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Doctor insights on: My Eyes Are Swollen For 2 Days Now Cos Of Azithromycin Im Taking Benadryl How Long Woukd My Eyes Get Better

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My eyes are swollen for 2 days now cos of azithromycin im taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) how long woukd my eyes get better?

My eyes are swollen for 2 days now cos of azithromycin im taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) how long woukd my eyes get better?

Maybe few days more: If you are allergic to azithromycin, it is a long one comparing to most of other anitibiotic...Because it stays in body longer...It is the reason why u can use it for only 3 days or 5 days treatment for pneumonia etc. While other meds typically need 10 days course. So, if it is not getting worse, cont Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for couple more days. +visine allergies drop. If worsening, consult your doc...
Good luc. ...Read more

Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more


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2nd time now, I have a swollen right eye that's all watery. Also right side of my nose is watery. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cured it before. Not now. Tried sinus med.?

2nd time now, I have a swollen right eye that's all watery. Also right side of my nose is watery. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cured it before. Not now. Tried sinus med.?

See doctor: If you have a swollen right nose and right eye, you need to see a doctor. OTC sinus med is unlikely to help if you have a serious sinus infection on the right. ...Read more

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Had allergy with swollen lips & eyes 2 days ago. Took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and a steroid shot. Today having rash on torso and extremities. Allergic to injection?

More info.: Large dose of steroid can cause acne. However the rash may also be just a part of the swollen lips and eyes process which returns when the level of steroid starts to fall off. I presume that you are on Benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Allergy w swollen lips & eyes 2 days ago. Source unsure. Took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & a steroid shot. Today had rash on arms and torso. What's wrong?

Allergy w swollen lips & eyes 2 days ago. Source unsure. Took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & a steroid shot. Today had rash on arms and torso. What's wrong?

Urticaria/angioedema: Could be the case, kind of common, mostly no cause can be sorted out, acute types usually follow a viral infection, chronic types mostly have no known cause, could be due to drugs, please keep taking your meds regulary, go to ER if you develop hoarseness / difficulty in breathing, and see an allergist soon, goodluck ...Read more

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Woke up with swollen itches eyes. Have 2 babies and do not want to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Is there something else I can take?

Woke up with swollen itches eyes. Have 2 babies and do not want to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Is there something else I can take?

Other antihistamines: You may try an antihistamine eye drop or take any other kind of antihistamine. They would not do harm to your babies (vs Benadryl (diphenhydramine) which may make you very drowsy and less able to take care of your kids). ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to makeup. My eyes are red swollen and itchy. I have both benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin, which would be better to take?

I had an allergic reaction to makeup. My eyes are red swollen and itchy. I have both benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin, which would be better to take?

Contact dermatitis: Sounds like you are suffering from allergic contact dermatitis from makeup product. OTC antihistamines can help with itch but the best treatment for contact dermatitis is topical corticosteroid creams. Talk with your doctor and consider scheduling patch testing with an allergist to determine your sensitivities so you can avoid this reaction in the future. ...Read more

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My hands are swollen and have hives on them. Also, the area around my eyes, nose, and cheeks are puffy. How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I take and how often?

My hands are swollen and have hives on them. Also, the area around my eyes, nose, and cheeks are puffy. How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I take and how often?

Additional: Your could take a different anthistamine such as cetirizine in the day and add Benadryl (diphenhydramine) later and at night. See a doctor to determine cause. Do so immediately if any internal swelling occurs like inside the mouth or abdominal cramping. ...Read more

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Allergy attack already taking Zyrtec, for 1 week been waking up with itchy eyes, mainly right eye is red and swollen, having eczema flare ups all over body, cannot take Benadryl during the day I am driving. Lips are chapped and swollen, itchy. Usually

Allergy attack already taking Zyrtec, for 1 week been waking up with itchy eyes, mainly right eye is red and swollen, having eczema flare ups all over body, cannot take Benadryl during the day I am driving. Lips are chapped and swollen, itchy. Usually

Needs Face to face: EXAM by the Physician. Or Video Consult via health Tap Prime.
You may need Stronger Treatment than just Anti Histaminic. E.g. Oral or Injectable Steroids. Or may be Topical Steroids if very localized Eczema Flare up. ...Read more

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My 4 year old takes zyrtec 1 tsp and singulair 4mg every night. She got a couple mosquito bites yesterday and they are swollen. Can she have a dose of benadryl also tonight? Her left eye has also been watering for several days even with both allergy meds.

My 4 year old takes zyrtec 1 tsp and singulair 4mg every night. She got a couple mosquito bites yesterday and they are swollen. Can she have a dose of benadryl also tonight? Her left eye has also been watering for several days even with both allergy meds.

Allergy: A one time dose should be OK. Diphenhydramine is short acting while Zyrtec is long acting. So, there will be some overlap, but short lived. Adding Zantac (ranitidine) also helps improve the symptoms faster since the two groups of medications have a synergistic effect. ...Read more

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Something I'm allergic to made my eye red, swollen & painful. I've taken Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) used a compress, & eye washed. Still there. What should I do?

Something I'm allergic to made my eye red, swollen & painful. I've taken Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) used a compress, & eye washed. Still there. What should I do?

Good start: Time to see an eye MD. Your initial steps were very good and should have taken care of most allergy conditions. Allergy usually does not cause pain. If the eyeball or eyelid are still red, swollen, and painful, there is likely another cause besides allergy. Common causes are a scratch, a foreign body, a sty. The eye MD will see what is is. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen eye lid each morning for a couple mornings. The one he slept on, staying in a hotel. Swelling goes down with benadryl (diphenhydramine) but seems worse each day?

Swollen eye lid each morning for a couple mornings. The one he slept on, staying in a hotel. Swelling goes down with benadryl (diphenhydramine) but seems worse each day?

See allergist: If this is getting worse, it is time to consult an allergist. On the other hand, the absence of itching points away from allergies. Has he been placed on any new drug recently? Has he been taking NSAID? We need to know more. ...Read more

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My wife took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) yesterday for a cold and woke with her eye swollen and a rash on her neck. Could she be allergic to benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

My wife took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) yesterday for a cold and woke with her eye swollen and a rash on her neck. Could she be allergic to benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Unlikely: Although allergic reactions to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or the dye in the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have rarely been implicated in allergic reactions, the more likely explanation is that the infection itself is contributing to hives and swelling. This can especially be seen with viruses and less likely with bacteria and usually more common in children. ...Read more

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My daughter got bit by a mosquito and her eye swelled up. I gave her some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and I kept a warm towel on it. This morning, her eye was still swollen. What should I do?

Eyelid swelling: Worsening of swelling in the morning is expected because of laying flat all night while sleeping. Try cold /ice compresses, stay upright, and continue benadryl (diphenhydramine). See your pediatrician or ophthalmologist if not better. ...Read more

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17 mo old w/ severe skeeter syndrome. Bites in the face and eye almost completely swollen shut. Dosed benadryl (diphenhydramine). Best course of action topical and oral?

17 mo old w/ severe skeeter syndrome. Bites in the face and eye almost completely swollen shut. Dosed benadryl (diphenhydramine). Best course of action topical and oral?

Oral: Oral benadryl (diphenhydramine) will be best here. For the bites, you can use topical hydrocortisone to help decrease the inflammation (although this will take awhile). Prevention will be the key here - using bug spray and avoiding be outside at dusk might be best. Also, look for signs of infection: if the swelling is warm, painful and very red, please call your doctor. ...Read more

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My one year old daughter had a double ear infection. Wefinished the zithromax on friday. Today, she woke up with a swollen eye and green slime coming out. Could she besuffering from pink eye?

My one year old daughter had a double ear infection. Wefinished the zithromax on friday. Today, she woke up with a swollen eye and green slime coming out. Could she besuffering from pink eye?

This could be...: This could be a few things. She may have picked up a new eye infection...Viral or bacterial. This also could be otitis-conjunctivitis...Which is an ear and eye infection at the same time and the antibiotic she was on would not have been adequate. Please contact your doctor with this and with any and all concerns you have. Thank you. ...Read more

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I am taking prednisone for an allergic reaction to azithromycin. Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before I sleep? Will it help with this kind of allergic reaction?

I am taking prednisone for an allergic reaction to azithromycin. Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before I sleep? Will it help with this kind of allergic reaction?

No answer: You left out the information needed to answer. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help if you have hives. If you do, there are much better antihistamines. If you want a sleeping pill, use Benadryl (diphenhydramine). DO NOT TAKE BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) IF YOU DRIVE. It is dangerous to be sleepy and drive. If you have a rash, not hives, no antihistamine will make the slightest difference. ...Read more

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Dyed hair on monday and it is Wednesday now forehead and sides are swollen, taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cold compress, how long until swelling goes down?

Dye sensitivity: Likely allergic to hair dye (usually the phenylenediamine component). This is a ''delayed hypersensitivity" unlikely to respond to benadryl (diphenhydramine) and unlikely to improve if exposure continues (wash out thoroughly). A physician would need to confirm by examination and patch testing to confirm. Treatment depends on severity. High potency topical steroid vs other topical immune suppressant vs other. ...Read more

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4 yearl old's allergies very bad, nose stuffy and itchy, eyes red, swollen and itchy. I gave him zyrtec (cetirizine) at 7.30am, bendryl pr 6h not working. Help?

4 yearl old's allergies very bad, nose stuffy and itchy, eyes red, swollen and itchy. I gave him zyrtec (cetirizine) at 7.30am, bendryl pr 6h not working. Help?

May need more: Antihistamine like zyrtec is good, but may need to consider daily nasal saline rinses/sprays, adding a nasal steroid (prescription only), and prescription allergy eye drops. During different seasons, some people just might need more therapy. Also consider getting allergy testing done with doctor. ...Read more

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