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Child having mucous, coughing. Took Benadryl. Having red spots all over body. Suggestions?

my son is 1 year and 2 months, about 30 lbs. He has had mucus and coughing for a few days now and i finally gave him 1.25ml of childrens benadryl . After about 5 hours there are little red spots over his body. I would say a small amount but enough to give me a little worry. Have you heard or seen this before? And should i take him to a doctor or just wait a day or so? -Cory
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Thanks for your query.
The boy is most likely having viral respiratory infection.
These spots could be because of allergy to any ingradient in benadryl syp.
Also possible these could be due to the same virus that is causing cough.
If he is not having high fever or breathing difficuly & otherwise is generally active & eating reasonalbly ok you can wait for a day or so. Avoid further doses of benadryl & if the rashes are really itchy can try atarax syp in appropriate doses.
Hope you find the information useful
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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