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If i have given my 3 year old hylands cold and cough for kids can I also giver her benadryl (diphenhydramine) if the hylands is not working?

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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Pediatrics

In brief: Caution

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine that can help with runny nose and sneezing due to allergies.
It does have a sedation effect in many. American Academy of Pediatrics discourages the use of cough medications in any child under 6 years old. The benadryl (diphenhydramine) may cause her to be too sedated and may have some breathing troubles in the night. Try cool mist humidifer - warm water/mixed with honey and patience.

In brief: Caution

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine that can help with runny nose and sneezing due to allergies.
It does have a sedation effect in many. American Academy of Pediatrics discourages the use of cough medications in any child under 6 years old. The benadryl (diphenhydramine) may cause her to be too sedated and may have some breathing troubles in the night. Try cool mist humidifer - warm water/mixed with honey and patience.
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