Health: Benadryl

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Benadryl to Help Sleep During Flight?

I am taking a flight that leaves right at bedtime for my 7 month old. I have had a few moms suggest giving him Benadryl to help him sleep through the flight. I am wondering what other moms think?

Checkup

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Benadryl Before Dentist?

Ok ladies, here's the situation. My 6 year old daughter had 2 cavities filled a few weeks ago, and Saturday she has 2 more. They are the four very back teeth, top and bottom. The tough ones to reach I guess. Anyway, the last appointment was traumatizing for her and me both. She had novacaine and flipped out. She cries everyday, has anxiety and stomach aches just thinking about going back to do it again. Getting her there will be a fight in itself. The dentist recommended that I give her benedryl 2 hours before the appointment. She has never...

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6 Year Check-up

My son will be 6 soon and I am wondering if a 6 year check-up is neccessary....

Childhood Illnesses

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Children's Benadryl for Infant?

My 8 mo old has terrible allergies this week. Sneezing and a runny nose. No cough or fever is associated. The mucous is clear. Would it be ok to give him a small dosage of Children's Benadryl? I called to ask my pedi but they connected me to the nurse who has yet to return my call. Thanks!

Children's Hospital

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Need Children's Benadryl Dosage

Moms, I need your help! I have put a call into the pediatrician, but of course, haven't received a callback yet. I have a 1 yr old who weighs 20 lbs. I need to give him some benadryl because he has a runny nose and isn't going to be able to take his naps and/or eat! Does anyone know how much liquid benadryl I need to be giving him?!?!

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Benadryl for Baby

the doctor told me to give my baby 1/2 teaspoon of Benadry but didn't say...

Dental

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Benadryl Before Dentist?

Ok ladies, here's the situation. My 6 year old daughter had 2 cavities filled a few weeks ago, and Saturday she has 2 more. They are the four very back teeth, top and bottom. The tough ones to reach I guess. Anyway, the last appointment was traumatizing for her and me both. She had novacaine and flipped out. She cries everyday, has anxiety and stomach aches just thinking about going back to do it again. Getting her there will be a fight in itself. The dentist recommended that I give her benedryl 2 hours before the appointment. She has never...

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Today = Nightmare

So today I had my colonoscopy and today just sucked. During the procedure I...

Diapers & Diaper Changing

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Help, Really Active One Year Old on Air Plane.

Soon I will be traveling on an airplane with my daughter and it is causing me great anxiety. My main concern is this....even at home she never stops moving, she hates to sit still and will throw a fit if she has too. In all honesty, in all my life I have never met a toddler who wants to be on the go as much as she. What do I do? The flight is almost 3 hours. Does anyone know of or suggest something to help her sleep? I know I will bring lots of food and toys but those rarely keep her occupied at home. Any suggestions would be greatly...

Eye Glasses

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Mom Pink Eye

So I woke up with what I think is pink eye today. The kids have not had it so I must have picked it up at work (even though I am always using sanitizer on my hands). I teach adults so I am around a lot of people there. Anyhoo do I need to go to urgent care today? I am guessing I do. Also, It's finally my SIL's baby shower today. Can I go if I sanitize a lot and try not to touch to much? Symptoms: really red/pink white part of eye, itchy scratchy feeling too it, keeps watering, had a little discharge when woke up but not very much...

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Swollen Eye Lid

My daughter's left eye lid has been swollen and red for five days now. We...

First Aid

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Benadryl and Long Flights

I hate to ask this but has anybody followed the advice and given their children Benadryl for a long flight? We are going on an international flight with a 2 1/2 year old and a 9 month old Friday so I need advice quickly! If you have, how much? Thanks!

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First Aid Kit

What do I need for a home first aid kit? Of course I have the basics: ...

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Benadryl for Travel?

This may sound awful so I am asking for some feedback on this subject. I have a very wiggly 14 month old who can not sit still for 1 minute and we are going on a four hour flight mid day. I was told by some friends that benadryl has been a life saver on some flights. Does anyone have any positive or negative experience with this? Please do not post any judgements if you haven't done this yourself. Thanks!

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When to Exercise?

I am about 20 pounds overweight, due to having 3 kids and lack of self...

Foot & Toe

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Hand Foot Mouth

Hi Ladies, My son (21 months) has been spiking a temp and developed a rash all over and sores in his mouth. He's miserable. So, I took him to the doctor today and he said he has 'hand foot mouth'. I guess my silent excitement that both my kiddos have avoided this is now gone. Any words of advice anyone can offer. The doctor said no meds will take care of it, we just have to manage the symptoms. Tylenol, Motrin and a combo of Benadryl & Malox. Just looking for some'we've been there' support. Thanks in advance!

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Hand, Foot and Mouth

Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with hand, foot and mouth. My...

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Pain in My Foot

Hello, I am at 33 weeks with twins. Lately I have either a sharp,...

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Do You Dye Your Hair?

I have been dying my hair since I was about 15. I dye it black. I use at home hair color and have for 17 years. I use Loreal mostly, or what ever is cheapest at the time... not that easy to mess up black. Today I read an article about a mom that is in a coma and who is not expected to wake up, and if she does she will have permanent brain damage. She had just colored her hair with the same Loreal hair dye she always used. It was not a new process or brand. She had an allergic reaction and may leave two kids motherless. I am...

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Dog Loosing Hair?

Hi Moms, I'm hoping that someone out there is a vet or has knowledge of dogs...

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Please Help Me! I'm 31 Weeks Prego What Cold Medicines If Any Can I Take???

ok heres the thing, yesterday morning i woke up with just a cough and during the night i lost my voice and i am hacking up some disgusting stuff, that to me looks blood tinged, it's brownish (gross i know, i'm sorry). well i went to the doctor today for a follow up ob appointment and told her what was going on and she just brushed it off and told me that there is a virus going around and it is PROBABLY that....are you freaking kinding me? i have no fever, nothing but this horrible cough that hurts my chest really bad, doctor knows this too,...

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Cold and Cough

Hi Ladies was just wondering if anyone had any ideas as to what I could give...

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Infant and Benadryl

My 8 month old son weighs 16 pounds, 12 ounces and his doctor prescribed 1/2 teaspoon of Benadryl before bedtime. Everything I read says not to do it unless they are a year old. I'm afraid to give him the Benadryl. Has anyone given their child who is under a year old Benadryl?

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Infant and Benadryl

My 8 month old son weighs 16 pounds, 12 ounces and his doctor prescribed 1/2 teaspoon of Benadryl before bedtime. Everything I read says not to do it unless they are a year old. I'm afraid to give him the Benadryl. Has anyone given their child who is under a year old Benadryl?

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Mentally Ill Father

To make a very long story short, the father of my 5 month old daughter has a...

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Benadryl to a 1 Year Old?

My husband and I are in a battle over benadryl. Our daughter has hand foot and mouth and she cannot sleep due to the mouth sores and sore throat and overall aches and stuff that comes along with the disease. He says we should let her get a good night sleep and give her some benadryl. I SAY NO. We first of all do not even know how much to give her because kids arent supposed to have it until they are 6!! He also says when we go to Hawaii in June we should give her some to help her sleep the flight away. I totally disagree. Have any of you...

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Constant Runny Nose

Hi momma's since starting preschool my DS constantly has a runny nose every...

Medicines

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Benadryl for a Two Year Old with Allergies, Please Help!

Good Morning Everyone. I have a question. I was just reading another post from a mom asking how to know if her baby had allergies or a cold. How to tell the difference between the two. Well my two and a half year old has allergies. Or what I think its allergies. Yesterday I called her doctors office and I explained to them the symptoms and they told me that they are allergies. So they told me to give her either Benadryl, Trim mic (not sure if I am spelling either of them right) or DimeTapp. Well in that other post one of the moms...

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Nervous About Giving 6 Month Old Benadryl

Hi ladies, My six month old has been up with a stuffy nose and coughing for the past two nights. The doctor says she has a viral illness (no ear infection, nothing with the lungs) and suggested we use Benadryl to relieve her symptoms. We want to keep trying what we have been doing (running the humidifier, going into a steamed bathroom, maybe try sleeping in a car seat or with her head elevated, saline drops) before trying the benadryl. Not that I am against medicines, but I am nervous about giving this to her unless she is really...

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Help with Pneumonia

Hi all, my son will be 4 in October and this is his 4th time getting...

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Benadryl at Night

My almost 4 year old son has been waking up at night with a stuffy/blocked nose. I have given him Benadryl 1 tsp. for the last two nights and he has slept through the night without getting up. How long can I give him Benadryl for? I have heard its pretty safe for kids. Can they take it for an extended period of time (like everyday for months)? I am already waking up at least twice in the night due to my 5 month old and could really use some sleep!

Sleeping Habits

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Benadryl to a 1 Year Old?

My husband and I are in a battle over benadryl. Our daughter has hand foot and mouth and she cannot sleep due to the mouth sores and sore throat and overall aches and stuff that comes along with the disease. He says we should let her get a good night sleep and give her some benadryl. I SAY NO. We first of all do not even know how much to give her because kids arent supposed to have it until they are 6!! He also says when we go to Hawaii in June we should give her some to help her sleep the flight away. I totally disagree. Have any of you...