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Will Benadryl Help Allergic Asthma
No: Not enough to help, even in allergic asthma, which you might find surprising. Oh, they've tried; trials Seldane at super-high doses in '90's before being pulled from the market potentially fatal arrythmia. Get a prescription for a short-acting bronchodilator like albuterol or levalbuterol, or an anticholinergic like Atrovent (ipratropium). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?
Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more
Need alternative to zirtec for allergy-induced asthma. Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't work, nor albuterol asthma inhalars. Claritin gives me nasal pain.
Allergic help: You will definitely need to speak with your physician about this. Other alternatives include the short acting chlorphenamine (chlortrimetron), sold over the counter. There are prescription medications - xyzal, singulair, xopenex, (levalbuterol) Flonase and more. Ultimately - make sure you speak with your physician about this, since the medications you have tried so far are not providing relief for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is sedating: Claritin, zyrtec, allegra, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help with allergy and asthma symptoms caused by allergies to respiratory pollens or other airborne allergens. One should work with his doctor to see which combination of over-the-counter allergy meds and prescription asthma inhalers/pills work the best. A patient will learn over time, what medicines to add or increase, depending on how "bad" the air is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The term "allergy rash" is non-specific. If it is poisen ivy or ecxema, a rash characterized by dry, scaly patches where itchiness is a major symptom then antihistamines such as Claritin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be helpful. Zyrtec, in my experience, is actually better for itchiness. In more severe cases, topical or oral corticosteroids may have to be used. ...Read more
Bug / insect bites with allergic reaction. Can i take hydrocortisone and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to cure?
Can help symptoms: If you mean, does taking singulair (montelukast) help prevent symptoms from Aspirin sensitivity in people known to have this problem? Yes, it can. It doesn't always work, but sometimes it works beautifully for this. In one study in italy, 4 weeks of pre-medication with singulair (montelukast) blocked nasal symptoms nearly completely when Aspirin was taken. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14982510. ...Read more
Yes: They can help alot depending upon what you are allergic to. Some food allergies, such as peanut, even oral antihistamines are not strong enough to prevent anaphylaxis and avoidance is the only "treatment" in wide spread use. Milder allergies can be improved with antihistamines. Check with your allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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