Can My 8 Month Old Take Benadryl For His Alergies?

Question

Asked by Kira

Can My 8 Month Old Take Benadryl For His Alergies?

He has had a runny nose (clear to yellow discharge), cough, watery eyes and for about a month now. He has problems sleeping and is up about every 1hr during the night with a stuffy nose. He isnt running fever but did have a generalized rash about a week ago. He just seems uncomfortable.

Answer

Hi Kira, While they do make pediatric strength Benadryl, I would never advise you give it to him without checking with your baby's doctor first. So at least give the doctor a call about those symptoms, OK? That way you can plan the best strategy together, and the safest for your son.

Best,

Kathi