Portland, OR asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for New York

Q: If I am an esthetician and my client has an allergic reaction, can I offer them Benadryl from my first aid kit?

Estheticians are not medically trained professionals, and this would be a single packed unopened packet to be offered for a client with histamine reactions.

1 Lawyer Answer
Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Yes, you can offer them Benadryl. Offer it to them and let them make their own decision as to whether or not to take it. Just make sure they are aware of the side effects / risks of the mediation, perhaps by having the warning label / package insert available for them to read. You are not a physician and obviously should not make any affirmative representation as to whether the medication is safe and/or appropriate.

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