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How often can I give baby suppository

A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
???reason/med??: In the US the use of most suppository medications, specifically phenergan (promethazine) has declined in popularity.Newer meds are more convenient and... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
A : A glycerine suppository only takes a few minutes to melt, but it may take a few more hours for the child to pass a stool. Constipation is the passa... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Anti pyretic: Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be given every 4 hrs. Advil (Ibuprofen) can be given every 6 hrs.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 37 years experience
NO, see a doctor : Any higher fever in a child this young should at least be examined before treating, and Adol contains hydrocodone, a narcotic that should not be given... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Half: If it is thee glycerin suppository, give half(rounded end in first). Are you giving baby any water? Is belly bloated and hard? If no immediate reli... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
6 hours apart: would be the ponstan frequency, but check if you are giving the correct dosage, and so for the panadol (10 mg/kg /dose for either) if no improvement o... Read More
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
No suppositories: Preferably not. How much formula is she taking?At two weeks of age she should be taking approximately 2 -3 ounces 6 times daily.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meenakshi Bhuvaneswar
58 years experience
Dietary management: It might be a normal bowel schedule for your baby if he passes soft stool, except when there is a problem with hard stool , cramping and swollen... Read More
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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Diet change: You did not give the age of the baby. It is a very common problem and you often need o give suppositories and laxative (usually miralax, (polyethylene... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Why?: Suppositories should never be a routine method of treating constipation. Dietary fiber, or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) can be used safely for long ... Read More
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