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Is fenistil safe for infants

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Fenistil drops: The drops are safe and are not known to have side effects

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes, use it properly: the drug is safe for a six month old, the range of daily dose for infants is 0-30 drops per day, check the package insert and follow directions. Read ... Read More
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Too much: fenistil is not available in the US, but from what I've been able to find on-line that is way too much! Read the package directions or discuss with y... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unnecessary: In the US we believe the use of such antihistamine products in infants is often unnecessary and potentially harmful. While possibly safe, one effect i... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
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I would not: recommended this medicine for this child this young. I know this medicine is available worldwide and used for various allergic conditions in adults an... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: We don't use cold medications or antihistamines (like Fenistil) in young babies. For moderate (or worse) symptoms in a 2 month-old such as coughing, c... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Sleeping baby: I would not use the allergy drops. Babies sometimes take a long time to adapt to sleep routines. Here are some tips: Let baby sleep in their own... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Not best: Alergosone (beta methasone) is usually too potent for a baby. It is a cortisone which will help eczema, but should soon be changed to a less potent al... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Cough : We are in the middle of the RSV season. That is the most common cause of cough right now in children. A 2 month with a severe cough needs to see the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
A cough at that age is usually due to exposure to dust/fumes/perfume/ or other such irritants in the air of their environment. Nasal washout with sal... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Yes.: Taking an antihistamine can reduce the local reaction of a bee sting, as can topical antihistamines. Beware, some topical antihistamines like Benadry... Read More

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