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My LO is 8 mo. 20 lbs. I gave her infant Tylenol (acetaminophen). She has a thick runny nose and watery eyes (allergies) can I also give her children's benadryl?

Not recommended. Antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause paradoxical agitation and are not routinely recommended for young infants especially for viral colds. Read more...
Benedryl indication. Although the manufacturer does not indicate it's use in children under 2 years of age, it is not uncommon for it to be recommended 'off label' by pediatricians. Oral cetrizine is another antihistamine for allergies which does have a documented age indication for 6 months and up. Both of these medications can be safely administered with Tylenol (acetaminophen). Read more...

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?

6.25mg per dose. The prescription dose is 6.25mg 3-4x/day not to exceed 37.5mg in a whole day (24hrs). Read more...
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...
Call Your Doctor. This is the type of question you should be asking the child's pediatrician.This is to make sure that the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe, appropriate for the problem, and the correct dose for the problem.And that your child does not have issues that would increase risk. Read more...

I'm 7 months pregnant, I have an itchy and runny nose and itching on my eyes I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but nothing works. What should I take?

Any antihistamine. Any antihistamine like Claritin or zyrtec should help your symptoms. If one does not, often the others will, so the fact that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does not mean that they would not. Read more...
Allergy pregnancy. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is old antihitamine of 1st generation and is very effective, but it needs to be taken in doses of 25 to 50 mgm and needs to be repeated every 4 to 6 hours as it is short acting and in these doses it sedates the patient.So if you tale in proper doses and frequency it may be more effective. Read more...

How often can I give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to a 7 MS old baby to prevent allergies/dry runny nose? And dosage? It's it ok to apply earache drops?

Every 4 hrs. Up to every 4 hrs if needed. At age 7, the baby can likely tolerate 6 mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine). No problem with ear drops. However if this problem goes on for more than 2 wks, you should contact your pediatrician. Read more...