How to treat allergic reactions
Knowing how to treat allergic reactions can help you be prepared.* Allergens cause different symptoms in different people and many people experience unexpected allergic reactions, so it’s good to know BENADRYL® products relieve a range of allergy symptoms from sneezing and runny nose to skin reactions and hives.
How does BENADRYL® work?
BENADRYL® products work because they contain an ingredient called diphenhydramine hydrochloride, which is an antihistamine.
Here’s what happens during an allergic reaction:
- The body releases a substance called histamine into the bloodstream
- Histamine travels to various parts of the body such as the eyes, nose, or skin
- Histamine causes blood vessels to widen and expand
- This causes redness, swelling, and inflammation
- Symptoms of itching, sneezing, runny eyes or nose, or hives arise
The antihistamine in BENADRYL® blocks the action of histamine in the body and helps to quickly relieve the symptoms.
Which BENADRYL® product should I take?
Different people get different allergy symptoms. Luckily, there’s a whole family of BENADRYL® products to meet your family’s needs.
Use the table below to choose which BENADRYL® product to use to protect your family.
|Product||Sneezing||Runny nose||Itchy, watery eyes||Skin itch, hives, rashes||Nasal & sinus congestion||Insect bites & stings||Poison ivy, oak, sumac|
|BENADRYL® Caplets or Liqui-Gels®|
|Extra Strength BENADRYL® Total Allergy & Sinus|
|Extra Strength BENADRYL® Nighttime Caplets or Liqui-Gels®|
|BENADRYL® Liquid Elixir|
|Children’s BENADRYL® Liquid|
|BENADRYL® Bug Bite Relief|
|BENADRYL® Itch Spray|
|BENADRYL® Itch Cream|
*Seek medical attention immediately if you are experiencing a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction, as BENADRYL® is not indicated for such use.