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Old 12-20-2012, 12:20 PM
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Hi, would you give Benadryl for nettle stings? Honey is licking her paw like crazy and running around like a loon trying to get away from 'it'. Shes not in pain when i touch it and shes let me wash it out with bicarb and water, there is nothing stuck in it, so i can only assume its from a nettle sting (we were out on a walk when she started lifting her leg in the air). Thanks.
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You can. It's not going to hurt her. You give 1 mg per lb.
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When I got into nettles, I used a cortisone lotion. Worked like a charm. My 'stings' were very red though--I KNEW right away what had happened. Are the stings red? Watch her and see if the antihistamine works. I'd also use a topical lotion with cortisone in it.
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