A 32-year-old female asked about a male:
Can i give my son motrin and pepto bismal? or should i give him motrin and have him drink pedialyte. he has a fever and he's been throwing up
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Pediatrics 47 years experience
Avoid pepto: Motrin is fine as needed.In general we do not recommend the products that contain salycalates (pepto) under the age of 16 due to a link with Reye syndrome in flu like illnesses.
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Pediatrics 26 years experience
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Last updated Sep 27, 2017
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