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I gave my 43 month old a table spoon of children benadrylshe

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I gave my 43 month old a table spoon of children benadrylshe is 39 lbs, I was told by phys.today to give her some for itching, she got head lice at daycare
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.
Hi there ...Benadryl is antihistamine and is used to overcome allergy .As far as head lice is concerned this is not indicated to control itching secondary to lice .She may need shampoo containing Permethrin that will kill lice and Ovide is a prescription medicine used to apply over head to kill lice and control itching .I will suggest you to ask her dr to prescribe such drugs .Good luck .Please leave positive feedback for me .Thanks .
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know it's not for head lice,dr. Said give her some benadryl for itching she got the shampoo my question was about possibly giving an excess amont,did u not read my concern? Thanx for nothing.I stayed up till 5am.I was expecting an email 16 hrs ago. What ahoRaible service u provide,u better not charge me
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.
Respected customer ...You will not be charged until you will at least rate ok service .Benadryl is not indicated under one year child , so please don't give him again Benadryl at any dose before one year ( 48 weeks ) .Regards .

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