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Minden, LA
A 26-year-old female asked:

Baby8 mos has been crankytoday very congested. gave him breathing treatment and benadryl (diphenhydramine). tonight. very fussy also. sneezing quite a bit. er or no?

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Depends: Is he struggling to breathe? Is he vomiting? Is he having difficulty feeding or drinking fluids? Does he have a high fever? These may be reasons to go to the ED. Otherwise, I would focus on helping pt feel better. Bulb suction the nose if there are lots of nasal drainage. Elevate the head of the bed when the child is sleeping. Offer lots of PO fluids. I think pt is too yBenadryl
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Last updated Nov 11, 2014

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