Allegra and benadryl together

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In the first place Zyrtec tends to make you drowsy and Allegra tends to perk you up. It would be pretty weird to take them together. I take Zyrtec daily and when my allergies act up I take a single dose of Benadryl which is short-acting. that works well for me.
I suffer from allergies from various foods that are unknown at this time and some cats, not all cats and Ibuprophen (which I will not take even if i am on Benadryl). I worry constantly about anaphylaxis since it happend once due to an allergic reaction from Ibuprophen. My PCP precsribed Zyrtec for me to take daily but it is not for food allergies. Benadryl works great for me and if I only take one 25 mg tablet, I am not too sleepy. Will this be a safe alternative for me??
Currently I have been taking zyzal,ranitidine and predisone in the morning and then take predisone, raitidine, singular,hydroxyzine and allegra in the evening. I am growing more and more concerned. Is this ever going to pass? I reviewed a reply asking if I had taken asprin or anything (feledene) within a few days prior to having the flu shot. I'm not sure,but could be a possibility. What are your thoughts? Is there a resolve to all this?
They prescribed some Desonide ointment, atopiclear, and allergy medication, which was allegra. Before that I was taking Claritin and Benadryl, and neither helped. Then I went to an allergist, he ran some tests, and found out I was allergic to dust ad that was pretty much it. He prescribed me more allegra, and then on my second visit prescribed me singulair and then also gave me instructions to change my diet, soap, and detergent. None of this has worked.
These are the big ones that don't itch as much as they hurt. I have taken Benadryl and Prilosec which is a histamine 2 antagonist. I have 10 mg Prednisone tabs with me but the directions are to take 40 mg for angioedema and gradually decrease dosage. I know that if I take this dosage I will be up all night but am really uncertain about how much I should take. Using Aveeno to sooth the welts with minimal effect. I empathize with anyone going through this experience.
I saw an allergist a week ago and she put me on allegra in the day time and zyrtec at night, and I'm also on a nose spray called Veramyst. The hives have never gone away completely save for the three days I was on a steroid. Today they are as worse as ever. I just want them to go away forever. And I don't know how to make that happen....
Went to ER after talking with Parmaetics and they just said that if was from the swollen and don't worry even if it shut off totally i would just pass out and the spasms would stop and i would breathe again (this of course is something that I am looking forward to) They started me on low does prednisone 15 mg day on Tuesday, Wed my tongue swelled..back tongue glands and then the increase the prednisone to 60 mg day on a decreasing dose...
I can sympathize with you all. I myself just recently started experiencing dizziness associated with allergies. I turned 40 this year, and I have suffered from seasonal allergies for about ten years now, but it has never been accompanied with dizziness. I reside in NY and we have been having lots of rain lately, and for the past two weeks I have been experiencing dizziness.
I saw the doctor yesterday and after reading the comments here, I do not feel very confident in his treatment. Sudafed and Benadryl. I even made a list of symptoms and incidents and typed them up and gave him. Don't think he paid any attention. The ear is much worse this morning. So are the headaches and that 'walk like a drunk' falling into walls. I'm 65 years old and my husband is making me stay in bed worried I will break a hip or arm.
Having been in almost perfect health until then, I stared getting severe allergy symptoms including eye allergies,fatigue, dry cough and wheeze .,esp during spring.Time coincided with my oral surgery.Penicillin, bruofen, and Allegra took a toll on my stomach this time, I believe.Ended up having dyspeptic attacks.My physician disagree that the medicines caused it, and swears it is the stress.She wanted me on antidepressants.
They cause less drowsiness and can work just as well. These medications include fexofenadine (Allegra), and cetirizine (Zyrtec). You can discuss these treatment options with your dermatologist and get a referral done for an allergist. I hope it helps. Take care and God bless.
especially in conjunction with regular allergies (eye, dust, pollen) and a breathing condition...I know that they all run together and it is difficult to figure out whether or not it's food or environment...argh...
they did prescribe the Rhinocort and Singulair, but I stuck by Benadryl and Nasalcrom instead. just an alternative to consider.
I have been dizzy now for almost 2 months, and my doctor has given me nasonex and allegra. I haven't started the allegra yet, but my symptoms are getting worse. The dizzyness is almost all of the time, and especially bad if I move to quick and from sitting to standing. Headaches are getting worse, hard to get rid of. I have had blood work and an exam, and all the Dr. noticed was that my nasal passages were extremely dry. Everything else has checked out great.
The goal of immunotherapy is to rewire the immune system so it no longer overacts to allergens and causes hay fever. Putting It All Together If you have an underlying sleep-breathing problem such as obstructive sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome then it’s likely that you’ll have some kind of allergies or nonallergic rhinitis, whether mild or severe. Not only will your nose be overly sensitive to allergens or weather changes, it can also be irritated by your stomach juices.
Try to see if the stuff you wash your clothes in is doing it, detergent, fabric softener, etc. I got rashes from those dryer sheets while on Tx. Had to stop using them and I still don't use them to this day.
Whether taking one or the other will suffice, instead of both, would best be determined by trial and error, with you and your doctor working together to reach that decision.
Then I woke up the next morning to find my hands burning n itchy. So i rubbed both of my hands together and then these big blisters grew immediately. They were on the soles of my hands and fingers and toes. Doc put me on steroids for 6 days which controlled the itching. Then the 2 orginal insect bites grew back and he sent me to a dermatologist. My diagnose was an insect bite that caused a bad reaction which made my hands blister called an id itch i believe.
What can I take at night? I have been taking 1 60mg of Allegra during the day and today I took Sudafed. Tonight however, I don't know if I should take Benydry so I can sleep because I heard that it can be bad for people with asthma. Just a little while ago I took some Afrin nasal spray but, that does not help with the allergy situation. Please help I need to sleep!
I am just really diving in and hoping that it will help - particularly with the grass. We do Zyrtec every night (can't live without it!), and Benadryl for hives - but you can't give both together - so if she gets the Benadryl at night, we do the Zyrtec the next day. Lots of creams, lotions, and skin maintenance stuff, too - but her allergies are the #1 trigger (sweating is #2!). good luck - I will try to remember to re-post and let you know how allergy shots pan out.
It is 4 a.m. and I am desperately trying to figure out why I continue to break out in hives and have joint pain in my elbows, feet, hands and legs. I too started breaking out in hives after taking the antibotic Solodyn for acne. After a trip to the ER, it was assumed that I had an alergic reaction to the medicine. I stopped taking the medicine after only 3 weeks and needless to say, I am still breaking out in hives and have joint pain. I have been tested for allergies and that was negative.
exam, went to local clinic and tried stopping Celebrex and Allegra and took Hydroxizine. No help so far and I am getting crazy, cannot sleep. No aquatic/marine exposure (don't swim or use hot tub) Can you please render input of possibilities, recall that I AM going to see doctors, too, BUT I would like your observations.
Sometimes one dose at night of 75 mg Benadryl can knock the hives out for me and I don't need any of the other drugs- Benadryl has become my personal drug of choice for first line defense against hives- just don't take it when you have to drive anywhere! 5o mg doesn't work for most people for hives- most people need 75 mg, but check with your allergy/immunology doc, and if you don't have one of these docs, get one so they can coordinate with your endocrinologist.
Wondering if anyone else ran into this problem and what kind of treatments they used (topicals, systemics, light therapy) and how successful treatment was. Also interested if things got better after treatment was over. Speaking of systemics, has anyone used a drug called Embrel during treatment for psoriais? One doctor recommended it and the other said stay away from systemics. How unusual. LOL. Somewhat related is "riba rash".
For the past 2 months, I've had a severe flare up which has been treated with a 6-day Prednisone patch, Allegra, and now 30 mg of Doxepin daily with no relief. In addition, I'm taking OTC Bendryl (200 mg) daily. With previous rare flare-ups, the Prednisone patch worked to clear up the hives and bring me back to 'normal'. The hives currently are all over my body, exaggerated by stress, with pain at times from my hands / feet swelling as well as the hives themselves.
I married my husband in 2001 and since, we have completed countless 1/2 and full marathons together, trained and participated in a number of sprint, olympic and 1/2 Ironmans and eventually a full Ironman.
, I have been feeling bad for so long that I have gotten use to feeling bad, I felt bad about 2 years before I started tx, I was always tired and thought it was from allergies, I actually use to feel a little better when I would take an allegra but it would only last for about 3-4 hours and I was taking the largest mg.
I was prescribed xyzal in Aug, but I've been taking it on and off with allegra. I think xyzal and allegra have about the same effect on my hives. I've had chronic hives on and off since 1991. I've had allergy tests done but the tests were inconclusive since I was allergic to almost everything they gave me. I'm afraid to go back for the blood tests because they'll probably just tell me that it was inconclusive too.
Ive had what feels like gallons of blood taken and tested but never any answers. Ive tried Allegra, Zyrtec and Benadryl and more. Nothing really seems to work. The swelling actually stopped for about a year and a half and I thought i finally grew out of it. But I had recent hernia operation and while recovering out of no where the bottom of my foot started to swell again. now over the past month Its happen 3 times and I woke up this morning and half of my bottom lip is swollen.
When it happened on my lip, it swelled to the size of a grape and the Benadryl took FOREVER to kick in. Anyway, I went to the doctor this morning and she said swelling like this (tongue, lips) is called angiodema. She said if I continue to expose myself to this allergen (whatever it may be) the next stage could be anaphylaxis. I'm really scared. I have 2 little kids and I'm terrified of something happening. I can't avoid the allergen if I don't know what it is.:( Please help.
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