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Are Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy dissolving strips usually safe to use while having bronchitis?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes they are generally safe, but may not be effective or recommended.
Older antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) could be too drying when you are experiencing bronchitis. If you are having bad allergies on top of the bronchitis, try a newer otc antihistamine such as Loratadine or cetirizine.

In brief: Yes
Yes they are generally safe, but may not be effective or recommended.
Older antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) could be too drying when you are experiencing bronchitis. If you are having bad allergies on top of the bronchitis, try a newer otc antihistamine such as Loratadine or cetirizine.
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Careful...
You need to be careful that you don't dry out the cough too much making it more difficult to expectorate the sputum, especially when it is acute bronchitis with infection present.
You don't want to keep infected sputum in your airways so use very little Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cough suppressants in this case.

In brief: Careful...
You need to be careful that you don't dry out the cough too much making it more difficult to expectorate the sputum, especially when it is acute bronchitis with infection present.
You don't want to keep infected sputum in your airways so use very little Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cough suppressants in this case.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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