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can i give a 2 year old benadryl

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, you can give your 2 year old child Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergy symptoms. Its onset is fast within 15-60 minutes and it lasts for about ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in toddlers: Two years old is the youngest age that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should be used. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will be of no value in the treatment ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
OK to give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) : Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should be fine to give with an antibiotic. The medicine is sedating so your baby will probably fall asleep after that. Loo ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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2 1/2: Absolutely not until you get permission from the Pediatrician!
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Not recommended: Ask you pediatrician but I do not recommend a sedating med such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a 2 year old.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clinton Fox
22 years experience Family Medicine
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Assuming you are giving him the correct dose for his weight, then yes you can give it as often as every 6 hours if needed.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Zyrtec (cetirizine) + Benedryl: The occassional use of Benedryl for breakthrough allergy symptoms in addition to regular use of Zyrtec (cetirizine) should generally not cause any pro ... Read More
A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danielle DeHoratius
19 years experience Dermatology
Try hydrocortisone: You may want to try some topical over the counter Hydrocortisone twice a day for just a few days and that should help the itch and reduce any swelling ... Read More
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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can, but: Be cautious with any antihistaminic given to kids below age 2, don't exceed recommended dosage and give only if needed, better with doctor's supervisi ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on : It is not quite clear whether child was diagnosed as having 'allergies' to account for cough and other symptoms. If so, he/she should be given only 2. ... Read More
A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: but only 2.5 ml, every 4-6 hours, as needed and don't exceed 30 mg in 24 hours from all sources. You can can also use OTC hydrocortisone cream 1% ,, i ... Read More

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