A 45-year-old female asked:
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Can my baby 4 month old take allergy medication as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or claritin?

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Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Not likely: At 4 months you should not be giving your child allergy meds. Take him to the pediatrician and see what is going on.
Answered on Jan 18, 2014
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Yes: But Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is generally a better antihistamine than Loratadine except that it can cause drowsiness.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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