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.
6.25mg per dose. The prescription dose is 6.25mg 3-4x/day not to exceed 37.5mg in a whole day (24hrs).
I am experiencing nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Cough and Runny nose. I took a Clairton this afternoon at 3 and a benadryl around?
Cold, allergies... Your symptoms of nasal congestion, cough and runny nose could indicate several conditions: a common viral cold, allergies, a sinus infection, etc. More information like how long the symptoms have been going on, and other symptoms like fever, difficulty breathing, etc, need to be assessed. Please set up a consult with a physician on this site for more detailed evaluation. Read more...