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preferably no antibiotics ?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Congestion: Sounds like upper respiratory congestion likely from some type of allergic rhinitis. I would recommend a trying the following: antihistamine and or flonase (nasal steroid). You can try afrin or neosynephrine for starters, but only for 3 days. Frequent use of nasal saline would help.

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What should I do if my baby takes antibiotics and throws up immediately?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Try again: If she vomits immediately following dosing you may try to give the dose again. If any time has passed, 15-30 minutes or more since administration of the medication, i generally do not recommend giving the dose again. If she vomits after the second attempt, contact your pediatrician.
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Why hasn't the doctor given my baby antibiotics for her cold?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
It's useless...: ...For a cold. Some colds develop into more serious infections such as ear infections, but it is a bad idea to start antibiotics before you actually need them.
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How do doctors determine antibiotic dosages for babies?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Per kilo body weight: Most antibiotics have dosages by milligrams per kilo body weight per day; amoxicillin, for example, is 40-100 mg/kg/day, so an 11-pound (5-kilo) baby would get up to 500 mg per day, usually in 2 doses, so that's 250 mg twice a day, maximum.
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What medications are used for rosacea besides antibiotics?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Creams: Topical medications such as metrogel, clenia, avar, finacea. In addition oradea although derived form an antibiotic. Is technically not an antibiotic but a subantimocrobial dose. It was first used in periodontal ideas and acts as an anti-inflammatory to suppress pustules in rosacea.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can one experience withdrawal from an anti-biotic?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Antibiotic: No - withdrawal is usually seen with opioid or illicit substance use.

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