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can i give my 6 year old pepto

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Dr. Shady Macaron
19 years experience General Surgery
Check with PD: The primary symptoms aided by pepto-bismol are nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea, and other temporary discomforts of the stomach ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Pepto-bismol has the active ingredient bismuth subsalicylate, which has been found to be safe and effective for treating “nonspecific diarrhea” in adu ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Nausea: it is not q good idea to do any medication for nausea. Try to do pedialyte, small amounts over a short period of time, avoid juices, and dairy product ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No harm, no worry: You overreacted; he didn't need to vomit. Pepto Bismol isn't normally recommended for kids, but it isn't likely to be harmful. If any doubt, check wit ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Hopefully : Hopefully your child's illness has passed. If not you should take him in to see the pediatrician. For the future you should not give tour child regula ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends : Children's pepto is safe and not associated with reye's syndrome . The original pepto is.
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: You should not use the adult pepto. It contains salycelates which are linked to Reye Syndrome in kids, a devastating cause of liver failure and death ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I avoid it: The adult pepto contains salicylates that should be avoided by children under 16. There are modified kid preparations but i still avoid them.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Time to call...: Next step after an overdose of medication is for a parent to call Poison Control for recommendations. If Poison Control finds a potentially dangerous ... Read More
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Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: Pepto is not foe cold , thou.

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