Will benedryl help allergic reaction to peppers?

If It Is An Allergy. In a true allergic reaction, histamine is released by the body, causing most of the allergic symptoms. An antihistamine, like benedryl, can be pretty effective. If the reaction to the pepper is non-allergic, then benedryl won't help (although it may help you sleep).

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I had an allergic reaction to bell peppers two days ago. Should I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the residual swelling in my throat or stick with advil?

As needed. Unfortunately, food reactions can persist for several days as the material proceeds through your digestive tract. If you tolerate Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ok you can certainly use it for several days. The advil is unlikely to influence allergic swelling. Read more...