Which medications in the drug class Antihistamines, First Generation are used in the treatment of Acneiform Eruptions?

Updated: Jul 29, 2019
  • Author: Julianne H Kuflik, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Antihistamines, First Generation

These agents may alleviate itching in some HIV-associated cases of eosinophilic pustular folliculitis. Sedating forms may be more effective (especially for nocturnal pruritus).

Cyproheptadine

Cyproheptadine is used for the symptomatic relief of allergic symptoms caused by histamine released in response to allergens and skin manifestations.

Hydroxyzine (Vistaril)

Hydroxyzine antagonizes H1 receptors in the periphery. It may suppress histamine activity in the subcortical region of the CNS.


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