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My girlfriend have hives, but is allergic to benadryl (diphenhydramine). What can she do?
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Antihistamine
Try a different over the counter oral antihistamine.

In brief: Antihistamine
Try a different over the counter oral antihistamine.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
In brief: Many options.
It would be unusual to be truly allergic to an allergy medication, but assuming this is correct, options include other antihistamines (claritin, allegra, zyrtec) or oral steroids.
If one is experiencing nasal symptoms, there are a variety of prescription nasal sprays that can also be very helpful. Best to consult with your doctor to see which options are best.

In brief: Many options.
It would be unusual to be truly allergic to an allergy medication, but assuming this is correct, options include other antihistamines (claritin, allegra, zyrtec) or oral steroids.
If one is experiencing nasal symptoms, there are a variety of prescription nasal sprays that can also be very helpful. Best to consult with your doctor to see which options are best.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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