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

Updated: Apr 26, 2021
  • Author: Cassandra Bradby, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Antihistamines

Antihistamines are used for the sedating effects. They help to prevent scratching during sleep.

Hydroxyzine hydrochloride (Atarax, Vistaril)

Hydroxyzine hydrochloride antagonizes H1-receptors in the periphery. It also may suppress histamine activity in the subcortical region of the CNS. It is a sedating antihistamine.


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