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Is it safe to give a 1 month old miralax

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It is safe: It is safe to take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) for a 10 month old, especially if constipation is a big problem. It can take between 1-4 days to real ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: I would encourage you to do it under your docs supervision.However, I have used it for infants this young.
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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended : Neonates with constipation should not be given medications orally. If true constipation is present (hard balls of infrequent stools), an infant glycer ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: Safety is not established in children under 18 months.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Dimetapp: No. Otc cold medications have been shown to be useless in treating colds in children less than 6 years old. In addition, side effects can make their c ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It's safe to use Simethicone on a daily basis. It is not absorbed systemically, just stays in the GI tract and breaks up gas bubbles. Look also int ... Read More
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Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
No: There is no nutrition there. A week old baby should be given nothing but breast milk or formula. If you think your baby is sick, see your pediatricia ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes: Many children become constipated but it is by no means normal - many parents use an occasional glycerin suppository without issue but you really shoul ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
If used as directed: I use a nebulizer occasionally in kids this age to deliver either medications or additional moisture to help thin secretions.It is safe and effective ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This was once a prescription product but the pediatric GI 's began using it in kids a decade or so ago & with its safe record it has become a mainstay ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: Foods in moderation. Fruits and veggies especially good, so if your child likes them, one a day is very ok! you can also make fun eating things out of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Zyrtec (cetirizine): Zyrtec (cetirizine) is approved for patient use to age 2. Because the drug is now over-the-counter, the fda considers it a pretty safe drug with a go ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Check with doc: Cetirizine is good as an allergy medicine for control over a period of time. It's not meant as an acute treatment. If your child suddenly has cough, y ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Only if doctor says!: If your child's doctor prescribes albuterol for him/her to treat wheezing, then give it. Never use someone else's prescription for your baby. Albutero ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Lots of things..: First, make sure the little guy is getting plenty of water - he should be drinking 30-40 ounces daily if stools are that hard. 8 ounces of it can be j ... Read More
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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Small amount. 1-2 teaspoon. See as tolerates. No sugar.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: OI use it to help them poo more often. I don't recommend juices in general because of their high sugar content but I use them to aid stooling.
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Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Litchi juice: It's ok. But like any other juice, do in moderation as too much sugar not good for baby.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Unsure ingredients: Doctors usually don't give babies any medications, even over-the-counter items, unless there's good benefit. A mom can bring the item to the doctor to ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Constipation??: Almost always due to her diet. Common causes of constipation are: rice, oatmeal, barley; barley; bananas, apples; milk. First eliminate those foods fo ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not early for water: Bottled water, but early for prune juice, if he is breastfed he is likely to be constipated, try to measure his temperature re tally, that at times st ... Read More
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