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A 29-year-old female asked:

5 1/2 yr old takes children's claritin every am but is still plagued with allergic cough - worse at night. ok to dose with benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the pm?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yes: Be sure to speak with your pediatrician or allergy-immunology specialist regarding an appropriate dose for your child's weight. Often times severe allergies are treated with antihistamines alone like claritin/nondrowsy and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together. Other options are available if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) doesn't work. Sedation and dry mouth are common side effects. Consider saline spray and environmental changes.

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