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

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • Author: David Vearrier, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Antihistamines

These agents are used to treat minor allergic reactions and anaphylaxis. They are used for relief of pruritus.

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl, Benylin)

Diphenhydramine is for symptomatic relief of symptoms caused by the release of histamine in allergic reactions. It may control itching by blocking the effects of endogenously released histamine.


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