These are the antihistamines that are most beneficial as a treatment for eczema, especially if the eczema symptom of itchy skin is keeping you from sleeping.
Researchers believe getting a good night's sleep promotes skin healing.
There are generally two types of oral antihistamines on the market today: first-generation antihistamines and second-generation antihistamines.
First-generation drugs, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), affect the brain and can cause side effects like drowsiness.
A mild level of discomfort is acceptable but nothing more painful than this, otherwise you need to proceed to bed rest, traction in the pool or perhaps the use of an inversion table.
Inversion tables may be used in place of the pool traction as described above and, when used in 5 to 60 minute intervals, should provide temporary symptom relief for 1 to 24 hours.
When itching is very troublesome, eczema treatment often includes antihistamines - drugs to stop the itch-scratch cycle of eczema that can even keep you up at night.