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carmicide drops infants is safe

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not recommended: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using decongestants and cough medications for infants. Saline rinses and suction are however hel ... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olga Nilova
Specializes in Pediatrics
Wide range: It is safe. There are plenty different ones - mylicon, gripe water etc. There is no one thing that is " the best". Different medicines work for differ ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
They don't work. : Babies swallow air when crying & bottle-feeding. Till ~ 6 weeks, their intestinal smooth muscle does not coordinate propulsion of liquid & ai ... Read More
A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience Pediatrics
Yes. : Gripe water can be given to a 2 1/2 week old baby. Make sure it has no alcohol in it. There are other medications also that may be used - discuss with ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Topicals for babies: Topical anesthetics are generally unnecessary and may be dangerous for children under the age of two! see: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/teething-pai ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edith Allen
22 years experience Pediatrics
No: Ingesting (putting it on the mouth) menthol can be poisonous and even fatal in some cases. There have been even reports of infants developing respir ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
No harm. Don't use: Carmicide is made from cardamom, a part if natural cinnamon. Not because of the drug, but beachside this is a three month-old child, you really should ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, use it properly: the drug is safe for a six month old, the range of daily dose for infants is 0-30 drops per day, check the package insert and follow directions. Read ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Ciprodex otic safe: According to Lactmed, "maternal use of an ear drop or eye drop that contains ciprofloxacin presents negligible risk for the nursing infant." The dex i ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, and yes: it is a prescription medicine, so don't use it unless prescribed, best wishes
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
For What?: Used for what purpose? And where?
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
Yes: As long as it's a new bottle; i.e., sterile. Also, do not use the drops exactly at the same time. Wait 5 minutes in between drops so you don't wash on ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The chemistries are different. The gas drops are supposed to break down the bubbles to pass in an easier fashion. Gripe contains a number of products ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Simethicone: This is an anti colic medication. It may or may not help. Colic usually begins at 3 weeks of age and lasts for about three months.I find that swaddlin ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Waste of money: Zincovit is multiple vitamin which also contains zine. It is a bit much for a two month old baby.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: I consider it too drying and never recommend it.
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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Gargle - yes: Swallow, not recommended, but trace amounts absorbed from residual in mouth will not be harmful.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Benson
40 years experience Psychiatry
Belladonna+ arnica: Belladonna "b"and arnica each has topical pain relieving effects on the skin, for conditions deeper down like muscle spasm, pain or other tissue pains ... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Sure is!: Not only is it ok to use, but is an excellent treatment in order to avoid oral "cold medications" that get into your bloodstream and have the potentia ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye drop use: This is a commonly used eye drop when used for susceptible bacterial pink eye only if and only if a person has no allergy to it or the preservative us ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: Calahist has a strong anti-itch medication which can be absorbed erratically in young children. I would not recommend it. It for use in children over ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Celamine: The safety of celamine in babies has not been established.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Gripe water: gripe water is safe but not very effective in treating colic. You may want to try probiotics to help with your baby's colic

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