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Posted on: Thu, 07/20/2006 - 9:28pm
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I have been using the fast melts for a while. I like the fact that they don't need to be measured and it seems like it would be easier to get them in the mouth than trying to pour a teaspoon or two down his throat.
The only thing is that it is somewhat difficult to peel the outer paper off the back. i have started the peel on the ones in his epi case, they are still sealed with the foil.

Posted on: Thu, 07/20/2006 - 10:06pm
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I think the chewable are easier to give too. I had to give my ds liquid once when I did not have the chewable handy. It was like wrestling a bear. Then it spilled anyway. With the pills he likes them because they taste good, so he has no problem taking them.
Jan

Posted on: Thu, 07/20/2006 - 10:29pm
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Liquid Benadryl here. It works. We won't switch.
Jason
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Posted on: Thu, 07/20/2006 - 11:11pm
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We use liquid benadryl and triaminic strips with diphenhydramine.
And personally, for my own anaphylaxis to shellfish, I keep cherry liquid benadryl (not bubble gum--GROSS) in my desk at work and on my person. I have GI reactions, and it works on contact. I have no other way to say it, but it feels good. It hits the spot during a reaction. The Triaminic thing that melts under my tongue is effective (after enough of them--edited to add for an adult dose), but it doesn't calm that GI spot right away like the liquid benadryl does.
I think people have good reason to take other things. And I keep lots of the Triaminic strips in my billfold. But I also keep a little Nalgene vial (won't leak) of benadryl in my purse. Cherry.
DS also can carry the Triaminic strips in his billfold.
[This message has been edited by McCobbre (edited July 21, 2006).]

Posted on: Thu, 07/20/2006 - 11:19pm
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We carry the Triaminic strips, they seem to work quickly and ds likes them better than chewables or liquid. I used to carry liquid when he was younger though.
Linda

Posted on: Fri, 07/21/2006 - 12:12am
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DS is given 1/2tsp of the liquid when he has an attack how does that compare to the fast melt?

Posted on: Fri, 07/21/2006 - 2:28am
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Quote:Originally posted by jtolpin:
[b]Liquid Benadryl here. It works. We won't switch.
Jason
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Us too. NO dyes or allergenic filler materials. (We've had issues with others)
Our allergists (2 of 3) have also told us that the liquid is marginally faster-acting than the fast-melts for upper respiratory and GI symptoms. This makes sense from what little I understand of formulations and dissolution kinetics. I've never asked any of my colleagues about it, though.
I also (personally) agree with Mccobbre on that one. Ahhhhhhhhh... but for us, Bubble Gum, never Cherry. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 07/21/2006 - 5:39am
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We keep a bottle of liquid at home and school. We carry around two chewable pills. I'd carry around liquid if they sold it in single dose containers. The whole bottle is just too big and heavy. I've asked my pharmasist if he had any containers that would work, and was told no. I also have had no luck finding them for sale anywhere. Grr!
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Posted on: Fri, 07/21/2006 - 8:27am
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Quote:Originally posted by Darkmage:
[b]We keep a bottle of liquid at home and school. We carry around two chewable pills. I'd carry around liquid if they sold it in single dose containers. The whole bottle is just too big and heavy. I've asked my pharmasist if he had any containers that would work, and was told no. I also have had no luck finding them for sale anywhere. Grr!
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The Container Store sells 1 oz., 1.5 oz., and 2 oz.(and other) Nalgene bottles that will not leak. Never have on me, and I've carried Benadryl in my purse in them for 7 years now.
They're inexpensive. I adore them.
We use other sizes for shampoo, Chi flat iron oil, etc., for travel--never the size we use for benadryl. But they all work great.

Posted on: Fri, 07/21/2006 - 9:26am
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Ask your pediatrician for a sample size of Benadryl liquid. It comes in .85 oz bottle (approx 1" high).

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