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Could Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with asthma like allergy symptoms?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reduces

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does not directly treat asthma, but it does reduce post nasal drip.
As PND can trigger asthma, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and similar drugs can reduce asthma symptoms.

In brief: Reduces

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does not directly treat asthma, but it does reduce post nasal drip.
As PND can trigger asthma, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and similar drugs can reduce asthma symptoms.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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