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Friday, December 05, 2008 Kerry Gornick, Community Member, asks

Q: Can Benadryl be given to a 9 month old?

Thank you for taking my question.  I am a nurse and I have a 9 month old granddaughter who has an allergic reaction to possible soap detergent.  She is exhibiting a rash on her neck and torso.  Can Benadryl be given?  Her weight is 17 pounds 7.73kg.


Her pediatrician will be called if symptoms continue.


Thank you again. 


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Casey McNulty, Health Guide
12/ 7/08 11:14pm

Benadryl is not approved for use in children under the age of 2. Your best bet would be to consult her pediatrician.

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