Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pharmaceutical Fun

I learned a thing or two about my son this week.  Apparently Master Munchkin is one of those kids who gets an awful itchy rash when taking the antibiotic, Amoxicillan.  The kind that keeps him up at night, scratching madly.  So, like any good mother, I treated his allergic reaction with Benedryl.  Ha!  I bet you didn't know that Benedryl  makes some children hyper instead of sleepy!  I had no idea until this week.  The Master was chirping around, all perky and taking non-stop, generally getting on my nerves. Finally I took him by the shoulders and looked him in the eyes.

Why aren't you getting sleepy?!! 

He stared back, his eyes widening.  "I'm immune!"  And then he laughed his evil scientist laugh.

4 comments:

Ann said...

Oh wow! That is what happens to Katie! We gave it to her for hives when she was 18 months and she writhed around on the ground for 2 hours. It was freaky!

Alisa said...

Oh no! Justin has that same reaction. He has since grown used to having Benadryl in his system, but yikes!

Dawn, said...

Yep. We call it the Benadryl Buzzzz. It is legendary. So odd how different drugs flip different switches in different people...

Nichole@40daysof said...

I've been on a plane when parents found that out about Benadryl. I don't recommend it. ;)