Is it possible that I give my two-year-old children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for seasonal allergies?

Yes. Yes, you can give your 2 year old child Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergy symptoms. Its onset is fast within 15-60 minutes and it lasts for about 4-6 hours. Otc zyrtec's onset is also fast and it lasts for 24 hours. Keep in mind that those medications can control mild allergy symptoms. If your child still suffers from the disease after taking otc meds, you might want to bring him or her to see an allergist.

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My 8 year old son is having seasonal allergies. I am giving him childrens Claritin but was wondering if he can also have childrens Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Probably fine. Every kids a bit unique with meds, but the joy of Claritin (loratadine) is it doesn't cross into the brain & cause sx. Benedry on the other hand does & can cause dose related side effects.Most people get drousy & some get hyper. Either way I have not had problems with this combination when mothers have used it before. Some patients with breakthru on Claritin (loratadine) do better on Allegra & some are having irritant rxns. Read more...
Other better options. Even certain "non-sedating" antihistamines like zyrtec have been found to impair short term memory and have negative effects on school performance. Rather than increase the likelihood of your 8 year old son having side effects, consider adding a topical nasal steroid spray like Flonase or a complimentary medication like singulair (montelukast). Alternatively, consider allergy testing to identify the triggers. Read more...
Why. If Claritin is not sufficient to control symptoms, it can be changed to another long acting antihistamine otc. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is great for short term use with severe symptoms (hives) but it has side effects that bother most. After playing outside, have him shower and flush his nose with saline to get the pollen off. Keep windows closed. See his doc to ask about other medicines that might help if needed. Read more...

My ten year old has seasonal allergies for the first time. I gave her 24 hr Claritin (loratadine) at 7:30 am. It's 9pm. Can I give her children's diphenhydramine?

Yes. 10 year old with seasonal allergies, got claritin this morning. Yes, it is safe to give her children's benadryl (diphenhydramine) before bedtime. However, benadryl (diphenhydramine) only lasts a few hours and causes drowsiness, should not be given on a regular basis. There are other treatments for allergies. Get her checked out by pediatrician to make sure her symptoms are consistent with allergies, and for more treatment options. Read more...
Okay. This is fine for short or longer term treatment. You might consider some of the newly made OTC nasal sprays with a low dose steroid (Nasocort,Rhinocort,etc.)I find many young women don't like the sprays, but if they will give them a week or two the allergies get better and they can sometimes drop the pills. Read more...