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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Cetirazine(zyrtec) is approved for infants over 6mo at a dose of 1/2 tsp/day with additional dosing for older infants. Other preparations may be consi ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamine: Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Loratadine or Cetirizine and dose it based on her weight and/or age. If unsure, stop by and ask the pharmacist.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
None: there no antihistamine approved for babies below six months
Dr. Neigatha Graney
37 years experience Pediatrics
NOT SAFE: It is NOT safe to give antihistamines to infants. Nasal congestion is common in newborns; NOT caused by Allergy; a periodic sneeze/cough usually helps ... Read More
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Dr. Barnett Kantz
25 years experience Internal Medicine
None: None that I am aware of. I am not sure he has an allergy either at 2 weeks of age. He may instead just have a cold. I would just use a gentle nasal ... Read More
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sleepiness: If the infant took one dose, they may get very sleepy. Try to hydrate the baby if he/she is awake as much as you can and if you notice any trouble bre ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on variables: This would be a proper dose for a 40 lb kid & a double dose at 20lb. Overdose tends to cause nervous system symptoms. Sedation, nausea & vomiting are ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: Be cautious though with antihistamines in general in infants, read the labels of all OTC drugs carefully, check with your doctor if you want to give a ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Ask your own ped: You need to direct this question to your own pediatrician, not some doctor on the internet who knows nothing sbout your child.
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes as long as to stick to the pediatric doses - if you are unsure then talk to the pediatrician.
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The dose is a teaspoon of the 12.5 mg/5 ml syrup per 25 lb. given as often as every 4-6 hrs.
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Dr. Wendy Kaufer
23 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: Antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause paradoxical agitation and are not routinely recommended for young infants especially for v ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe: The likelihood of harm to the baby is low.
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No: Antihistamines are generally not recommended for infants. Please see your GP for an examination and treatment. In the meantime please keep moisturisin ... Read More

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