Sedating antihistamines and alcohol
In hay fever, this causes inflammation of the nose, eyes or airways and results in itchy watery eyes, a runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
Also beware of a 'hangover' effect in the morning if the tablets are taken too late at night.Many people find the worst symptom of their eczema is severe itching.Scratching relieves the itch, but also makes the inflammation and the itching worse because it causes more inflammatory substances to be released within the skin.Antihistamines can be used in children though age limits do apply: hydroxyzine is not recommended for children under six months, and promethazine and alimemazine are not recommended for children under two years.Sedating antihistamines will usually be prescribed to be taken at bedtime and are usually only used for short periods of time, for example when a severe flare-up is causing intense itching.This is often referred to as an 'itch-scratch-itch' cycle.
It leads to thickening and weeping of the skin and generally makes the eczema worse and more likely to become infected because scratching breaks the skin.
Tavegil tablets contain the active ingredient clemastine, which is a type of medicine called a sedating antihistamine. Histamine is a substance produced by the body as part of its defence mechanisms.
It is stored in cells called mast cells, in almost all tissues of the body.
In these conditions they work by preventing the actions of histamine, which is a substance produced by the body as part of its natural defences.
It's stored in cells called mast cells, in almost all tissues of the body, and is released when the body reacts to a foreign substance (known as an allergen).
Antihistamines are medicines that can be used to relieve severe itching and help break this cycle.