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Who should take Benadryl?

Benadryl is intended for people with allergy or cold symptoms related to hay fever, other upper respiratory allergies or the common cold. Symptoms relieved include: runny nose, sneezing, watery or itchy eyes, itchy nose and a scratchy throat. People who have itchy or painful skin, hives, insomnia or an allergic reaction to food, can benefit from using Benadryl. The prescription version of Benadryl helps individuals who experience motion sickness or have Parkinson's disease.

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