Anti-histamines during Immunotherapy
January 29, 2014 6:13 PM Subscribe
I started allergy shots a few weeks back and now my right arm's itching like crazy. Any suggestions for anti-histamines that'll relieve itching?
posted by myntu to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The allergist gave me a pill last time and advised me to take an anti-histamine half an hour before I go in for a shot, but I just took the pill and totally forgot to note the name of the medicine or ask her for suggested anti-histamines. I stopped taking anti-histamines (ie. loratadine and a few others) years ago since they seemed to have no effect on my chronic rhinitis, so I just realized I have no more pills in my house and no idea what works best for the itching and swelling after allergy shots.
Obviously a plus if you've gone through allergy shots before. Of course, I'll ask the nurses when I go in later this week, but it's nice to hear beforehand what's worked for other people.