My son weighs 33lbs and has asthma and I think that with all the wind his allergies are acting up. Has anyone ever given a child this young benadryl? I had a friend recommend giving him some (she has kids with asthma too), I was just wondering if anyone else has used it for a child so young.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:21 PM on May. 3, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
i suppose you could, but i wouldn't. Claritin is non drowsy and approved for kids as young as 2. my son has asthma, and we've always used claritin. it calms his allergies almost instantly, without making him sleepy.
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My grandson has been taking it since he was around 14 mo for eczema. Both his pediatrician and allergist recommended it. Benedryl is one of the meds that in kids can have the opposite reaction than it does in adults and it can make them bounce off the walls. The doctors said that usually happens if you don't give the right dose. It's important to know the right dose and get the right dose down. My grandson is not cooperative (his father wasn't either about meds).
He has eczema head to toes that is open and bleeding. He has several creams and has tried liquid meds and had had allergy tests and made changes. He was just here and miserable with itching.
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