Benadryl can fix it!


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!

Nita Michelle

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