Zyrtec and benadryl together

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I had them about 7 years ago, they lasted about a year. I'm taking Zyrtec (once a day), Zantac (2 / day), Doxepin (150 mg @ bedtime), and Benadryl as needed. I had been on prednisone on and off since July but my doctor has taken me off of it (for obvious reasons). Unfortunately nothing I've taken other than prednisone has worked. My hives are particularly associated with pressure (underwear) - Since September i have worn a tank top under my clothes due to hives associated with wearing a bra.
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??
You might want to take Zyrtec instead of the benadryl as Zyrtec doesn't cause the drowziness that benadryl does. Other than that, they are safe to take together, but don't drive and limit other activities. Take care.
We visited many doctors and all denied the flu shot was the culprit and no one can tell us when this will go away! He takes 2 zyrtec and benedryl at night. If he misses a dose his eyes and lips swell up and he is covered head to toe. It's annoying that I know what caused this but no one will own up to it.
I take massive amounts of antihistamines (2 24-hour Zyrtec tablets and 2 Benadryl tablets) and they help sometimes but its always short term and the itching resumes even worse than before. I don't know what to do, I can't sleep or focus on class or work or even fun things because I'm always itchy. I'm headed to the ER in the morning because I'm absolutely desperate.
Based on my extensive research and determination to find out what was causing it as she cried herself to sleep some nights, I wanted to share my information. First she was taking Zyrtec, this is bad stuff and can cause hives and/or itching as well as eliminate them, feel free to research this stuff on the web...I literally had to ween her from this medication and I am convinced over time it made her extremely itchy and prevented the elimination of hives.
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....
I thought caffeine was bad?
I was not in flood waters but had no electricity, figured it was from the heat. I mixed hydrocortisone cream not ointment and benadryl cream together, along with p.o. zyrtec and it quickly left.
Last night they went all the way down to my ankles, they started the first night just on my stomach, they burn and itch. I took Benadryl the first and second night. It did nothing, so last night I just didn't take any cause I don't want it to affect my baby at all. I haven't changed a thing either.
I got a bad rash in week 10. Hydrocortizone and Benadryl did nothing. I was eventually prescribed fluocinonide ointment (a steroid ointment much stronger than anything over the counter), Hydroxyzine at night, and Zyrtec in the am. They have helped a grat deal although I still have the rash 3 months later (just in different areas because it moves around). I am including links to photos of the rash and how it is categorized (mild, moderate, severe). The treatment for each stage is listed too.
They're not red and they're not clustered together. They're kind of sporatic and they itch constantly. Any ideas on what it might be?
I took him to the pediatrician who noticed that he had (seasonal) allergies and he said that it might be his allergies that were causing the blinking. The doctor went ahead and prescribed Zyrtec and sent us to the optometrist as well.
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.
If the rash is just starting, then he could try Hydrocortizone cream and benadryl orally at night (if that is okay with his doctor). He could also try zyrtec in the morning if that is okay with his doc. If the doc is available on the weekend, you could call him/her. Otherwise, on Monday he or you should call his doctor and let the doctor know about this rash and how bad it is. He may need some prescription meds like fluocinonide ointment and hydroxyzine tablets.
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.
They look puffy and feels burning if I scratch them. Once I start scratching, I can't stop and new bumps and patches come up. My family doctor said it is an allergic reaction, but i don't think it's that simple....... is it HIVES??????? !!!! attached pictures!!!! my leg http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/ykhkz/leg.jpg my arm http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/ykhkz/arm.jpg?t=1240870402 It's been 2 weeks since Apr 13th, 2009.........
I have been sick all week and had a Dr apt today and doc said I can take psuedofed and benedryl just make sure its original. I also take zyrtec.
This is the 5th and longest bout (about two weeks long so far) in 3 months. I have tried antibiotics and it comes back. I am on every allergy treatment -- zyrtec, allergy shots, steriod spray and I got a steroid shot when I was at the doc a week ago. Alll of it has helped in the past, but not since March. I did find a few alternatives on the internet I am trying (out of desperation).
I started out with small bumps very similar to mosquito bites on the inside/under arms and a few on my legs. In some areas the bites have "blended" together, now looking more like a flat pinkish area. Should I be concerned? I took over the counter benadry so was hoping this would help.
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...
Because I have a LOT of allergies I've always assumed that was what it was. I usually feel a little better after I take a benadryl and aspirin. However I would love this problem to stop occuring. I was given a nose spray by the allergist and this seems to help as well but not completly. I would be interested to hear if you had any success with the allergist. I will be starting shots soon and hope that helps. I have never met anyone who has had these type of problems with there allergies.
There was nothing I could really do for it other than taking Benadryl and a Cortizone cream and just let it run it's course.
You can use Benadryl at night as it causes drowsiness and other non sedating antihistaminics like Claritin and Zyrtec . Short courses of oral cortisone or steroids are taken for short periods (one to three days) to settle more severe symptoms. Application of calamine lotion also helps. You may take Vitamin C along with the prescribed treatment. Vitamin C is a general anti-allergy supplement. It helps stabilize mast cells so they are less likely to release histamine.
Hey my name is Molly and im 16, Last night i had Cattage pie and Green beans together and after i ate my top Lip had swollen up and started stinging and its still swollen and stinging now. I'm very confused because i Love cottage pie and Green beans and its a dinner i have regulary and its never happened before. More of the problem:- It's only my top lip and its stinging also a bit itchy, and its dry around the lip but the lip itself isn't.
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.
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.
I understand that there will be a reaction, but it is lasting for days, feels on fire through my pants, and is about the size of both of my fists put together and the patches are rock hard! Why?? Is anyone having any kind of reaction like that? I have rotated the hot/cold packs and neither way is making it better! If anyone has any advice I would appreciate it so much.
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