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Can I Give My 6 Year Old Pepto
A father's love: Firstly, i need to tell you that i smiled as i read your question. Nice daddy. Here's a link with more than would fit here. It will help you decide if you need to see a pro or not. I hope it is just too much holiday food - but even if it is more than that, you two should do okay. http://www.livestrong.com/article/500991-how-to-calm-a-kids-upset-stomach/ best! ...Read more
Constipation: It really depends on the details. How long as it been since the last bowel movement? When a bowel movement is produced, what is the stool like (hard vs mushy)? What are you feeding the baby (formula vs breast milk)? How is the baby behaving? So much of the time what young parents think of as constipation is really normal for an infant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You : You should not give your child a prescription medication that is not theirs without consulting your child's doctor for a few reasons: - your 18 month old may not have an illness that can be adequately treated by amoxicillin - your 6 year old should take the entire Amoxicillin prescription for their infection unless the doctor told you to stop it. - Amoxicillin liquid expires after 10 days. - medication doses are weight based and it is not safe to give an 18 month old a 6 year old's dose. - if your 18 month old is sick, giving a few doses of antibiotic may not make them better, but can make any testing for illness such as strep testing unreliable. So if you think your 18 month old is sick and in need of an antibiotic, give his/her doctor a call. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clear fluids & BRAT: Start with clear fluids such as pedialyte and allow him to have plain foods - bananas, rice or rice cereal, applesauce, toast, as well as crackers, plain noodles or potatoes, plain baked chicken. Avoid milk and milk products for a couple of days. Avoid heavy spicy foods also. The diarrhea will usually taper off in a few days, but may continue for a week or so, just less often, less watery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Popsicles?: Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen will also help with the pain but I have heard from many 6 yo that they prefer the popsicles. If your child is sick he should see his pediatrician for a throat swab to look for strep or maybe mono, or a flu test. He may need penicillin to protect his heart from rheumatic heart disease.Try a cold popsicle tonight and call your pediatrician first thing in the morning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Your 15 year old and your 6 year old have different physiologies and medication dosage requirements. PLEASE discuss use and dosage with your Dentist. ...Read more
I wouldn't: The recommended dose is 10 mg/kg and the average 7 yo (@20kg) would take no more than 200 mg at one time. ...Read more
Cold and pressure: In the same way ice works on a sprained ankle to numb pain and reduce swelling, cold compresses and other items soothe sore gums. Try a refrigerated pacifier or teether, or, put a wet washcloth in a clean plastic bag and chill it in the refrigerator. If nothing is working and your baby needs relief, consult your doctor and they might recommend trying an over-the-counter painkiller, like Tylenol. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen): There are multiple things you can do including giving him some tylenol (acetaminophen). Most important is to keep up with the fluids to prevent dehydration. The diarrhea process has to run its course. We tend not to give anything that interfere with diarrhea unless it is severe and associated with other symptoms like vomiting. Avoid milk products until 2-3 days after diarrhea resolve and use brat diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ginger ale: It's an age old remedy, but flat ginger ale works nicely. Ginger is in baby gas medicine, and works well for mild upset stomach. If it's gas, a good gas medicine like maalox can also help. If it's more of a stomach virus, a probiotic helps. Warm compresses or a warm bath also can be soothing. ...Read more
My six year old has a tummy ache for two days now. Can i give him pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?
Check with PD: The primary symptoms aided by pepto-bismol are nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea, and other temporary discomforts of the stomach and gil tract. If your child doesn't have worrisome symptoms like fever, chills, nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite then you can try pepto- bismol. Yet i would recommend checking with your pediatrician first since symptoms persisted for 2 d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Pepto-bismol has the active ingredient bismuth subsalicylate, which has been found to be safe and effective for treating “nonspecific diarrhea” in adults. However, Bismuth Subsalicylate is chemically related to Aspirin (acetylsalicylate), which can be dangerous for children. When given during a viral illness, it can cause reye’s syndrome, a rare condition that can involve serious brain damage. ...Read more
Can you give a 7 year old original pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for diarrhea? My 53lbs 7 year old has diarrhea and going through underwear fast can I give him adult pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) ? And if i can how much can he take?
My 6 yo daughter has acute gastroenteritis (foul smelling watery stool). No fever. No other c/o. Family w similar. Studies show pepto may help but there are concerns about reyes. What say u all?
Would it be ok to give my 4 year old pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?
if not what would you recommend I give him for an upset stomach/stomach pain?
Time to call...: Next step after an overdose of medication is for a parent to call Poison Control for recommendations. If Poison Control finds a potentially dangerous ingredient in the product, the child may end up getting evaluated at the ER. If going to the ER, be sure to bring the medication bottle to show the doctor (especially since Pepto changed ingredients over the years). If a child has symptoms, call 911. ...Read more
My husband gave my 5 year old daughter half of pepto tablet . She is just getting over cold should I be worried?
Not really: Pepto is not foe cold , thou. ...Read more
I gave my 4 year old 2ml of Pepto Bismal not knowing it was dangerous. What can I do? I've completely terrified myself!
Relax: We try to avoid using any product with salycelates (aspirin like) meds in kids under 16 due to an association with Reye syndrome. That process affected a fraction ( not all) of those exposed who also had influenza A/B or chickenpox. Since we began to avoid salycelates, Reye syndrome has almost disappeared.I would consider your risk exceedingly low. ...Read more
I gave my 4 year old pepto for diahrea, the bottle said it's ok for his age but I read it causes rye syndrome? He's had two doses should I be worried?
My 7 year old is puking about every 10 min and can't keep the pepto down he is excructeating pain does he need the er?
Ingestion of <150 mg: per kilogram of body weight usually produces no toxicity or mild toxicity. If you are absolutely certain that she ate no more than 2 adult chewable tablets of Pepto-Bismol, she will probably be okay. If not certain, take her to a hospital-based pediatric ER where a plasma salicylate concentration can be determined. Keep all prescription, OTC, herbal & other drugs out of the reach of children. ...Read more
Can a four year old take children's pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and if so how much? She weighs 54lbs. Thanks.
Depends: Regular pepto contains Bismuth Subsalicylate which is an Aspirin product linked to liver failure and brain damage in kids, a syndrome called reye syndrome. This is rare but regular pepto is not recommended for this reason. The company makes a chewable tablet with no salicylate (children's pepto)which can be used at a dose of 1 tablet for a kid of 4. ...Read more
My 45lb 3 year old just ate 3 chewable pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) tablets. Should i be worried? Its been about half an hour an he isnt showing any kind of reaction.
RX UNLIKELY: Peptobismal generally well tolerated. 3 tabs still a low dose. It may cause ringing in the ears and dark BM. SEEK evaluation of any other issues develop ...Read more
Old pepto: Throw it away please, too old. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm a 19 year old female and i only have children's chewable pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). Is it safe to take?
Yes: It is safe to take.Get a more detailed answer ›
I gave my 15 year old son 30mls of pepto bismol about an hour and half ago. He has a prescription for promethazine. Is it safe to let him take it?
Yes, but...: The Promethazine is fine, but I'm not a fan of Pepto-Bismol in kids. It contains an ingredient the body metabolizes to essentially aspirin, which is a big NO NO in kids during influenza season . I've actually seen a 5 year old die of aspirin overdose from taking Pepto...just not a fan of it in kids... ...Read more
5 year old daughter has had intense pain in lower left side for over an hour. No other symptoms. Have taken pepto and drinking water. Constipation?
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