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A 31-year-old member asked:

I gave my 7 year old 10 ml of pepto but when i read the bottle it says not to give to children under 12. i induced vomiting right away. will he be ok? he had a mild case of diarrhea

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
No harm, no worry: You overreacted; he didn't need to vomit. Pepto Bismol isn't normally recommended for kids, but it isn't likely to be harmful. If any doubt, check with the child's pediatrician.
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Dr. Barrett Mclaughlin
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Jan 22, 2020
Last updated Jan 22, 2020

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