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Is any anticholinergic necessarily antihistamine?

Anticholinergic medications are called this way because they block transmission via the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. To be more precise, there are different types of acetylcholine receptors: ...
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How long can an allergic reaction last after exposure to an allergen?

If you want to adjust diet to identify an allergen, there are two approaches. Remove the thing you suspect (in this case, fish) and wait a certain amount of time. (Wikipedia says two weeks to two ...
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Itchy Shins! Footwear or Shin Splints?

Shin splints is dull, burning or throbbing pain (not itch) on the inner (medial) side of the shin in one or both legs. It appears at a certain time after onset of an exercise and typically resolves ...
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Is it ever beneficial to scratch something that itches?

Itch is an unpleasant feeling and scratching often results in a temporary itch relief even if it does not promote healing. Isn't itch relief by scratching already beneficial? Or, say, painkillers: ...
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Relationship between sleep deprivation and itchiness

Experimental sleep deprivation has been shown to cause psychotic symptomatology. Although not explicitly mentioned, one might suppose that itching might develop as a psychotic symptom but other than ...
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Taking Benadryl after Claritin

Benadryl (aka diphenhydramine) is strongly anticholinergic1. That means it blocks acetylcholine activity in the body's cells. It does this by binding with the cells' acetylcholine receptors, which ...
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How to scratch an itchy throat

Typically itchy throats are associated with post nasal drip, dry air, allergies, or some other irritant. If it's allergen related, an antihistamine (Benadryl, Zyrtec, Claritin, etc) can be helpful. ...
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How to get rid of from intertrigo by using home remedies?

Intertrigo: For prevention and stopping furthering of symptoms Shower and dry off thoroughly each day. Keep your skin as dry and cool as you can. Avoid wearing tight shoes or clothing. Wear a ...
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