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can a five year old take tums

A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: She can take TUMS (calcium carbonate) but it will not help nausea, just heartburn.

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Should be fine: I have occasionally put a kid that age on that dose to benefit from the calcium in the tablet. It will not hurt a 4yo.
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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The components of this product are safe for kids.
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Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes, but.....: Tums are calcium carbonate. One or two should be OK--like drinking a glass of milk. However, if your son is complaining of a sore throat, he may hav ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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GI consultation: I would suggest a comprehensive physical exam and therapy, including upper endoscopy.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely toxic: A good number to keep at hand is the national poison control number : 1-800-222-1222 the above ingestion is unlikely to bother a 7yo, but you can get ... Read More
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Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation will: require significant treatment to improve, especially if it has been ongoing for a while. Sometimes with chronic constipation, one can have incomplete ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Accident ingested : Call poison control anytime your child eats or drinks something that you think may be harmful
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: This is a safe preparation in general.Avoid adult pepto (it has salicylates in it)
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Not needed: Until age 14 for extra calcium.

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