SRS Chigger bites and diphenhydramine interactions

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  1. PukeyCute

    PukeyCute New Member

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    I have:
    Thirty+ chigger bites (that's the larval stage for a tiny and otherwise harmless mite, you racist fucks)
    Six tubes of ineffective diphenhydramine-based ointments
    A package of Benadryl

    The Benadryl sez: Don't use with any other product that has diphenhydramine, even ones used on skin.

    The ineffective ointments sez: Don't use with any other product that has diphenhydramine, even ones taken orally.

    If I take the Benadryl (which is pure diphenhydramine) without washing the ineffective ointments off (which are mostly diphenhydramine), is my skin going to melt/implode/do something fucked up, or is this yet another warning label thing I can more or less ignore?

    I'm asking because I'm only taking the pills because I need to be able to sleep through the night, and Benadryl's the only non-scary thing that can knock me out without a prescription. If it also stops the damn itching (which I sincerely doubt), well, groovy, but I need to sleep for more than three hours before I wake up scratching and crying out of frustration.

    Cliffs: What's the deal with oral Benadryl warning me off from using it in conjunction with a topical diphenhydramine-based ointment?
     
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    Pill dosage? Does the itch cream stuff say how much of it is Diphenhydramine?
     
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    25mg dosage per pill. I'll be taking two.

    2% diphenhydramine for all of the ointments, if they have it at all.

    EDIT: Took the pills anyway, couldn't wait. Uh. Will update later.
     
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