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My 6 year old is having a colonoscopy in the morning and she

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My 6 year old is having a colonoscopy in the morning and she has finished her prep but she is starving and crying about it. Would it be safe and ok to give her some clear liquid benadryl to mabe help make her sleepy so she won't be so miserable?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: She is not taking any medications currently, she has just been having constant diarrhea and they found a lot of fat in her stool but CF test was negative so he wanted to do the colonoscopy. Now we can't reach anyone, we never thought she would finish the prep so early in the day.
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: No allergies
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not that I can think of, diabetes 1 test was negative so week are just searching for the problem. She has not gained any weight in 1 1/2 years but the constant diarrhea has just been for 3 weeks.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,

Yes, it's absolutely fine to give her clear liquid benadryl to soothe her.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question.

Thank you!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you it was so convenient and timely to get a doctor to answer a question after normal hours.
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

You're welcome.

Please don't forget to leave a rating, thanks!