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Has Anyone Had The Issue Of Benadryl Not Working For Them All Of A Sudden?

Has Anyone Had The Issue Of Benadryl Not Working For Them All Of A Sudden?

I have been taking Benadryl tablets for the last 6 months for itching caused by food allergies. I am obviously allergic to something that I have not figured out yet. I take 2 tablets and within 30 minutes to an hour all of the itching subsides. Also, I did not have any side effects like drowsiness. My friends were amazed that I could stay awake on it.

The past few times I have taken it, not only does it not take the itch away completely, it makes me extremely drowsy. I sleep for over 8… read more

posted February 1, 2017
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

Yup it no longer helps at all for my reactions.

posted April 14, 2017
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

If you are getting itching that frequently, I would look at non food products. Try using a laundry soap that is dye and fragrance free. Also, do the same with soap, shampoo and lotion. You may be having a contact dermatitis issue.

posted February 19, 2017
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

Do you have anything you use in place of the Benadryl?

posted April 14, 2017
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

Thank you! I will try that.

posted April 7, 2017
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

When I was having an issue with itchiness I rubbed the itchy body part with witch hazel.

posted April 7, 2017

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