What Are Medications for Allergic and Itchy Skin?

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The most used medicines to manage itch is antihistamines. There are the traditional type of antihistamines and the second-generation antihistamines. Older generation of antihistamines include:
  • Chlor-Trimeton
  • Atarax
  • Benadryl
But these medicines can make you sleepy. So, try avoiding taking them before you drive. Instead, you should use them before you go to sleep. The second-generation of antihistamines include:
  • Allegra
  • Loratadine
You can get these drugs without a prescription. They don't make you sleepy, but the trade-off is that they're less effective in managing the itching feeling.   Keyword: allergy medicine itchy skin
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