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She broke out in hives this morning, after Benadryl and a…

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Hi she broke out...

Hi she broke out in hives this morning, after Benadryl and a bath she was doing much better. But now they are back, I gave her more Benadryl , I am looking to see when I should be worried

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?

Hives

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the dog seem to hurt?

Itchy

Veterinarian's Assistant: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?

Only the hives on her legs chest and head

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

She does take apoquil for allergies

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Hi!

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

The trouble with Benadryl and the other amti-histamines is that they do NOT work once the reaction has started

They are designed to prevent degranulation

Is itchy having trouble breathing? Vomiting?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No trouble breathing, she actually acting completely normal other that the hives I can see.
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Okay

This is NOT an emergency

BUT you should watch closely for those signs

Do you happen to have any prednisone at home (steroid)?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I do not have any prednisone, can that be called into a pharmacy?
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Okay

It can but not by me :( I am sorry

You will likely have to go to your vet tomorrow

They will give a steroid injection and then a few days worth of the prednisons (ask for extra supply just in case)

Make sense?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
it does, thank you. So as long as breathing is ok and no vomiting she should be ok!
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
How often can I give her the Benadryl?
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Benadryl can be given three times a day

Now I say this jokingly...it wont help but you can try

Please update me in 2 hours time UNLESS other signs develop

And please dont forget to rate me- That is how this old doc gets paid :)

Paul

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok thank you for your help.
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

How is our patient doing?

Paul

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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
DocPaul
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

You have not rated me for the question

I dont get paid until you rate me

Thank you, Paul

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