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Benadryl for 3 month old? Food allergy help?! Turt McGurt™ Due November 4; 33 kids; Maryland 5476 posts
4th Jan '13

Just took dd to her pedi, and she has eczema, and seborrhea dermatitis..some of it is from a food allergy so I can't have chocolate :( and next I have to cut out nuts, fish and seafood next. Which is hard since its pretty much the only "meat" I eat....she has a appt with a dermatologist in a couple of weeks. But in the mean time she gave me hydrocortisone, and elotone to apply to her skin, and told me to give her some Benadryl for the itching...but DH doesn't want her to have any... And I'm torn about it as well, but I know the itching makes her uncomfortable and fussy...any advice for dealing with the eczema and Benadryl? :(

Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
4th Jan '13

Is there a reason you don't want her to have Benadryl or...?

Lacey.Rose 33 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 869 posts
4th Jan '13

Would he be as opposed if it was children's/infants benadryl??

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112400 posts
status 4th Jan '13

I think the benefits outweigh any potential risks you and your husband are worried about. I mean benedryl is safe to take while pregnant and they get more of the medication while in utero so I would believe its safer for an infant to take.



I would give it to her so she can get some relief, did your pedi give you a dosage?

Turt McGurt™ Due November 4; 33 kids; Maryland 5476 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF]:</b>" Is there a reason you don't want her to have Benadryl or...? "</blockquote>



She's so little :( idk I'm just really sensitive about what I put in her system... She's breastfed, and we've delayed shots... She may have had gripe water a handful of times, and that's it.

Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Turt McGurt
Turt McGurt™ Due November 4; 33 kids; Maryland 5476 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lacey.Rose:</b>" Would he be as opposed if it was children's/infants benadryl??"</blockquote>



It is children's Benadryl... I'm more open to giving it to her, but my husband is just like NO. Soo I'm stuck kinda...

Turt McGurt™ Due November 4; 33 kids; Maryland 5476 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:</b>" I think the benefits outweigh any potential risks you and your husband are worried about. I mean benedryl ... [snip!] ... believe its safer for an infant to take. I would give it to her so she can get some relief, did your pedi give you a dosage?"</blockquote>




Yea she said 1.5ml every 4-6hrs as needed. DH thinks I should look for a natural alternative but I can't think of anything...

Lacey.Rose 33 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 869 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Turt McGurt™:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lacey.Rose:</b>" Would he be as opposed if it was children's/infants ... [snip!] ... It is children's Benadryl... I'm more open to giving it to her, but my husband is just like NO. Soo I'm stuck kinda..."</blockquote>



But its for her health and safety. Its not like you're giving it to her without reason. What if it gets worse because you don't listen to what the doctor says??

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112400 posts
status 4th Jan '13
Quoting Turt McGurt
Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" I think the benefits outweigh any potential risks you and your husband are worried about. I mean benedryl ... [snip!] ... believe its safer for an infant to take. I would give it to her so she can get some relief, did your pedi give you a dosage?"

I def agree with the benefits outweighing the risks.



OP, if you see her uncomfortable, know she's uncomfortable, etc. I wouldn't hesitate giving it and I wish your Husband would have a change of heart :( Do you all not take meds for things like a headache?

*021013* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; xxx, OH, United States 3799 posts
4th Jan '13

That sucks for your baby bc she needs to take it. If my kids pedi gave him meds for something he needed I'd give it to him, i couldnt make him.suffer like that

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112400 posts
status 4th Jan '13

OP, I cannot find anything natural that is safe for infants or children. As there are more risks with the natural remedies at such a young age. Benadryl has at least been tested and trusted for all ages to work. Good luck OP, I hope your husband has a change of heart soon.



I looked on a few forums who deal exclusively with all natural remedies for everything :-(

Turt McGurt™ Due November 4; 33 kids; Maryland 5476 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:</b>" OP, I cannot find anything natural that is safe for infants or children. As there are more risks with ... [snip!] ... has a change of heart soon. I looked on a few forums who deal exclusively with all natural remedies for everything :-("</blockquote>




Thank you so much for your help! I really appreciate it... I'm going to talk to DH when he gets home..hopefully he'll change his mind

Turt McGurt™ Due November 4; 33 kids; Maryland 5476 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" I def agree with the benefits outweighing the risks. OP, if you see her uncomfortable, know she's uncomfortable, ... [snip!] ... giving it and I wish your Husband would have a change of heart :( Do you all not take meds for things like a headache? "</blockquote>




DH doesn't take anything at all...I take it on rare occasion if I'm in a lot of pain but besides that nope. I want to give it to her I just want him to be on board with it too