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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Does Benadryl cause itchy rashes all over the body?

Was diagnosed with flu type A toadstool and given medications. Was told to take Benadryl as an anti-histamine. Took one with other meds, about an hour later noticed red, itchy bloches all over body & took another Benadryl and another An hour later. Still feel weird, can I take another one without doing more harm? Have taken4 Benadryl in the last 5 1/2 hours?
Thu, 26 Apr 2018
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It sounds strange, but some people are allergic to Benadryl. Benadryl treats allergy, but it gives several people hives. In this case, I suggest prescribed corticosteroids.

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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

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