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benadryl dosage for 5 year old

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Dr. Shannon Stinson
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Lower the dose: You can give the diphenhydramine if the symptoms warrant it. To be on the conservative side, if your daughter is an average sized 5 year old, you can ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Antihistamines have a high margin of safety in dosing. The dose described should be fine.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Benadryl okay: Benadryl is okay for a 5.5 year old to take. Delsym is for those over 12 years of age.
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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Depends on strength: It depends on the strength of the solutions(mg/ML) but the combination in the proper strengths is ok.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Fire ant relief: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dose for his age (assuming he's about 30 lbs) would be seven (7) ml every 6 hours. If he weighs significantly more, repost ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Needs 2 b seen: Kindly take her to the pediatrician or to her doctor/urgent care, she might have reactive airway disease in addition to upper respiratory tract infect ... Read More
A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not a good idea: Both medications are sedating and can impair your child's breathing. You should attempt to treat the cause of the cough, not the symptom. Ask you ped ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: According to the drug manufacturers of Benadryl it is not recommended in children under six years old when the medication is purchased over the counte ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
MGT: I would not advise giving these medications to your child based on the information provided. I would suggest an over the counter anti histamine such ... Read More
A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Medicine: You can give him both medications but expect him to be very sleepy, in other words, be careful in how you treat your child.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: But if the pain reducer also contains Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) then you may end up a higher dose making him more likely to get drowsy. Otherwise , ... Read More
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