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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 : I would say no as the cdc does not recommend any decongestants until after 4 years old. ...Read more
1 tsp/25 lb: The regular dose is a teaspoonful of the liquid per 25 lb. This is also about 1mg/kg. ...Read more
My 3 year old is 41lbs how much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) d not regular Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can he have?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): I would not recommend Benadryl (diphenhydramine) d for your 3 year old. Don't get me wrong, . Plain Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good medication to treat allergy but the "d" in it is a decongestant that has been proven to have no benefit for children who have nasal or chest congestion. You do not need to cause its bad side-effect complicating your achild's illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read benadryl-d is not recommended for a 3yr old, a nurse said it was fine to do 2.5ml, should I be worried because I am.
Depends on reason: The problem with Benadryl is that it is so easily overdosed. If your doctor recommended it to treat an allergic reaction and you follow the instructions closely then it is safe. Do not give it repeatedly without instructions from your baby's doctor. 2.5 ml is 1/2 of a teaspoon and that contains 6.25 mg diphenhydramine (benadryl) . The dose for an average 3 yo is 1 tsp (5 ml) ...Read more
?bbt?: I again am assuming what "bbt" means to you - that being basal body temperature. If that is the case, the answer is no - Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will not affect your body temperature in any way. If I am wrong in my assumption as to what "bbt" is, please clarify and resubmit question. ...Read more