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What are the common uses of antihistamine?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Antihistamine 4 itch

Antihistamines (ah) block histamine receptors and stop histamine from causing itching and swelling.
They are mainly used to treat allergies and hives. Some are sedating; those are used as sleep aids. Many otc sleep meds contain Diphenhydramine (benadryl).

In brief: Antihistamine 4 itch

Antihistamines (ah) block histamine receptors and stop histamine from causing itching and swelling.
They are mainly used to treat allergies and hives. Some are sedating; those are used as sleep aids. Many otc sleep meds contain Diphenhydramine (benadryl).
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