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If i took cough syrup and have allergies can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

If i took cough syrup and have allergies can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes: But if your cough is not from post-nasal drips, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) won't do anything for you. Make sure your cough is not from a reflux disease. Consult a doctor if the problem is a prolonged one. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is it ok to give my 5 year old children's benadryl and childrens mucinex cough? She has bad allergies which makes her cough mostly at night.

Is it ok to give my 5 year old children's benadryl and childrens mucinex cough? She has bad allergies which makes her cough mostly at night.

MGT: I would not advise giving these medications to your child based on the information provided. I would suggest an over the counter anti histamine such as Claritin instead which is less sedating. The underlying cause of her nighttime cough should be further evaluated by her PCP. Does she have a history of asthma? Is there smoke exposure? ...Read more

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I wanted to know I took benadryl (diphenhydramine) because my allergies are acting up and I'm stuffed up, i have a cough, I'm weeding because my asthma as well. Is it o?

I wanted to know I took benadryl (diphenhydramine) because my allergies are acting up and I'm stuffed up, i have a cough, I'm weeding because my asthma as well. Is it o?

Probably not: I presume you are asking whether it is ok to do some weeding when your nose is stuffed up and your asthma is not controlled. In general , the answer would be no since you are likely allergic to weed pollen and molds from the disturbed soil. It is also important for you to call your doctor about your asthma. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or any other antihistamine has no decongesting action, nasal steroid does. ...Read more

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My 6yr old has severe allergies. I gave home benadryl and Tylenol (acetaminophen) about 30 mins apart. But he has a cough. Can I give home delsym?

My 6yr old has severe allergies. I gave home benadryl and Tylenol (acetaminophen) about 30 mins apart. But he has a cough. Can I give home delsym?

Exam: Before giving him a cough medication, have his lungs checked. If he has allergies he may be wheezing or have asthma. In that case his medication needs would be different. Also he may need different medication for his allergies. All the best. ...Read more

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How many ml's of childrens Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I give my 4yr old 36lb son. Severe nasal congestion, watery eyes , and cough. Also has allergies ?

How many ml's of childrens Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I give my 4yr old 36lb son. Severe nasal congestion, watery eyes , and cough. Also has allergies ?

Liquid benedryl: The general dosing of this in the common liquid form (12.5mg/5ml) is 1 tsp/25 lb.This would be about a teaspoon & a half in the child listed above. This can be repeated every 4 hours as needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more