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Depends on variables: This would be a proper dose for a 40 lb kid & a double dose at 20lb. Overdose tends to cause nervous system symptoms. Sedation, nausea & vomiting are common. Some infants may have the opposite effect & this provides over-stimulation & excitation in some. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to rub a little bit of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on a babies gums while teething will it help. She's 10&1/2 months?
Not helpful: Benadryl is an anti-histamine and won't really do anything to relieve teething pain, because histamine release is not involved in that process. Massage with cool wash cloth (wet one, throw it in refrigerator for 10 minutes) and then use to massage gums. If baby really in a lot of discomfort, it is totally ok to use a dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen now and then. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Woke up with swollen itches eyes. Have 2 babies and do not want to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Is there something else I can take?
My LO is 8 mo. 20 lbs. I gave her infant Tylenol (acetaminophen). She has a thick runny nose and watery eyes (allergies) can I also give her children's benadryl?
Benedryl indication: Although the manufacturer does not indicate it's use in children under 2 years of age, it is not uncommon for it to be recommended 'off label' by pediatricians. Oral cetrizine is another antihistamine for allergies which does have a documented age indication for 6 months and up. Both of these medications can be safely administered with Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to give a 21 lb (6 mo) baby a dose of benadryl-d for congestion/allergies/sinus trouble? If so, what is the dosage? Thanks
Too young?: It's usually not recommended to medicate babies this young. S/he doesnt have sinuses so, please do not try to treat for 'sinusitis'. Check with your pediatrician before giving any over-the-counter med to your baby. In the meantime, you can give very small sprays of saline into baby's nose and use bulb suction to remove mucus. ...Read more
Depends on weight: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dosing is based on weight in children. 1mg/kg/dose. So a 22# child would get 3/4tsp of the children's liquid assuming it is the 12.5mg/tsp formulation. You might want to talk to your doctor about why you are giving Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to your toddler. ...Read more
Not recommended: Gravol is particularly problematic because it contains a stimulant in addition to diphenhydramine that would have unpredictable and possibly deleterious effects on infants. Generally, diphenhydramine is not recommended for infants less than 12 months of age. Better to consult your pediatrician about the sleep problem and see if an underlying cause can be identified. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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