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Will giving Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help my 10yo with his asthma at night?  he also has allergies.

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and asthma: Although many individuals with asthma have allergies that enter into the cause, anti-histamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may dry out the normal bronchial secretions and thereby not be helpful. What can be helpful is a thorough examination by doctors who are well versed in treating asthma. These doctors can determine the cause of the asthma and then give appropriate treatment.
Answered on Apr 22, 2016
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