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How Quickly Does Benadryl Start To Work
?sa: I am going to assume "sa" is seasonal allergies. So, yes, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would work for these, but is certainly not the optimal answer. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tends to be sedating and also needs to be taken 4 times a day for optimal effect. If you are having to take doses that often to keep symptoms under control, should consider alternative treatment for allergies. If "sa" not allergies, please resubmit question. ...Read more
Time For DroolSchool: We here on the ranch call it"Benadrool"because it can shlog you out.So yes sometimes it can work for calming down. But too much turns it into Bena-DryMouthBlurredVisionKnockedOut-Dryl.So just take one capsule(25mg)or at most 50mg. It's not usually prescribed for this.There are other medications specifically for anxiety. But Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a non-prescription medication and usually safe at proper doses ...Read more
Possibly: Benedryl is an antihistamine which helps itching associated with hypersensitivity reactions such as allergies, bug bites, etc. You may find some transient relief of itching caused by fungal infections, but the ultimate treatment would be that of cure (i.e. topical antifungal cream/powder/spray). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not at all: Ambien is a prescription only sleep aid which works directly on the brain to reduce electrical activity thereby causing sleep. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) which is used for treatment of allergies causes sleep as a side effect by working on different than Ambien brain receptors called H1. Consult with a physician if you need to take sleep aids on a regular basis. ...Read more
I'm taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) due to hives. But I need to go back to work! what should I do?
Can a person be truly allergic to benadryl (diphenhydramine)? (not to the die but the drug itself) if so can desensitization work?
Diphenhydramine: allergy to the active component can occur, very rare though, desensitazation can be performed but why? desensitazation is resorted to for any any drug if it is the only drug available to treat certain condition and no available alternatives, which isn't the case with diphenhydramine, get a second opinion, take care ...Read more
Is it ok to combine desloratadine (mornings) and (benadryl) at nights? desloratadine alone doesn't seem to work and disturb his sleep.
Safe: I do it all the time.Get a more detailed answer ›
I break out into what looks like hives everyday at the same time! Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works, but should I keep taking it or should I seek help?
Allergies....: do not improve on their own. See an allergist ...Read more
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