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Severe eczema, allergy, dose for piriton

my son has severe exceza and a number of allergies inc house dust mite , grass pollen etc. gp advised he can have piriton - either 5 ml morning or evening or 10ml at night. today i gave my son 5 ml this morning at 9am and i have just given him a second dose - but inadvertently gave him 10ml... is this ok ? Tracie
Asked On : Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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Hi Tracie,

Thanks for your query.

Firstly, the dose of every medicine is dependent on the child's weight. Hence, I cannot comment on the dose prescribed by your son's doctor. But I assume that your doctor is qualified enough to prescribe correct dose.

I will therefore advise you not to exceed the prescribed dose. Had I been your child's treating doctor, I would have considered adding another anti-allergic drug, such as, Montelukast, in addition to Piriton.

Nevertheless, given the fact that your son is allergic to several substances, I would recommend that you consult an Allergic specialist, who knows what would be best for your child.

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Thu, 24 Oct 2013
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