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Itch (Latin: pruritus) is a Wikt:sensation that causes the desire or reflex to scratch. Itch has resisted many attempts to class...
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Benadryl vs Zyrtec for Itching

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Other name: Cetirizine (Cetirizine)
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Benadryl (diphen) is a brand name allergy medicine marketed over-the-counter drug by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Prior to 2007, Benadryl was marketed by Pfizer. Benadryl was invented by George Rieveschl and first made publicl...
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Cetirizine , a second-generation antihistamine, is a major metabolite of hydroxyzine, and a racemic histamine H1 receptor inverse agonist used in the treatment of allergies, hay fever,and urticaria...
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Benadryl (diphen) is a brand name allergy medicine marketed over-the-counter drug by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Prior to 2007, Benadryl was marketed by Pfizer. Benadryl was invented by George Rieveschl and first made publicl...
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Cetirizine , a second-generation antihistamine, is a major metabolite of hydroxyzine, and a racemic histamine H1 receptor inverse agonist used in the treatment of allergies, hay fever,and urticaria...
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Benadryl helped me sleep. A double dose of zyrtec each day...
" Benadryl helped me sleep. A double dose of zyrtec each day helped control the itching. I eventually needed both oral and topical steroids to get mine under control... "

on heavy Benadryl for a few days which helped tremendously....
" #6 I had itchy and redness that was ...was moved up and I was on heavy Benadryl for a few days which helped tremendously. Then once back on my once a day Zyrtec it went away pretty much. I... "

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ex, and Zyrtec have fewer side effects, so they may be...
" ...first generation antihistamines, including Benadryl, tend to cause more side effects, particularly drowsiness. Newer-generation antihistamines such as Allegra, Clarinex, and Zyrtec have fewer side... "

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me Zyrtec (sp?) for itching and that helped also, but I...
" ...them almost everywhere on my body. Benedryl helps relieve the itching and the hives reduce however once the medicine wears off HELLO HIVES!. My doctor also gave me Zyrtec (sp?) for itching and that... "

reat! Benadryl did nothing but make him sleepy. Also, I q...
" ...Toby's been on Zyrtec for about a month and he's stopped itching and scratching! Now his hair just needs to grow back in and he'll look great! Benadryl did nothing but make him sleepy. Also, I... "

Zyrtec every day for over 4 years. It worked great for...
" I took Zyrtec every day for over 4 years. It worked great for my cat ...stop. After two weeks I broke down used Benadryl for a couple of days, and that helped. It's been a few ...and then I still get an... "

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me to sleep like Benadryl but worked. |Dee in Peoria, wife o...
" ...oh yeah, I did have the severe itches, remember Maureen told me ...pains for Bob , I made several trips to prompts care and the primary doc perscribed Zyrtec and it worked. Put me to sleep like... "

didn't really help and once I was off the migraine med....
" ...You might to try Benadryl or some other allergy med. About 20 years ago I was put on some sort od sulfa med. which had never bothered me before but that time I itched so bad I scratched til I bled.... "

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ch for me lately since I�ve been taking them for so long, b...
" ...Ok, so I wake up with allergies. oh joy. So I take a Benadryl That doesn�t work so I search the ...a lost sample of Zyrtec �which are not doing much for me lately since I�ve been taking them for so... "

ot and am doped up on benadryl half the year. ugh. Lately m...
" zyrtec doesnt work for me. i generally neti pot a lot and am doped up on benadryl half the year. ugh. Lately my eyes have... "

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