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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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Common Itching treatments discussed around the web
Benadryl 43,894 Hydrocortisone 12,455 Prednisone 8,847
1,709,734 conversations around the web about Itching to help you make a decision
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Benadryl
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Zyrtec
Other name: Unisom (Unisom)
Other name: Cetirizine (Cetirizine)
6 / 10
Satisfaction
6 / 10
Satisfaction
306,128
Discussions around the web
Discussions
59,988
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Allergies
Itching
Hives
Insomnia
Rash
Swelling
Nausea
Anxiety*
Cough
Headaches*
Vomiting
Withdrawal*
Not Sleeping*
Common Cold
Sneezing
Anaphylaxis
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Allergies
Itching
Hives*
Seasonal Allergies
Rash
Eczema*
Congestion
Inflammation*
* Off label
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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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Top Concerns
Ben
Addiction
2
Sinus Infections
1
Hallucinations
1
Tingling
1
Wheezing
1
Chicken Pox
1
Paranoia
1
Contractions
1
Nightmares
1
Diabetes
1
Top Concerns
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
Sinus Infections
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Zyr
1
5
Hallucinations
Ben
Zyr
1
0
Tingling
Ben
Zyr
1
0
Wheezing
Ben
Zyr
1
2
Chicken Pox
Ben
Zyr
1
0
Paranoia
Ben
Zyr
1
0
Contractions
Ben
Zyr
1
0
Nightmares
Ben
Zyr
1
0
Diabetes
Ben
Zyr
1
0
Drowsy
Zyr
Ben
9
0
Sleepy
Zyr
Ben
5
0
Sinus Infections
Zyr
Ben
5
1
Wheezing
Zyr
Ben
2
1
Depression
Zyr
Ben
2
0
Weight Gain
Zyr
Ben
2
0
Withdrawal
Zyr
Ben
2
0
Sedation
Zyr
Ben
2
0
Itchy Eyes
Zyr
Ben
2
0
Migraines
Zyr
Ben
2
0
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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 helped control the itching. I eventually needed both oral and topical steroids to get mine under control... "

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www.empowher.com
" ...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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dr-bob.org
" ...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,... "

" ...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... "

" ...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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" ...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. |... "

" ...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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mysticwicks.com
" ...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... "

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

" ...anti histamines out there than Benadryl. Zyrtec is really good and so is clarentyne. The next day I stopped, all itching went away but now I'm sick... "

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