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Allergies board


I use benadryl cream and antihistamine pills all the time, but don't bathe in it, ie don't cover most of your body with the benadryl cream several times a day, you might Over Dose. If the rash is just a few spots, one area, you should be fine.
What the doctor said when I once had to get emergency allergy treatment is that the amount that gets through the skin to the bloodstream is miniscule, but that was me putting it on one hand and arm. So, I'm sure that's safe, but if you are putting it on heavily several times a day over a large area of your body, (hives, allergic reaction to clothes detergent, etc) it might start building up to a noticeable amount in the bloodstream--but probably still much less than taking one benadryl pill.