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Will Benadryl Help Wheezing
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
May help if itching.: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant ; apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink h2o. ...Read more
Possibly: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sedating antihistamine. The best answer i can give you is if the mucus production is caused by an allergic rhinitis (allergy of the nose) Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. However, if the mucus production is not of an allergic etiology, the antihistamines will be of little help and an otc decongestant will be more helpful for symptomatic relief. ...Read more
NO: Edward, hydrocodone does nothing for wheezing. It is usually prescribed for pain and occasionally for cough. If cough is causing the wheezing, then it might help. But you could also be allergic to it, in which case it could cause very dangerous wheezing. Ask the doc who prescribed it what you should do if you are wheezing. And good luck. ...Read more
Depends on cause: If the cough is simply from a post-nasal drips, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help but if the cough is from something else such as asthma, sinus infection, reflux etc then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would do nothing for you. If the cough has been present for more than a couple of weeks or has not been improving, then you should consult your doctor. ...Read more
Allegra (fexofenadine): Not indicated for colds or young kids ...Read more
No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not a treatment for asthma. Depending on the severity of asthma, different medications can be used. Mostly, they are inhalers since it does not cause serious side effects when you take it for a long time. You should see an allergist or pulmonologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use with caution: The antihistamine products like benedryl will thicken your mucous secretions which can be a problem for those on the margins with asthma. Asthma patients tend to have problems with excess secretions already & thickening them lakes it harder for them to be cleared from the airways. Benedryl can often be used during periods of good control, but i avoid it during flares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be helpful: Medications that reportedly loosen mucus, like humibid, can sometimes help make mucus clearance from the airway easier with coughing, but studies do not show a lot of benefit in large groups of people. There is a lot of individual variation in response. ...Read more
Usually not: Every individual person's definition of "high" is different, but I wouldn't say feeling sedated/tired is a "high" sensation. Occassionally there is a patient who gets a feeling of energy instead of the sedation, but again, I don't equate that with feeling "high". I prefer the feeling of getting high on life when hearing my grandchildren laugh or smelling a beautiful flower... ...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
May help: To bring up the mucous in your lungs, but doesn't stop mucous production. Albuterol is a bronchodilator, meaning it helps to open up your airways so that you can breathe easier -and it also makes it easier to cough up any mucous that is in your airway, so in that sense it will help relieve you of your mucous! If the mucous is caused by allergies or bacterial infection you may need other meds too! ...Read more
Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to relieve serious allergies (sneezing, running nose, etc) and Xanax?
Ask provider,but yes: It should be okay, but do talk w/ your provider since they can interact to increase dizziness and drowsiness risks. Perhaps your provider will offer an alternative or tell you a good schedule to take them on. Take care - allergies can be rough, I know. Also consider non-drug therapy for anxiety if possible. CBT can really help. And, no side efx! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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