Options for allergy treatment with true allergy to antihistamines?

  1. 0
    An allergy to Benedryl/antihistamines is a real thing (not the dye), but what are the treatment options if an allergic reaction occurs? Anything other than Epi?

    Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights newsletter.

  2. 1 Comments...

  3. 1
    Part of our treatment of allergic reactions in my ED is solumedrol or decadron, and pepcid, in addition to benadryl. Is this person allergic to benadryl specifically? or multiple antihistamines? If they are having respiratory symptoms you can also give albuterol/atrovent nebulizers or racemic epi. If the reaction is to benadryl specifically, they could also be given different antihistamine meds in addition to those already listed.
    RN in training likes this.

Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors