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Child benadryl diphenhydramine

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Combination Tx?: Yes, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritinare both antihistamine but different classes. They have different side effects with Benadryl (diphenhydra... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Avoid decongestants: Pseudoephedrine (sudafed) can cause irritability and high blood pressure in children but doesn't seem to actually help with congestion until puberty. ... Read More
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Dr. Sathish Adigopula
Pediatrics 20 years experience
NO: Benadryl/ Diphenhydramine is a medication used to decrease allergic reaction and not a medication for sleep. Sleep is a side effect if the medication.... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes,but: Safety is a simple issue for this medication that's been around for decades & demonstrated a good safety profile when used in proper doses. It is also... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Possibly. If she has: fever & vomiting, a 1st-generation sedating antihistamine may make her look sicker than she is. Most important is hydration by a 1/2 ounce- an oun... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: The two medications do not interfere with one another.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe to give infants and children for allergic reactions and itching.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes,: Both are used for allergy. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is short acting, can be given 3-4 times daily; dose is 5 mg/kg/day, causes some sedation. Clarit... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not much: They are both antihistamines and would reduce allergic symptoms. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might make him/her a bit sleepy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Both are antihistamines, and the Claritin is very long acting (12-24 hours), so the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be a double dose of similar drugs... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Talk to doctor: You need to give more information regarding symptoms, age of child, and such.Best to talk to your doctor.

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