Certain medications that children sometimes take (most notably, the over-the-counter antihistamine diphenhydramine, or Benadryl) cause drowsiness in addition to their intended results, such as treating allergy symptoms.
Diphenhydramine does have a long track record of safety and efficacy as an antihistamine, but some children get wired or hyperactive instead of sleepy when taking such drugs!
For treatments that are painful, your child will also be given medicine for pain.
After you come to the hospital for your child’s test or treatment, a nurse or doctor will check your child.
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E-mail: [email protected] 21 March 2010; Revised 11 April 2010; Accepted 12 April 2010; Published online 10 June 2010.
Medication is a tempting way to keep your baby quiet for a few hours during a trip, but I don’t recommend it.The cookies contain no personally identifiable information and have no effect once you leave the Medscape site.