Can Diphenhydramine relieve nasal congestion?
Diphenhydramine can help with nasal congestion if your congestion is due to allergies, hay fever, or the common cold. As an antihistamine, Diphenhydramine can also improve allergy symptoms such as itching, runny nose, red or watery eyes, sneezing, and sore throat.
What are the other uses of Diphenhydramine?
Diphenhydramine can also be used to combat sea-sickness. And in certain cases, doctors use it to treat tremors in patients with motor neuron diseases such as Parkinson’s.
Will Diphenhydramine make me sleepy?
It’s best to use Diphenhydramine at night, or when you aren’t expecting to be active, as it does cause drowsiness. In fact, it is often used as a sleep aid.
Other than drowsiness, does Diphenhydramine have other side effects?
Diphenhydramine is generally considered a very safe over-the-counter solution. In some cases of overuse it can produce dry mouth, dizziness, blurred vision, or stomach issues. If you experience any serious side effects please contact a doctor immediately.
Are there any medicines I shouldn’t mix with Diphenhydramine?
Diphenhydramine is not recommended as a first option for adults older than 65, unless of course your doctor suggests it for severe allergies. You should also not take Diphenhydramine immediately before any type of surgery.