Which medications in the drug class Antihistamines are used in the treatment of Parvovirus B19 Infection?

Updated: Oct 11, 2019
  • Author: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, AAHIVS; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Antihistamines

These agents decrease or prevent allergic symptoms caused by histamine receptors from mast cells.

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

First-generation antihistamine that binds to H1 receptors in the CNS and the body.

Competitively blocks histamine from binding to H1 receptors. As a result of CNS penetration, diphenhydramine frequently causes drowsiness. A small percentage of children paradoxically respond to diphenhydramine with agitation.


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