Items Tagged ‘antihistamine’

Ask the Doctors - Is it safe to use an allergy drug as a sleep aid?

August 9, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is it safe to use an allergy drug as a sleep aid?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’m leery of sleep drugs, so I’ve been taking the allergy drug diphenhydramine HCL to help me sleep. Now I read that it should be taken only for a limited time. What’s the story on this drug? Diphenhydramine HCL is a sedating antihistamine.  The medication has been used since 1946 for allergies, but […]

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Tags: allergies, antihistamine, Ask the Doctors, diphenhydramine HCL, insomnia, research, sleep aid


Bug off! Dealing with bites and stings in children

July 8, 2016

Bug off! Dealing with bites and stings in children

By uclahealth uclahealth

Wherever your summer plans take you and your family – beaches, pools, forests, parks – chances are, the insect and arachnid families will be there, too. Bites and stings are unfortunately an expected, yet unpleasant, part of the great outdoors. The good news is that beyond the temporary discomfort or pain, bug bites and stings […]

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Tags: allergic reaction, antihistamine, bedbug, bee sting, bites and stings, bruises, bug bites, bug repellent, bumps, childrens health, critters, fleas