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    Is Benadryl good for throat swelling

    Apparently I have eaten something that I am allergic to. I'm not sure what though. My throat feels funny like the uvula (the little pear shaped thing that hangs at the back of your throat) is swollen and my throat is swollen a bit.

    All I had tonight was some salsa and chips and bread and baba gannoush. Not sure what is causing it.

    My throat just feels funny and it's a bit hard to swallow. I have some Benadryl around and wonder if I take it, will it stop the swelling in my throat?

    I'm ok, just feeling funny when swallowing and when I look at my throat with a flashlight and mirror, it seems the uvula is a bit swollen. When I swallow, I feel like I have a lump in my throat.

    Or is this something that I would need to go to Urgent Care for?

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    If the salsa was spicy you could have irritated your throat, doesn't mean youre allergic to it. Drink some milk and see if that helps any.

    As for the swelling in the throat, yes, if it is caused by an allergic reaction benadryl is good for it.

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    The only time that ever happened to me was when i ingested a dried hot pepper in chinese food, the same kind that are often in salsa...so that is a possiblity.

    Benadryl should help. IF it swells enough to inhibit breathing or swallowing to a great extent go to the ER because it could worsen in short notice and not give you time to get there before becoming fatal.

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    If you start having any difficulty breathing you need to dial 911 immediately. Otherwise you can try some Benadryl.
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    Benedryl was recommended to me after a possible reaction, so it should help. I'd get it checked out though.

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    I will take some Benadryl to see if the swelling goes down.

    I know it is food allergies because I can eat some pretty spicy food and it won't affect me (as in causing throat swelling). I like spicy Asian food.

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    Okay but as said, any trouble breathing, get any worse, go to hospital/docs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarey View Post
    Okay but as said, any trouble breathing, get any worse, go to hospital/docs.
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    If it gets worse, I definitely will go and be seen.

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    Hope all is well hun.

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    Hmm, how odd
    Is it possible you're just getting sick? Last time I had strep, it kinda snuck up on me like that.. one minute I was fine, the next *poof* swollen throat.
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