What is more effective on poison ivy. Allegra or benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) For the control of itching, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should be more effective but may make you more sleepy. If it is a severe case, and there is no contraindication, steroids will give you the best relief in the shortest amount of time.
Either . You can take either. Both would improve itchiness somewhat but not treating the inflammation due to contact dermatitis to your suspected poison ivy. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) acts faster but it does not last as long. Plus it makes you drowsy. Allegra last longer and does not cause drowsy. You might need to see a doctor if symptoms not controlled. Corticosteroids treat the inflammation and hasten the recovery.

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Er for poison ivy, gave shot Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and methylpred. Told to take the Medrol dose pk 4mg. How long does shot stay in system or began to work?

Days. Poison ivy dermatitis should respond in a few days to your regimen. I like to start open wet dressings with a thin cotton sheet for 10 minutes followed by a cortisone cream three times daily. It is important to have a thin sheet to allow water evaporation. This acts as swamp cooler and will help quickly. Read more...
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Prednisone allergy? I am uncertain he had a prednisone allergy. You need to discuss the reaction with your physician. This may have been related tot eh dose of the prednisone and was a side effect of the level of the dosage. Prednisone is a corticosteroid and these are the mainstay of acute therapy for poison ivy. You can discuss this your physician and see a dermatologist. You may need a different preparation. Read more...

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This . This is a bit tricky to answer without a picture and more clinical information. I doubt it was from the blood draw. This time of year it could be many things including a medication reaction, eczema, a viral exanthem, psoriasis, dry skin from low humidity, and many others. Perhaps a visit to a dermatologist would be helpful for diagnosis and treatment options. I hope that helps a little! Read more...

Wy is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) more effective for hives than Allegra?

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Why is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) more effective for hives than allegra?

Antihistamines. some hives respond better to first generation antihistamines, but in general if the hives are chronic, they are better suppressed with a second generation antihistamine, such as Allegra (fexofenadine) or Zyrtec as they are longer acting and less sedating. Read more...

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