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How much Benadryl can I give to my 26 pound 2 year old?

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How much Benadryl can I give to my 26 pound 2 year old?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  MasterDoc replied 9 years ago.

The recommended dosage for a child of that size is 3/4 (three quarters) of a tspn of the liquid (which has 12.5 mg/ 5 ml).

You should check with the childs MD to make sure giving any medication is necessary in a child that young.

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