Are there any foods I should avoid when taking anti-itch medications?

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You do not need to avoid any particular foods or beverages with most anti-itch medications. Many are skin creams or ointments and do not affect digestion. There's also no need to change your diet if you take an over-the-counter or prescription antihistamine to treat an allergic reaction that is causing itching. However, if an antihistamine such as chlorpheniramine -- sold as Aller-Chlor, Allergy Relief and Chlor-Trimeton -- upsets your stomach, you may want to take it with food. If your doctor prescribes an antibiotic to treat a condition that is causing your skin to itch, read any precautions about food and drink that may come with the medication instructions.