Antihistamines

About "Antihistamines"

Antihistamines are drugs used to treat allergic symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, watery eyes, hives, runny nose, and blocked nose. Some antihistamines are also used for motion sickness, vomiting, dizziness, anxiety, Parkinson's disease, and sleep problems. Fexofenadine, Hydroxyzine, Diphenhydramine, Chlorpheniramine, Loratadine, and Levocetirizine are a few examples of antihistamines.

Related Terms: Levocetirizine, Allergy, Itching, Urticaria, Cetirizine, Mometasone, Sinusitis

Recently Answered Questions


Are antihistamines safe when taken during pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, Can I take antihistamines (an OTC drug) when pregnant?  Read Full »
Dr. Gowrimeena
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Antihistamines are used to treat allergy symptoms. We have two generations of antihistamines: First generation antihistamines like Chlorpheniramine, Dimenhydrinate, Diphenhydramine, Doxylamine are considered safe to use during pregnancy. These medications have a sedati...  Read Full »
 
Is my vasoconstriction problem an allergic reaction to the daily intake of antihistamines?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having major vasoconstriction problems. I would like to know if my daily antihistamines intake is causing this problem. I am taking Loratadine and Fexofenadine hydrochloride daily for allergies.  Read Full »
Dr. Naval Mendiratta
Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know in detail, what you mean by vasoconstriction problems? Is it affecting your hands or your feet or anywhere in the nasal bed? Do you experience any bluish discoloration of the nails or hands? Do you any pain in the hands or feet? Do you have ulcers any...  Read Full »
 
My hair is falling out in clumps due to severe stress. Please advise.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37 year old female. I have been experiencing hair fall in clumps since the last two weeks, so much so that, I have lost half of my hair. The last one month, I have been under stress because of my father's death. I have consulted a dermatologist and have got some tests done as s...  Read Full »
Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare
Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For urticaria, you should take only antihistamine. Steroids are advised if there is no relief with an antihistamine for even eight weeks. Secondly, a major cause for Telogen effluvium hair loss can be low hemoglobin levels. You are on the right medic...  Read Full »
 
Is taking 350 mg of Unisom safe or lethal?
Query: Hello doctor, My friend took a little more sleeping aid than usual (not suicidal) and I was wondering whether 350 mg of Unisom (Doxylamine succinate) is safe or lethal. He is showing signs of being super sleepy. He has a history of depression and drug addiction.  Read Full »
Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The usual dose of Doxylamine succinate as an antihistamine will not exceed greater than 60 mg per day. Excessive dose may cause CNS (central nervous system) depression, palpitations, tachycardia, disorientation, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, paradoxical central n...  Read Full »
 
Please help with my allergic reaction to cherries.
Query: Hi doctor, I had an allergic reaction after eating fresh cherries last night. My eyes began itching and then swelled up. It also started tearing. I woke up this morning with mild swelling on the inner parts of my eyes. I have attached the photo for your reference. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You got an allergic reaction and there is no need to worry. I suggest antihistamines and tablet Montek-LC containing Montelukast with Levocetirizine. I also suggest antacids along with that. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. ...  Read Full »
 
Can a pregnant woman take Hydroxyzine for itchy palms?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is four months pregnant now. She has itchy palms. The doctor advised to take tablet Atarax 25 mg (Hydroxyzine hydrochloride). Is it safe to have this tablet during pregnancy? Kindly guide.  Read Full »
Dr. Richa Agarwal
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations on her pregnancy. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Yes, antihistamines are considered safe during pregnancy. As it is prescribed in a very low dose and she is in her second trimester, she can consume it, but not for a long...  Read Full »
 
Suffering from jock itch and thickened scrotal skin. What is the cure?
Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from jock itch for two months. Initially, there were well-circumscribed lesions with darker edges and itching on groin folds. Now, the skin has become hard, pigmented and dry with loss of hair. Scrotum and penile shaft also affected and resulted in the loss of rugosities and...  Read Full »
Dr. Kakkar S
Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you Luliconazole 1% cream, twice daily for two weeks. In addition, I suggest you take an oral antihistamine such as Cetirizine 10 mg tablet once a day for symptomatic relief from itching. You may also take an oral antifungal such as Itraconazole 100 mg Caps...  Read Full »
 
My legs are itchy and red. Is that due to insect bite?
Query: Hi doctor, Something appears to have bitten me on my legs. The skin is very red, and when I scratch, the area around it gets small red dots. It is incredibly itchy, and heat makes it worse. When I put ice on it, it feels better. I can feel a tiny lump in the centre of the round red bite, and it pain...  Read Full »
Dr. Gaurang Gupta
Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like some bed bug bitten case. Avoid scratching that area if you develop the itch. I suggest you antihistamine drug like tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg twice daily for five days and tablet Acenac-P (Aceclofenac and Paracetamol) twice daily for five days. Consult...  Read Full »
 
How to recover fast from chickenpox?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from chickenpox for the past five days. Now, the blisters have become blackish. What shall I do for a fast recovery?  Read Full »
Dr. Mayank Agarwal
Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chickenpox is a self-resolvable condition. Make sure to decontaminate the bedding and clothing as falling of blisters results in virus dissemination. For itching, apply antihistamine lotions like Caladryl (Calamine with Diphenhydramine). If you have children at home, ma...  Read Full »
 
There is dirt in my eyes every evening and eyes are red. Please help me.
Query: Hello doctor, I got this eye problem three days ago. I do not know what happens but when it is evening, I notice that there is a frequent watery eye dirt in my eyes, sometimes it is a little bit only and sometimes a lot. But, it is very frequent like every minute like that. So that the veins in my ...  Read Full »
Dr. Rasmi
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not know whether the dirt is white or yellow. However, it seems to be allergic. For this, I suggest you can use (Sodium Cromoglycate or antihistamine) drops. Wash your eyes with water (not warm) as well. If no result, the problem may be an infection. Most proba...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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