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Can i take benadryl when nursing?

I got a mosquito bite on the eye and i've always been very allergic to them. Right now, my whole eyelid and bottom of eye is red and swollen to the point that i can't open it. I normally take benedryl for the swelling but now that im nursing, i don't noe if i can. Anyone else have severe reactions to mosquito bites? Any other treatments i can try? Thx!

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Asked by urban_baybee at 1:15 PM on Jul. 22, 2010 in Health

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  • yes you can.

    yes, a little may go through your milk to baby, but a very minute amount

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 1:16 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • If it was me I would take the benadryl... but to be wouldn't hurt to call and ask your pharmacist.

    Answer by Cochise at 1:17 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • yes you can but if you rnot sure call the nurse line at your doc office

    Answer by peanuts2804 at 1:18 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Yes.

    Answer by Iluvmy5 at 1:21 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Yes, but try to nurse just before taking it to minimize how much passes. And I have heard of people having terrible reactions to mosquitoes. My 3 year old daughter has horrible reactions and seems to attract them too :(

    Answer by aeneva at 1:25 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • If you have to, yes. But any antihistamine will dry up your milk supply temporarily, so I would feed prior to taking it.

    Answer by eirejade at 6:15 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

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