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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: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 .