Need QUICK Help...please

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 11:05am
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My 6.5 year old ate a brownie that said, "processed on..." and now is coughing 2 hours later with asthma like symptoms. Her peak flow meter is reading 100 to 150..not sure if that is good or bad. No rash. She is Very hyper right now. Not sure if I should go ahead and epipen or just Benedryl. Advise? She didnt eat the brownie at home and I was told it was safe...Not Happy Right Now! Thanks for your help!

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 11:13am
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Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 11:35am
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I cannot imagine benadryl being harmful, but call into the doctor.
How is she now? becca

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 11:35am
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I also cannot tell you what to do, but did want to say that all of dd`s cross contamination reactions have looked like asthma attacks. I would go to ER if close, or call the allergist if you can get a return call quickly.

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 1:03pm
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Thanks so much for the advise. I gave her Benedryl and kept a close eye on her. She stopped coughing and started breathing better...had Epipen near and phone in hand!! She is sleeping well I have checked in on her every 20 mins to make sure she is still breathing ok. Should I still be concerned? Thank you again!

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 1:23pm
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Just a note:
Benadryl wears off in 4-6 hours. If something is still in her system, you may want to give another dose before you go to bed. Or sleep with her, just to be safe.
Take care,
Daisy

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 11:33pm
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[quote and now is coughing 2 hours later with asthma like symptoms. Her peak flow meter is reading 100 to 150..not sure if that is good or bad. No rash. [/B][/quote]
Do you take her peak flow numbers every day? Your doctor should advise you on green, yellow and red zones and what the numbers and treatment are for each age.
Peak flow numbers vary by age and sex. Averages for each are usually included with the peak flow meters, but your doctor can advise on the ranges for your child.
I hope she's better now!
Edited to correct typo!
[This message has been edited by TRexFamily (edited September 07, 2006).]

Posted on: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 3:27am
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Ditto on knowing the peak flows and green zone. My ds turns 6 next week and hits 220 on a good day. 150 sounds unusually low unless she's really tiny. luvmyboys

Posted on: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 4:34am
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TeddyAlly,
How'd the night go?
How is she today?

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Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 11:35am
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I cannot imagine benadryl being harmful, but call into the doctor.
How is she now? becca

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 11:35am
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I also cannot tell you what to do, but did want to say that all of dd`s cross contamination reactions have looked like asthma attacks. I would go to ER if close, or call the allergist if you can get a return call quickly.

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 1:03pm
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Thanks so much for the advise. I gave her Benedryl and kept a close eye on her. She stopped coughing and started breathing better...had Epipen near and phone in hand!! She is sleeping well I have checked in on her every 20 mins to make sure she is still breathing ok. Should I still be concerned? Thank you again!

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 1:23pm
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Just a note:
Benadryl wears off in 4-6 hours. If something is still in her system, you may want to give another dose before you go to bed. Or sleep with her, just to be safe.
Take care,
Daisy

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 11:33pm
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[quote and now is coughing 2 hours later with asthma like symptoms. Her peak flow meter is reading 100 to 150..not sure if that is good or bad. No rash. [/B][/quote]
Do you take her peak flow numbers every day? Your doctor should advise you on green, yellow and red zones and what the numbers and treatment are for each age.
Peak flow numbers vary by age and sex. Averages for each are usually included with the peak flow meters, but your doctor can advise on the ranges for your child.
I hope she's better now!
Edited to correct typo!
[This message has been edited by TRexFamily (edited September 07, 2006).]

Posted on: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 3:27am
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Ditto on knowing the peak flows and green zone. My ds turns 6 next week and hits 220 on a good day. 150 sounds unusually low unless she's really tiny. luvmyboys

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TeddyAlly,
How'd the night go?
How is she today?

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