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is t minic drops safe for infants

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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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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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
The American Academy: Of pediatrics recommends that over-the-counter cough & cold medicines not be given to infants and small children because they have not been proven eff ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is a common antibiotic used for eye infection in both adults and children. It is safe for the eyes. Pediatricians use o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Studies show that: there is no beneficial effect, but no increased side effects, of giving salbutamol to infants with bronchiolitis. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubm ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Irritation: Tea tree oil is likely safe for most people when put on the skin, but it can cause skin irritation and swelling. In people with acne, it can sometimes ... Read More
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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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: Salbutamol is a bronchodilator that is used to relieve spasm in the muscle of the airways. I do not like the syrup because i always find it is better ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Steichen
51 years experience Neonatology
We do not know: Babies should not be given sleep medication if your baby has a true sleep disorder you need to consult a pediatrician to rule medical conditions tha ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: In general, it is safe to buy used toys. Disinfect them before use, and check them against recall lists to make sure they have not been recalled.
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A male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Depends: U should speak to the person who is in charge of infectious disease monitoring at your hospital. In general, we don't think it is wise to use antibiot ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Not safe: not available in USA.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
As safe as for nl: The safety of the med doesn't change for the condition. The ease at which it is given may be an issue.
A male asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
No: colimex or dicyclomine is a drug blocks the signals of the muscles not only of the gut but other muscles too.it can cause baby to sleep more this pre ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Type ?: FDA approved 'gripe water' contains NO alcohol, the brand name that is approved is called 'Colic Calm' and is safe
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jean Wagner
22 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: My understanding is this is a soap used for skin whitening. I would wonder why you would need or want to lighten your babies skin. In general, any her ... Read More
A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
40 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessary : Mild upper respiratory infections are self limited illnesses. Decongestants such as phenylephrine only treat the symptoms, not the illness itself and ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: All medications have expiration dates beyond which there is no guarantee that the medication will be effective.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shivinder Deol
45 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Maybe: Even though the label shows expired it is possible that the medicine may still be good espicially if you kept it closed tight in cool environment. If ... Read More
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