Which medications in the drug class Antihistamines are used in the treatment of Nummular Dermatitis (Nummular Eczema)?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Jami L Miller, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Antihistamines

Antihistamines used to help with sleep. Caution must be used because even the traditionally nonsedating classes may cause somnolence.

Hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril, Vistazine)

Hydroxyzine antagonizes H1 receptors in the periphery. It may suppress histamine activity in the subcortical region of the CNS. Hydroxyzine is a piperazine type of antihistamine that has fewer sedating effects compared with diphenhydramine and is effective. It is usually well tolerated in most individuals.


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