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Antihistamine Cream - 25g

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Laura Henderson - Medical Content Writer
Laura Henderson
Medical Content Writer
03/05/2022
02/05/2024
James O'Loan - CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist
James O'Loan
CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist
20/09/2021

What is Antihistamine Cream?

Antihistamine Cream is a soothing treatment for reactions that your skin can experience when you have an allergy or get an insect bite or sting. It helps to reduce inflammation in your skin, perfect for easing rashes, itching, and other symptoms of allergic reaction. This cream can be used by anyone over the age of 6, making this perfect for anyone who suffers with allergies and needs a reliable way to soothe their symptoms.

 

How will this cream help to soothe allergic reactions in my skin?

This antihistamine cream contains an ingredient called diphenhydramine hydrochloride, an antihistamine which can help to soothe reactions in your skin. It reduces the response that your skin has to allergens, reducing inflammation, itching, and other reactions that your skin can have due to allergies, stings, or bites.

 

What happens when you have an allergy?

When you have an allergy, your body creates a natural substance called histamine when you come into contact with whatever it is that you’re allergic to. Histamine tells different parts of your body to try and clear the thing you’re allergic to out of your system, which causes symptoms of an allergic reaction, including:

  • Skin rashes
  • Itching
  • Coughs
  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes

 

Can I use this cream if I’m taking other medication?

This product is not currently known to interact with any other medications, but you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you are taking any other medication. Do not use this cream if you are using any other products that contain diphenhydramine.

 

Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Antihistamine cream is safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, but you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using any new medication at this time.

 

How to use antihistamine cream

Apply antihistamine cream sparingly to the affected area. Do not apply more than twice a day and do not use for more than 3 days without consulting your doctor. Wash your hands after you’ve applied this product, unless they are being treated.

 

When should this product not be used?

Antihistamine cream should not be used in children under the age of 6. Do not use this product if you are allergic to diphenhydramine hydrochloride or any of the other listed ingredients. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth, or other sensitive areas. Do not apply to eczema or areas of skin that are broken or producing any form of discharge.

 

Why do I need to answer questions before I can buy this product?

You do not need a prescription for antihistamine cream, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.

 

Does this cream have any side effects?

Like all medications, antihistamine cream can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These side effects include:

  • Allergic reaction, e.g. skin rash, swelling
  • Skin may become sensitive to sunlight
  • Very occasionally, eczema

If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.

 

How to store this product

Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use if expiry date printed on original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children, preferably locked in a cupboard.

 

Important Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

 

Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction

For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.

If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:

Antihistamine Cream - 25g Reviews

By Nicole Berry,
June 20, 2023
A must for bites...
By Mrs Fathers,
August 20, 2022
Seems ok but only used once se rar
By Sarah,
August 09, 2022
Not actually tried this product more than once but seems okay so far
By J Richards,
August 09, 2022
Very good reliable product, always have a tube ready for the summer insect bites and nettles.
By Julie,
August 10, 2021
Effective for swelling. Shame not one you can use for longer than 3 days.

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