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Rash breakouts on legs from food allergy. What OTC can I take besies benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No much OTC meds

If you have real food allergy and you break out in hives when you eat that particular food, beside benadryl, (diphenhydramine) there are not much otc meds you can take.
Go to the nearest er if you have nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing since those are signs of anaphylaxis and can be dangerous. If the rashes are eczema but not hives, you can use otc cortisone cream, moisturizer and see an allergist.

In brief: No much OTC meds

If you have real food allergy and you break out in hives when you eat that particular food, beside benadryl, (diphenhydramine) there are not much otc meds you can take.
Go to the nearest er if you have nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing since those are signs of anaphylaxis and can be dangerous. If the rashes are eczema but not hives, you can use otc cortisone cream, moisturizer and see an allergist.
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Dr. Aparna Shah
Pediatrics

In brief: See below

You can take claritin, Allegra or zyrtec , they all last for 24 hours, the first two are considered non sedating, so they will not make you drowsy like benadryl (diphenhydramine).

In brief: See below

You can take claritin, Allegra or zyrtec , they all last for 24 hours, the first two are considered non sedating, so they will not make you drowsy like benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Dr. Aparna Shah
Dr. Aparna Shah
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