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I found out I am allergic to peanuts after having a anaphylactic shock. If I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) first can I still eat peanuts safety?

No. just avoid peanuts, keep an antihistaminic like benadryl (diphenhydramine) handy in case you eat peanuts by mistake, also you need to keep an epinephrine pen,the only treatment so far is avoidance of peanuts or any food that contains them, perhaps depends on the degree of sensitization, some patients can tolerate a small amount, others would react even to the smell,please c an allergist for assessment and follow up. Read more...

I have anaphylaxis from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (documented by ED mds), is chlor trimeton ok to take instead?

No guarantee. Chlortimeton is a different chemical compared to benadryl (diphenhydramine) (Alkylamine vs Ethanolamine derivatives) so in theory it should be ok.Actual anaphylaxis reaction to antihistamines is not only rare, but every case report, there have been other drugs involved (co-ingested). Consider specific allergy testing because anaphylaxis is life-threatening and if it wasn't the benadryl (diphenhydramine) you need to know absolutely. Read more...
The dye or gelatin? It is unusual to become allergic to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and thus I would consider the excipient present in Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or even the gelatin capsule to be better explanations. Consult an allergist to help you sort this out. Read more...

What is the best antihistamine for adjunct therapy to treat anaphylaxis (of course after epi... Injection vs pills ex: Atarax or Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is fast acting and is a good adjunct to epinephrine. However for the days following a severe allergic reaction, Zyrtec is great as it lasts a longer amount of time than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and doesn't make you as sleepy. Atarax is fine but is a prescription medication and not indicated for acute allergic reaction. Read more...