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Suggest dosage of benedryl for rashes on back of hands and elbows

My son has a raised rash on the backs of each hand and elbows, which he has had since yesterday. He has had a similar rash many times before when playing in grass. He has been playing soccer on grass turf all week. My husband gave him one loratadine (active ingredient - 10 mg) tablet 2 hours ago because he could not find benedryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) at the time. I have the benedryl, can he take some now (2-4 tablets - 12.5 mg). If yes, how much? If no, when can he take benedryl.
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
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Hi,

If your son has already taken Loratadine you should not give Benadryl on the same day. You can give Benadryl tomorrow. You can use Calamine Lotion for local relief.

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