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True allergy to benadryl (diphenhydramine). Can i take claritin? Are they different enough that it shouldn't give me the instant hives that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Antihistamines

Both Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Claritin are antihistamines and both are given to treat hives.
I would suggest consulting a board certified allergist to review your history of your reaction to benadryl, (diphenhydramine) i doubt your hives are because of it.

In brief: Antihistamines

Both Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Claritin are antihistamines and both are given to treat hives.
I would suggest consulting a board certified allergist to review your history of your reaction to benadryl, (diphenhydramine) i doubt your hives are because of it.
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