Need a fast answer PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. What is the benedryl dosage for a 27 pound two year old? Please answer ASAP

    I am on vacation at my mothers and the baby has a HUGE painful bite on her foot with blister, it is swollen, red , and warm, she doesn't have any fever or systemic sx. I've been giving her ibuprofen, and putting ice on it, elevating it, and dressing it with TAO cream, any other suggestions?
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    If you have the liquid, it should have the dosages on the side of the box. Mine are past liquid stage, so I don't have any more in the house, to check. I'd guess 6.25mg, off the top of my head (she's not quite big enough for a half-adult dose), but I'm not a peds nurse. Any pharmacies open at this time, for you to check?

    OK, that said, I found this online (

    Child over 25 lb, = 12.5mg of the liquid. I couldn't post the chart they had, sorry. Hope she feels better soon, sounds like you're doing everything that should be done.
  4. by   dianah
    Watch for infection in the next few days, too: red streak up the leg, fever, etc.
  5. by   movealong
    For children weighing 25lbs, 12.5 mg is the dose. The liquid comes in 12.5mg /5ml (1 tsp). Q6hours. Child must be 1 year of age.

    They must weigh 38lbs before you can increase to 1.5 tsp.
  6. by   leslie :-D
    monitor for further swelling and ms changes....monitor closely.
  7. by   jae82301
    My son is allergic to mosquito bites and they get really bad. I hate giving him oral medications because he wont take them, or they make him drowsy. He's 3, I like to buy the Benadryl lotion it works really well! Hope it helps
  8. by   BRANDY LPN
    Thanks guys! Her foot looks a little better, no sloughing or anything. It is still really swollen but not as red today.

    She does have bad reactions to mosquitos too, but this is definately not the same thing. this doesn't seeem to itch at all, but is very painful, she has been guarding it and if you even look at it too close she starts screaming NO TOUCH! NO TOUCH! She limped some yesterday but isnt today so I think it is gonna be okay. Still watching it close though.

    Thanks again!!