Medication Management
Food Allergy eTraining Slide 9

Mild signs & symptoms caused by food allergies may be alleviated through over the counter allergy medicines such as the brand name medicine, benadryl, which also goes by the generic name diphenhydramine.

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

  • An antihistamine
  • Relieves mild signs & symptoms like:
    • Hives
    • Flushed skin or rash
    • Tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth
    • Face, tongue, or lip swelling
    • Minor throat or airway irritation
  • Follow the directions labeled on the package or bottle prior to giving the medicine.
  • Can have side effects:
    • Drowsiness
    • Dry mouth, nose & throat
    • Excitement (especially in children)



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