Does Benadryl interfere with Epi-pen results?
I am caring for my goddaughter's 3 y/o during the week who was just diagnosed with a peanut allergy. We have Benadryl and an epi-pen available at all times. I just read the news account of a 13 y/o California girl with a peanut allergy who died after eating one bite of a Rice Krispie treat. Her parents gave Benadryl first as they had been instructed. Shortly after, the child began vomiting. The father gave 2 doses of the epi-pen, and later a 3rd dose from the camp. EMT's who arrived were unable to save the child. Could the Benadryl have either interfered with the effects of the epinephrine or did it delay time in giving the life saving drug to prevent full anaphylaxis?