U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A member asked:

how do i use an oral syringe to administer treatment?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Watch the dosing : The most important thing when dosing infant's medication is to be attentive to the correct dosing. It is best to measure to the closest ml. If the dose is in "tsp", be aware that 1/2 tsp is 2.5ml, 1 tsp is 5ml, etc. After measuring the correct dose, insert the tip of the syringe into the side of your baby's mouth and instill just a little bit at a time. This reduces the chance of it being spat out.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: I assume you mean administering a liquid medication to a child or infant. You fill the syringe with the amount of medication then you squirt the liquid into the side of the mouth of the child a little at a time and let the child swallow it the squirt in a little more till the child takes it all. You can ask the pharmacist if you still have questions.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with

Similar questions

A member asked:

How do I work an oral syringe?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Pull in, push out: With the plunger pushed in, insert it into the medicine. Slowly pull the plunger out to suck liquid into the syringe. Once you have the amount needed, put the syringe in the child's mouth and gently push the plunger in to push the medicine into their mouth. If your child tries to tongue-block or spit it out, insert the syringe quickly past the tongue along the inside of the cheek before injecting.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What to do after being poked by a used syringe at work?

1 doctor answer8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Work related: You should file a work related injury claim and document the injury. Then see a physician for baseline and follow up testing for hepatitis b/c and HIV testing.
Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
tetanus is usually important. See your occupational health team as well as your primary care doctor for immediate care.
Jun 13, 2012
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: syringe?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Pumping Device: A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a needle for medical or dental use.
United Arab Emirates
A 24-year-old female asked:

Dr.Can I use 5ml syringe for home insemination?Or 10 ml is must?I heard that all are using 10ml.Do 10ml have more chances than 5ml?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
More to it: You will get fertilized ( pregnant ) by a single live sperm during ovulation by your home insemination with 5 cc or 10 cc syringe , but there is more to it. You to over come legal implication , future litigation problems, screening of the donor , chances of getting std s including , hepatitis, HIV etc , think about it before you undertake your home project and compelling reason to seek help.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how is the proper way to dispose of a used syringe?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Sharps box: If you are a doctor you need a service to tae them in a sharps red box. If you are not but someone with diabetes or other condition requiring injections you can bring them to any ER the hospitals take community syringes. If they don speak to someone in the sharps collecting service at the hospital

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
Last updated Jun 10, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.