See below. You can. It is best to base the dose on weight. But 1/2 teaspoon would be appropriate.
We have an 18 month old, who has broken out in a rash. We've gave him Benadryl (diphenhydramine). The rash is getting worse. What should we do?
Depends. Many rashes are trivial, go away on their own in a week, and have little if any importance.Not going away after a dose of benedryl adds little to the picture. If the kid is playful and otherwise normal, give it a day, or call his doc during regular hours to discuss options. If the eyes are swelling, or there are breathing issues,go to urgent care. Read more...