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can you give a 1 year old benadryl

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dose: A safe dose for a 20# 1 year old is 6.25mg, which is a half tsp of the children's liquid. This dose can be given up to 4 times a day (every 6 hours). ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Benedryl dose: The recommended Benedryl/diphenhydramine dose for children is 5 mg/kg in divided doses, which generally works out as one tsp liquid Benedryl for every ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: But why does he need ranitidine? I know of no reason why these medications cannot be taken together and thus the mixing is likely ok.
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
NO: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not recommended for children under 2. Please check with your physician.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe to give infants and children for allergic reactions and itching.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
Lots of fluids: There is nothing specific that one can give for a cold. The aap has strongly come out against cough/cold medications under the age of 4. That being th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Check with doc: Cetirizine is good as an allergy medicine for control over a period of time. It's not meant as an acute treatment. If your child suddenly has cough, y ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: For use as an antihistamine, it is better to give children's syrup. Cutting the pill in half will not result in an accurate amount. Children need dosi ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not approved: Cetirizine (zyrtec) is approved to be used in infants over 6 months of age. Consult with your baby's doc.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
YES...: Zyrtec is a long acting non sedating allergy medicine. You can give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for short period of time if there is exacerbation of al ... Read More
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: Fever will increase the metabolic rate, and make the heart rate and breathing rate go faster. But there are other things that can make a little one br ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Poor data: The safety data for most cold and congestion products are in children 6 years and older. At 5 years old, i would consult your pediatrician first.
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A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sofian Al-khatib
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Only if pureed: I wouldnt recommend it, but if you must, you need to make sure its puree'd and add a little bit of water. If your baby has already started eating veg ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Stomachache: How sure are you that your 1-year-old has a stomachache? I would recommend bringing him to the pediatrician to determine the cause of his pain/restles ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Bad cough: You can try honey with tea temporarily until you can call your doctor for an appointment for your child to be examined to determine the cause of the b ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
My : My general rule of thumb in my clinic is that a cold that worsens after a week instead of improving needs to be re-evaluated. Most viral infections t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
17 years experience Pediatrics
Infant allergy meds: Infants do sometimes require allergy medications but over the counter medications do not provide a dose recommendation. Doses are based on weight and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Once: Claritin (loratadine) is once a day for children. It is an antihistamine for allergy symptoms.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
AURI: One year old with colds and cough is probably viral and self limited.No rx for this age group. Use saline solution to clean nose and suction with bulb ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: No otc medicines are recommended for children under 4 years old per the cdc. The best thing to do is: sit up child, humidify the air and suction nose ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No need to wait.: You can give him a dose of Acetaminophen now. Delsym is dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant and does not interact with concurrent acetaminophen.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: It depends on if your child's doctor has recommended the oravil. Oravil is a vitamin product with vitamin a and vitamin d. Some doctors may recommend ... Read More
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