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Review: how effective is Diphenhydramine hydrochloride for Itching?

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Overall ratings: 3.0/5
On a scale of 1 to 5: 1=not at all, 2=somewhat, 3=moderate, 4=high, 5=very high

This is a review of how effective Diphenhydramine hydrochloride (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is for Itching. The study is based on 8 reports from user community and is updated continuously.

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What is Diphenhydramine hydrochloride

Diphenhydramine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,959 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in insomnia.


Itching (latest reports from 537,461 patients) is typically treated by Benadryl, Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride, Atarax, Hydroxyzine Pamoate, Hydroxyzine, Vistaril.

On Apr, 19, 2014: 8 people are studied for taking Diphenhydramine hydrochloride in Itching

Diphenhydramine hydrochloride effectiveness for Itching

Long term Diphenhydramine hydrochloride effectiveness for Itching

Diphenhydramine hydrochloride effectiveness for Itching (number of people):

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Who find Diphenhydramine hydrochloride more effective for Itching?

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  • Painful ankle joints bothers me most when I retire for the night. Often the pain keeps me awake or wakes me. The pain is easier to control during the day because I can keep moving.

    Subcutaneous hives on the palms of my hands and soles of my feet also bother me most when I retire for the evening. Sometimes they start earlier in the evening but the symptom of itching becomes more exaggerated when I'm trying to fall asleep. The hives don't look like blisters but like tiny pink or reddend spots. Sometimes the spots are only a discoloration. Other times they are like tiny pimples without the pus. I've discovered if I put on cotton/spandex gloves, the itching is relieved somewhat. I don't know if this is from the compression or the warmth.


    VickiGene on Mar, 27, 2013:


    The urologist did an abdominal exam and showed me the film which revealed to his trained eye a very large kidney. Surgery was scheduled for the next day! I was concerned but also happy that someone finally could explain what I'd been feeling for 6 years! During surgery half my lower rib had to be removed to pull the massive kidney out of my side. At my request, the surgeon took a picture before pathology. The kidney was as large as a kids; volleyball! About 10" in diameter. Pathology showed it was polycystic and probably congenital. The kidney was barely functional and could have been a life-threatening issue in an auto accident if the seatbelt or any hard blow ruptured it. Peritonitis would surely have set in, and my life would be at risk of dying of gangrene.

    When I was recovering in the hospital bed and finally allowed to get up and walk, I noticed my vertigo was completely gone. I never had another severe case of vertigo, and only this year had about a week of relatively mild vertigo. No one, no doctor, no Internet search, has ever explained why the vertigo went away after the nephrectomy. I'd love to hear from anyone who can solve this mystery. At my yearly physical exam I have a creatinine blood test, a test that measures kidney function. I'm happy to report the right kidney is still running on all cylinders! ;-)


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