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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is Benadryl drug good for laryngitis?

I have laryngitis mostly due to spring allergies and have been run down. I’m also a teacher who talks a lot. Resting my voice, gargling with salt water, tea with honey. Would Benadryl hurt because it’s a decongestant? I am hoping to speed up recovery.
Thu, 9 Aug 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Benadryl is not commanded in laryngitis and it wont speed up recovery.
Some suggestions that I have for you are:
- Take anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen
- Drink liquids
- Rest

Hope I have answered your query.
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