Which medications in the drug class Antihistamines are used in the treatment of Atopic Dermatitis?

Updated: Mar 13, 2019
  • Author: Brian S Kim, MD, MTR, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Antihistamines

Antihistamines provide symptomatic relief of pruritus associated with acute urticaria in atopic dermatitis patients.

Hydroxyzine (Atarax)

Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine with antipruritic, anxiolytic, and mild sedative effects. It antagonizes H1 receptors in the periphery, and it may suppress histamine activity in the subcortical region of the CNS. Syrup is available as 10 mg/5 mL.

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine used for pruritus and allergic reactions.


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