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Had sulpha reaction, was used as preservative. Taking warfarin, benadryl for swelling reduction. Right treatment?

I just had a bad reaction to sulfa and I've experienced it one other time spending a week in the hospital. But this sulfa was used as a presevative for a newer brand of novacaine. I currently take Warfarin 6 mg per day and the dentist has me taking Benadryl every 4 hrs to help the swelling in the left side on my face and inner mouth go down. Does this seem appropriate treatment to you?
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Hi, thanks for the query to HCM.
Diphenhydramine is ingredient of benadryl and this is anti allergy and antihistamine means to prevent sulfa reaction in your's case.
No doubt this benadryl will prevent sulfa reaction.
If your's swelling is due to reaction ( allergy) this will subside .
If it is due to another reason means infection or inflammation than there is no chances of swelling decreases.
So this is the best way to consult a physician beside a dentist and decide future course of action in your problem.
Thanks and regards.
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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