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Can I use anti histamine Fenistil gel (Dimethindene Maleate) for a bite while I'm in very early pregnancy?
No major risk: Most antihistamines are considered safe for pregnancy (Category B) nowadays although I am not familiar with the product you are using. I do not expect any measurable absorption from the topical application of an antihistamine on the skin and thus it would be extremely unlikely that even if a trace of it gets to the fetus. A hydrocortisone cream would work better on an itchy insect bite. ...Read more
Fenistil drops: The drops are safe and are not known to have side effects ...Read more
No: Babies that age are programmed to breast feed about every 2-3 hours, or formula feed every 3-4 hours. Don't expect to get much sleep during the first 3-4,months or so. Encourage Dad to help change and feed by pumping breast milk for night-time use. No reason for both of you to be exhausted. Sorry--it just comes with the territory. Make sure they are fed, dry, and comfortable. NO MEDS needed! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The doctor give me this medicine for my baby 6 month how suffering from eczema the Alergosone and neoday & primalan and fenistil please advise ?
My two and half old baby coughing and i feel muscus in his chest.Plz prescribe me medicine n tips as he is too young.What about fenistil?n humidifier?
My two month baby has serve cough and chest congestion prescribe me some medicines and fenistil is fine for him?
Cough : We are in the middle of the RSV season. That is the most common cause of cough right now in children. A 2 month with a severe cough needs to see the doctor to check for this and other infections. Your baby is too young to let this infection run its course. Testing oxygen levels and listening to the lungs for infection is essential. Let's go soon! ...Read more
12mo daughter w/ cold&cough.Pedia said to give 8drops fenistil twice daily&2 ml prospan twice daily.The mucus from nose is clear&hear mucus in coughin?
Infants cold & cough: Fenistil is an antihistamine, not available in the U.S. Prospan is also not available here. General speaking American Academic of Pediatrics does not support treatment of common colds of viral origin in infants and children with cough or cold medication. Supportive measures such as warm fluid, nasal saline irrigation and hydration . The viral illness has to go to its course about 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read more
Can I take an oral anti histamin (Certirizin) and also apply topical gel dimetindene maleate (Fenistil) for a bee sting ? I only have local reaction
Yes.: Taking an antihistamine can reduce the local reaction of a bee sting, as can topical antihistamines. Beware, some topical antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can actually sensitize the skin and make reactions worse. Also, if you have any lip, tongue or breathing symptoms, please see a doctor right away. ...Read more
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