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Is Allegra Cream Safe For A Toddler
Fexofenadine is an antihistamine which is used to treat allergies such as hayfever, and hives. It can be taken once or twice a day. It is a second generation antihistamine and does not cause as much drowsiness as other antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benaryl) or chlorpheniramine. Always be careful about drowsiness with any antihistamine especially if driving ...Read more
Be careful.: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is so commonly used that many use it indiscriminately. A young child in daycare near me died from an overdose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) recently. There are various strengths of Diphenhydramine available- since the correct dose is weight and age dependent, and can be influenced by the use of other drugs, it would be best if you called your md. Better motive is to determine the cause of the rash. ...Read more
None: None that I am aware of. I am not sure he has an allergy either at 2 weeks of age. He may instead just have a cold. I would just use a gentle nasal saline spray and use a suction device like Nosefrida. My wife uses it on our 3 year-old. Use a cool mist humidifier too. And, have him see his pediatrician if no improvement. Most drugs used in infants starts at 2 years of age. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A pediatrician recommended Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my toddler's cold. is allegra similar? 24lbs
Yes and no: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sedating antihistamine. Allegra is a non-sedating antihistamine. How old is your child? Typically you should not use these meds on children less than 2 yrs old. There are other things you can try such as bed elevation and humidifier at night. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If my Benadryl (diphenhydramine) contains phenylephrine is it not a good idea to take two tablets for sleep?
Drop phenylephrine: Find a product that does not contain the phenylephrine. For most people , that med is stimulating and will make you stay awake, not help you sleep. Make sure you also use good sleep hygiene - bedtime routine, minimize distractions around you, warm milk, and consider melatonon for sleep aid rather than more and more benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
Probably but: Probably but ask your pediatricianGet a more detailed answer ›
CHILDHOOD ECZEMA:: Definitely, if the doctor prescribes. There are different types and strength of the cream/ointment. Depending on the severity of the disease the cream/ointment is chosen by the child's pediatrician or dermatologist, if the pediatrician refers the infant. ...Read more
Topical Benedryl: Topical Benedryl is considered safe to use in toddlers. It is not recommended if the child is also taking oral Benedryl at the same time. ...Read more
Acidophillus: Probiotics are safe for a 15 month old. I like Florastor which is over the counter for kids ...Read more
Diaper rash: Yes, otc creams such as desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) a&d oint, etc. Can be used. Barrier creams or ointment to prevent irritation from the next wet or dirty diaper. Apply liberally after every change. Small amounts of cortisone if very red or irritated also can be used occasionally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Antihistamines are quite safe if when the dose is doubled. ...Read more
What is the correct dosage for children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy for 19 month toddler 21.5 lbs? Is it ok to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with alubeterol/prednisone inhalant
1 teaspoon or 5cc's: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used with the Albuterol and Prednisone. The dosage of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for your child's weight would be about 1 teaspoon (5cc) being that the concentration of the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is 12.5mg per each teaspoon. Remember, if your child is having breathing problems, always consult with your Pediatrician. Take care. ...Read more
How bad is avil (pheniramine maleate) syrup for a four month old on almost dailt basis a tsp, using it to treat allergy n echzema.
Not good: There are so many side effects that you cannot see from chronic use of this class of medication. There can be heart rhythm problems, neurologic effects - it's just not worth the risk even if it is working well for runny nose and eczema. You need to find a good pediatric allergist and find a different regimen of treatment before this med does permanent damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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