Itching

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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 45,695 Hydrocortisone 12,877 Prednisone 9,284
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Benadryl
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Zyrtec
Other name: Unisom (Unisom)
Other name: Cetirizine (Cetirizine)
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3.0
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Allergies
Itching
Hives
Insomnia
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Anxiety*
Nausea
Cough
Headaches*
Vomiting
Withdrawal*
Not Sleeping*
Common Cold
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Allergies
Itching
Hives*
Seasonal Allergies
Rash
Eczema*
Congestion
Inflammation*
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Method of use:
Injection, Ointment, Pill
Method of use:
Injection, Ointment, Pill
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Prescribing mode:
OTC
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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Addiction
2
Sinus Infections
1
Hallucinations
1
Tingling
1
Wheezing
1
Chicken Pox
1
Paranoia
1
Nightmares
1
Contractions
1
Joint Pain
1
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Zyr
Drowsy
9
Sleepy
5
Sinus Infections
5
Wheezing
2
Depression
2
Weight Gain
2
Withdrawal
2
Sedation
2
Itchy Eyes
2
Migraines
2
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0
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Zyr
Ben
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About Benadryl
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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About Zyrtec
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... "

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

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me Zyrtec (sp?) for itching and that helped also, but I...
" ...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 helped also,... "

great! Benadryl did nothing but make him sleepy. Also, I...
" ...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 quit... "

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

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

didn't really help and once I was off the migraine med....
" ...itched so bad I scratched til I bled. dr. at the time said take benadryl. Last year I began itching all over but my head was the worst. I'd wake up scratching and my head itching and feeling like i... "

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

lot and am doped up on benadryl half the year. ugh. Lately...
" ...for me. i generally neti pot a lot and am doped up on benadryl half the year. ugh. Lately my eyes have started itching to... "

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itchiness. DH does OK with one Zyrtec in the morning....
" ...the morning and Benadryl at night. It's worked OK for several ...congestion, and itchiness. DH does OK with one Zyrtec in the mor... "

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