A 32-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

my 22lb 15 month old son has hand foot and mouth disease can i give him benadryl (diphenhydramine) or can i rub a itch cream on it???

1 doctor answer
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You can give him 5 mg( don't know in teaspoons because it depends on the concentration you buy so read the label closely) every 6 hours. Do not put cremes in open sores or fresh skin
Answered on Feb 24, 2016
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
Hives: These symptoms can be caused by hives. See a dermatologist to check if this is the case. They may recommend an oral antihistamine and topical steroids ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Ssk the child's pediatrician, not someone over the internet who has never examined your child. I suggest you follow the directions on the bottle.
A member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
NO: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not recommended for children under 2. Please check with your physician.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes : I mix half & half and either have the kid swish & spit it out or paint the mix on the sore with a fluffy q-tip. It doesn't hurt if the kid swallows so ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month