If someone is having an allergic reaction to motrin, can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help?

Yes. If the reaction is severe or includes swelling of the throat, shortness of breath, lip or tongue or throat swelling the patient should seek emergency care by calling 911or going to the local emergency room.

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History of anxiety, found hive on arm yesterday, two hives on leg this am. Very anxious, history ofs easonal allergies. I took 2 motrin and 2 benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Hard to tell. Hives can be triggered by many things including stress. However drugs , foods, or viral infection can cause acute hives as well. If the problem is not severe and goes away after 6 wks, just try antihistamine if the trigger cannot be identified. See your doctor or allergist if the problem extends beyond 6 weeks or not responded well to anithistamine. Read more...

Is it bad to take motrin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) everyday?

Yes. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a treatment short term for itching or allergy symptoms. Motrin can have rebound effect if taken long term for headaches, so when you stop, your headaches will be worse. Ask your md for better long term solutions to your problems. Read more...

Got stung by a wasp on my lip. 2 hrs ago breathing is ok took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but it's swollen bad took 2 Motrin too when well the swelling leave my face?

I would ice area. As well. Also keep taking benedryl Will help keep things less swollen. It will take several hours for swelling to start to subside. But may take sig longer for things to completely go away. . Read more...

Been drinking beer & having an allergic reaction, is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe?

Yes, if not too much. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause drowsiness, which would be potentiated by alcohol. It would likely be safe after 1 beer, but would be problematic after more. I definitely would not drive after the combination. Read more...

If I get severe irritability when I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) is it still ok to take occasionally when having an allergic reaction? Safe to take?

Appears safe. If irritability is your only side effect it is apparently not a physical threat. Are you able to tolerate the irritability without threatening your livelihood, family, or significant relationships? There are other antihistamines. Read more...

I am having an allergic reaction to Medroland cannot get a hold of my dr. Should itake benadryl (diphenhydramine) and discontinue steroids? Also taking claritind skelaxin

Nature of Reaction? Please describe what exactly has happened?... as having an "allergic reaction" is quite ambiguous and does not tell me the nature of your reaction and whether to recommend going to an ER(if it is something serious). Send details or go to an ER but only if you have any difficulty with breathing or have a generalized skin rash or whelps(urticaria). Good luck. Read more...