how long does it take to recover from an allergic reaction?
Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:10 PM
Dh went out and bought some Benadryl. I took one and went to sleep. This morning I took one more and have been feeling horribly out of it the rest of the day. I had to make a phone call and could barely leave a coherent message! Is this the Benadryl, which I would think would have worn off by now, or a result of the allergic reaction? I'm tired and just feel out of it, and still a bit itchy. I haven't taken any Benadryl since the one at 6:30 this morning and it's now 4 PM.
What a waste of a day! I've never had any kind of allergic reaction before so I don't know what to expect. Is it normal to feel so out of it the next day?
Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:36 PM
Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:41 PM
For me, that is normal. I feel sluggish, groggy, and just like poo for the next day or two. I continue taking Benadryl every 6-8 hours, even if the itchyness, sore/raspy throat, etc disappear.
Drink a lot of fluids to "flush" the toxin out and hopefully you will be feeling much better by tomorrow morning.
Also, if you have any Benadryl ointment, that works great on hives. Even ice on the itchiest parts. Maybe a cold shower?
I really hope you feel better soon.