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Is it safe to give a 26lb 14 month old Benadryl to relieve

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Is it safe to give a 26lb 14 month old Benadryl to relieve cold symptoms.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. A. Clark replied 2 years ago.

Dr. A. Clark :

I'm happy that you have asked me to assist you with your child and hope that you can benefit from my many years of helping parents like you.

Dr. A. Clark :

Benadryl is generally safe at any age when given in the proper dose. Unfortunately, he is going to be miserable with a stuffy nose regardless but it can't hurt.

Dr. A. Clark :

Here is a dose chart based on weight for you to refer to:

Customer: Ok, I want to do what I can to help, him but not put him danger. Thank you
Dr. A. Clark :

Be aware that benadryl sometimes has what is called a parodoxical effect on babies, sometimes making them hyper instead of sleepy.

Dr. A. Clark :

Benadryl is safe so it's worth a try.

Customer: Ok
Dr. A. Clark :

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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