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 Post subject: Liquid Benadryl
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 10:55 am 
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Location: Ontario, Canada
My youngest son (21 months) has allergies to egg and milk (at least that's all we've confirmed so far). He's intolerant to soy as well. I'll figure out how to put all that in my signature one day and save myself time.

He has been very itchy (eczema) and has a runny nose, red, watery eyes. I figure it is caused by seasonal allergies. To combat it I have been giving him generic (Life Brand) liquid benadryl. Now he is having very runny poops. Does anyone know if the ingredients in benadryl (same in the generic) can do that?

I know I haven't given him any new foods and I've checked with my sister (daycare provider) and she can't think of any new foods he's tried so that's why I've narrowed it down to the medication.

Any help appreciated.


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 1:17 pm 
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We use liquid benadryll only for an obvious allergic reaction (like hives from contact). The rest of the time we always use reactine. Reactine is a once daily dose (of a different antihistamine) which is non-drowsy. Benadryll always makes my kids tired and irritable...could your sons body is tired from the drowsy effects of benadryll?

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 1:52 pm 
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I also use benedryl for active reactions, and other things intended for daily use when that is necessary (like seasonal allergies).

It makes my son to drowsy when he gets bendryl daily.

When I used to take it daily I switched between crying all the time, and being the meanest and most miserable person I'd ever met.

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self: allergy to sesame seeds and peanuts
3 sons each with at least one of the following allergies: peniciilin, sulfa-based antibiotic, latex, insect bites/stings


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 9:06 am 
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Diarrhea is listed as a possible side effect of Benadryl. As your son is only 21 months, contact your physician to consult with regarding the best course of treatment for his seasonal allergies.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 1:27 pm 
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Thanks for the responses. Things seem to be improving. Maybe I was being overly suspicious and it was a mild virus or something like that. I have tried 24 hour Claritin for the allergies but he won't take it. Hopefully I can find something he will take.

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Jan, mom to 3 boys
DS#3 - eggs, cats, dust, eczema, avoiding nuts as a precaution
DS#2 - seasonal allergies
DS#1 - no allergies
Me & DH - seasonal allergies


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 3:14 pm 
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My girls HATE the taste ot claritin. They don't mind reactine and arius...but claritin...no way they'll take it.

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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