Which medications in the drug class Antihistamines, 1st Generation are used in the treatment of Erythema Infectiosum?

Updated: Mar 06, 2020
  • Author: Glenn L Zellman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Antihistamines, 1st Generation

Antihistamines provide symptomatic relief of pruritus.

Hydroxyzine (Vistaril)

This agent has antipruritic, anxiolytic, and mild sedative effects. It antagonizes H1 receptors in the periphery and may suppress histamine activity in the subcortical region of the central nervous system (CNS).

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl, Diphenhist, Allerdryl)

Diphenhydramine is used for the symptomatic relief of pruritus caused by the release of histamine in inflammatory reactions.


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