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What causes severe itching on inner arms and back on intake of Claritin D?

I was taking Claritin for years for seasonal allergies and it really helped. Recently it stopped working and I was very nasal congested. My doctor said since my blood pressure is controlled I could try Claritin D. I bought a generic and started to itch. I have now stopped, miraculously my allergies seem to have disappeared but I have developed a terrible itch on my inner arms and upper back. I take zestril to treat my blood pressure. Any advice for the itch.
Tue, 30 Jun 2020
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Hello,

I read carefully your query and understand your concern.

Your symptoms seem to be related to a seasonal allergy.
I see through the query that Claritin is not helpful in relieving the itching.
So,I suggest to use a mild steroid cream for local application at the itching area.
I also suggest to try another antihistamine as oral treatment.

Hope my answer was helpful.

If you have further queries feel free to contact me again.

Kind regards!

Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
General &Family Physician

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What causes severe itching on inner arms and back on intake of Claritin D?

Hello, I read carefully your query and understand your concern. Your symptoms seem to be related to a seasonal allergy. I see through the query that Claritin is not helpful in relieving the itching. So,I suggest to use a mild steroid cream for local application at the itching area. I also suggest to try another antihistamine as oral treatment. Hope my answer was helpful. If you have further queries feel free to contact me again. Kind regards! Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi General &Family Physician