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My 4 year old has strep throat and has been on amoxicillin for 6 days. today she has a very sniffly nose, is it safe to give her children's benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe to give antihistamine.I prefer Laratidine syrup as it is once a day and not or Cetrizin as these are over the counter and have to be given only once a day,Loratidine is non sedating and Cetrizine may be slightly sedating as compared to Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

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