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post #81 of 90
I'm definitley not a phobic or overly protective of my kids, bit I personally don't use meds or give them to my kids unless absolutley necessary.

With all the different reactions that some people can have and others have none I am not ever willing to risk the side effects.

I know many people do all kinds of things in this world and in my line of work I have seen it all. When it comes to kids its best to be cautious. When things go wrong they go down hill very fast.
post #82 of 90
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Originally Posted by rhiandmoi
http://www.vet.purdue.edu/depts/addl/toxic/plant39.htm



I don't know how this tincture is made, how they concentrate the agent, and if they verify the concentration of the agent. It is possible that in the dilute quantities reccomended by the manufacturer this could be safe for children over a certain weight. I would not give it to anyone under 100 pounds personally.


I would definately not increase the reccomended dosage.

Star of Bethlehem also contains calcium oxalate which are sharp crystals that the kidneys have a hard time passing. Repeated consumption can lead to kidney stones.
Hate to be a stick in the mud, and with all due respect and seriousness....

Do you have any studies on HUMANS? That was a veterinary web site....talking about cattle eating multiple bulbs...I'm talking about a tincture, that has been severely diluted. Lets keep this relevant.

kelly
post #83 of 90
Actually, I would venture to guess that peanut related products induce anaphylaxis more frequently in children than Benadryl.
post #84 of 90
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Originally Posted by The Lucky One
Actually, I would venture to guess that peanut related products induce anaphylaxis more frequently in children than Benadryl.
Benadryl is the drug of choice for treating allergic and anaphlaxis. It is considered a highly safe drug and is in fact a life saver for those with severe/deadly food and environment allergies (such as myself)
post #85 of 90
Actually, epinephrine is the drug of choice for anaphylaxis, but you are right that it is very very rare to be 'allergic' to Benadryl.
post #86 of 90
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Originally Posted by The Lucky One
Actually, epinephrine is the drug of choice for anaphylaxis, but you are right that it is very very rare to be 'allergic' to Benadryl.
Epinephrine is a short term alpha beta agonist the efficacy of which peaks before five minutes. Without diphenhydramine, the symptoms of the anaphylactic reaction will return, as epinephrine does nothing to block the hyper-senstive histamine reaction
post #87 of 90
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Epinephrine is a short term alpha beta agonist the efficacy of which peaks before five minutes. Without diphenhydramine, the symptoms of the anaphylactic reaction will return, as epinephrine does nothing to block the hyper-senstive histamine reaction
True. I was just meaning that Epinephrine was the first line drug.
post #88 of 90
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Originally Posted by The Lucky One
Actually, epinephrine is the drug of choice for anaphylaxis, but you are right that it is very very rare to be 'allergic' to Benadryl.
Who said it wasn't rare to be allergic? it is.

BUT, it's not rare at all to have undesirable side effects.

Kelly
post #89 of 90
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Originally Posted by CookieMonsterMommy
Hate to be a stick in the mud, and with all due respect and seriousness....

Do you have any studies on HUMANS? That was a veterinary web site....talking about cattle eating multiple bulbs...I'm talking about a tincture, that has been severely diluted. Lets keep this relevant.

kelly
http://www.people.vcu.edu/~urdesai/car.htm

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...cle/002581.htm

http://www.emedicine.com/EMERG/topic439.htm

If you think this product is safe enough to give your children, no one is stopping you. I am just saying that I wouldn't.
post #90 of 90
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Who said it wasn't rare to be allergic?
Thought since you bolded the word anaphylaxis and all......
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