Why are anti histamines contra indicated in diabetics?
- 7 Jul 2012 by rajeshmenon07
- 8 July 2012
I have never heard that they were. I looked up several anti histamines and none of them say diabetics shouldn't take them. The caveat is use in renal disease, so it could be thought if you're diabetic you could have kidney disease. I know my friend is diabetic and the doc has her on anti histamines.
I am not a doctor, but I have allergies really bad, & use antihistamines, & my husband is diabetic. I am sure it is because antihistamines tend to dry you up, & a diabetic has to stay hydrated because of the kidneys. It's basically a matter of keeping the urine flowing, & I know when I take an antihistamine, I tend to dry up & not urinate as much as I should be. It woorys me because I don't have kidneys that function very well anyway, but can't stand to be sneezing, coughing, watery eyes etc... all the time. Best thing for a diabetic is to be tested for their allergies, & avoid what they are allergic to...
I take mucinix for stuffiness. Am diabetic and on bunch of meds. I think you may be thinking of something else or you are taking varius meds that conflict with it as well as having diabetes. Yes?. Please explain more fully why you are asking. Thanks
And I know you can Benadryl as well.
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