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is it safe to give an 11 month old infant benadryl (diphenhydramine) for bronchitis and running nose?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes as long as to stick to the pediatric doses - if you are unsure then talk to the pediatrician.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: Its not recommended to give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) under those circumstances.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Not a good idea: No I am sorry to say it is not a good idea, it may dry up the nose, but it will dry up the secretions in the bronchi and make it worse.

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