Liquid benadryl or pill

Posted on: Thu, 07/20/2006 - 4:11am
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DS is 21 mo. old and he does take his singulair in chewable pill form with no problem but I carry liquid bendryl. When do you just carry the chewable pills or is liquid always better?

Posted on: Thu, 07/20/2006 - 5:15am
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my thoughts...if you talking about carrying benadryl in the event of a severe reaction...I'd use the liquid. Why? Do you think you'll be able to get your 2 year old to chew something if they are uncomfortable, cranky, crying due to a reaction? The liquid you can just pop in their mouth and it's done...
Adrienne
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Posted on: Thu, 07/20/2006 - 5:16am
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I just asked our allergist this last week when we were there for our check-up. He said that the Benadryl fast melts actually work faster than the liquid does. So I plan to pick some of those up to carry instead of the liquid. The fast melts are the tablets that you can stick under your tongue and they disolve quickly. My son is 8 thought so you might want to check on the dosage to see whether or not someone as young as your child can take them.

Posted on: Thu, 07/20/2006 - 6:49am
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We also use Triaminic Cough Thin Strips. The active ingredient is the same as that in Benadryl. One strip is the equivalent of 1 tsp of Benadryl. Our allergist said that since it dissolves immediately, it should be as effective as a liquid form. In addition, my son hates the taste of Benadryl liquid but likes the taste of ths thin strips.

Posted on: Thu, 07/20/2006 - 6:52am
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in case of MFA, please remember that the benadryl fast melts have both soy and dairy in them...fyi.

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.
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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?

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