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Hi! I have been having hives for the past three days and I have taken benadryl, (diphenhydramine) prednisone, and ranitidine when will they go away?

Depends on cause. How long it lasts depends on what is causing it. Having said that, they are often caused by a viral infection . In this case, they should go away after a few weeks. On the other hand, it may also linger on for years. Read more...

I know prednisone lowers your immune system, so can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) instead?

Yes, in occasions. You've got an excellent point. For example, in treating sinusitis caused by allergic nasal congestion, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) treatment has much less side effects than prednesone. Read more...
Sure. Prednisone is generally reserved for severe allergy symptoms or asthma attacks. For nasal allergies, instead of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) i'd recommend a longer acting, less sedating antihistamine like Cetirizine or fexofenadine. For asthma, antihistamines won't help. Read more...
Short course OK. Your body makes a stress hormone very similar to Prednisone every day. A short course (5-7days) is often used to assist your own stress hormone response to get things back in order quickly & avoid prolonged symptoms. Prolonged use can suppress the immune system & should be avoided. Antihistamines can be beneficial if the issue is histamine based but will replicate all the benefits of the steroid. Read more...
Wrong question. Why taking prednisone? Dose and schedule? Duration? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps no skin conditions except histamine reactions, mostly hives. And for that there are much better antihistamines. So they are used in different circumstances. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sleeping pill. Take only at bedtime. You need to indicate the reason for prednisone before any further discussion. Read more...

I had an allergy to doxycycline 4 weeks ago I can't take benedryl and I took prednisone for 12 days and I still itch, I have been taking ranitidine?

Cause? I doubt that the allergy to doxycycline can linger on this long and thus your itching must be from something else. In the absence of skin rash, dry skin is the most common cause for itching. Have you tried applying a moisturizer on your body 2x daily with one <3 mins after bathing? Read more...

What's better for hives, Zantac 150 or benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is better than zantac. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an h1 blocker, zantac is not. I like Allegra more than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) because Allegra does not cause drowsiness. Read more...

7wks pregnant, Is prednisone safe for treating my 1st time hives 3 days going, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) seems to calm it, appears after 8 hrs effect, is this safe?

Not really safe. Studies suggest that there's a small increased risk of oral clefts when taking Prednisone in the first trimester. An oral cleft happens when the lip or palate (roof of the mouth) does not fully close during development. Before you take prednisone, discuss other options with your healthcare provider. There are other medicines available that may be safer and still keep your hives under control. Read more...