Benadryl can fix it!

by - October 23, 2008

My mom seems to think Benadryl is the solution for everything. I hear things from her all the time like,

"Her skin was itching so I gave her Benadryl."

"He had a bump, it looked bad so I gave him some Benadryl."

"Yeah, your daughter ate some crabs and her throat was itching, so I thought it might be an allergic reaction and I gave her Benadryl."

"He fell of his bike and the scar had dirt on it so I gave him Benadryl, just in case he was allergic to the dust or something like it."

Today she called me and said, "The kids are saying they're itching all over, I'm going to go buy some more Benadryl. It might be an allergic reaction to the detergent or something." I had to flat out tell her,"Don't give my kids anymore Benadryl!" She is driving me crazy with this. I don't know if they like how Benadryl tastes or what. What I do know, is that all of them were not having itchy skin at the same time and if they were, it was probably because they didn't listen to mommy when she said put on lotion after you get out the tub/shower. I have not changed detergents recently so they were probably suffering from No-Lotionitis, aka dry, itchy (I didn't listen to my mom when she said put lotion on) skin!

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  1. Hahaha. Sounds like Benadryl has taken the place of good old "Tusin". You could be near death and your grandmother or some other older family member would swear that all you needed was some darn "tusin".

    Tell mom to be careful though. I don't know how old your kids are, and I don't even know if Benadryl is on the list, but cold medicine for children up to age 4 is a no no. Its been proven not to be as safe as we've been told it was for years. My little one is 5, but I have sworn it off completely.

  2. You know what? I forgot all about "Tusin." Lol.

    The reason you mentioned is exactly why I had to tell her to stop giving it to them. I don't know if Benadryl was on the list, but I did hear on the news not too long ago that cough medicine isn't safe. I may try to just stop using it altogether as you did...I'll see how it goes.

  3. I thought it was Windex that fixed everything?

    I happen to be a Benedryl LOVAH.
    Kids won;t go to sleep? Benedryl.
    But I stick with the Dye Free kind...I swear it works better ;)

  4. Lol, so my mom is not alone in this.

    I don't know about the Dye free kind working better. I've actually never bought any myself.

    Thanks for your comment!