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Generic Name: DIPHENHYDRAMINE - ORAL Pronounced: (dye-fen-HI-druh-meen) Benadryl Allergy Quick Dissolv Oral Uses
Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine used to relieve
symptoms of allergy, hay fever and the common cold. These symptoms include
rash, itching, watery eyes, itchy eyes/nose/throat, cough, runny nose and
sneezing. It is also used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness
caused by motion sickness. Diphenhydramine can also be used to help you relax
and fall asleep.
This medication works by blocking a certain natural
substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Its
drying effects on such symptoms as watery eyes and runny nose are caused by
blocking another natural substance made by your body
Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or
effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product
to treat cold symptoms in children younger t...
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C Communicate with the Camp Director Explain the extent of your child's allergies and make sure they are willing and able to accommodate your child's special needs. Do they have safe foods or meal options? How is food stored, prepared and served? What is their experience with severe food allergies?
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