Monday, May 29, 2017

All About The Continuous IV Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) Infusion - VIDEO

Intravenous Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is rather common, right? IV Benadryl administered continuously, literally 24/7 is not. The idea prompts looks of confusion from those unfamiliar with Mast Cell Disease. The Continuous Diphenhydramine Infusion is used in the treatment of severe Mast Cell Diseases to keep patients out of a constant anaphylactoid state. 

I do write responses to questions, like what the Continuous Diphenhydramine Infusion is, its role in Mast Cell Disease, and how my body responds to it. However, if reading  information is overwhelming, this one is for you. The video discusses all of that and more. I go in depth about my Mast Cell Disease reactions on versus off of the continuous pump. I also demonstrate connecting to the infusion nightly. 

Any information not mentioned in the video is likely in one of my previous blog posts, Diphenhydra-what? - The Continuous Benadryl Infusion or 150,000+ mg of Benadryl: Continuous Diphenhydramine Infusion Update

I hope this is helpful! For academic sources, as well as patient resources, check out the IV Therapies For Mast Cell Disease + Related Conditions Resource List