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Can I Give My Baby Tylenol Orajel
See below.: How old is your newborn? If she is 2 months old or older, then, yes, you can. You may need to call her doctor for the correct dosage for her weight, as it may not say on the package. ...Read more
Orajel is a trade name for a topical preparation of benzocaine...A local anesthetic. It is used topically to numb the area to which it is applied. Typically, it is applied to oral tissues to reduce pain from canker sores, sore gums or other sensitive areas of the mouth. It is ...Read more
No: They are the same medication and you should choose one or the other, otherwise you are giving your child double the recommended dose of Acetaminophen (the active ingredient in tylenol). You are likely thinking of alternating Ibuprofen (motrin or advil) and acetaminophen, which is also a controversial topic. Please consult your pediatrician before doing so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
Yes, But!: But not the same dose. Must be age and weight adjusted to be safe. Note, the liquid tylenol (acetaminophen) for children recommends you ask your doctor if child is less than 2 years old, and so you should ask your doctor to help you adjust the correct dose for your child. I agree with dr. Lindor and katz that it is better not to adjust it on your own, and not to give an adult medicine to an infant. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No: Although as parents we want to do everything we can to help our children, cold medicines have not been shown to be beneficial, and are potentially harmful to young children. In fact, over the last several years the government has begun removing these products from the market. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It is commonly used at this age. ...Read more
My baby got 6mth shots has 101.9 fever how often can I rotate infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin. Gave Tylenol (acetaminophen) at 9:00 when is safe to give Motrin?
Usually...: The first use of Acetaminophen is usually to treat or decrease fever, crying or swelling after a vaccine shot, which usually happens after 6 weeks of age. Fevers unrelated to vaccination are of greater concern in very young infants, since any infection can be serious in a child with an inexperienced immune system. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can I give my 18 month old children's dimetapp dm elixir cold&cough?? And how much if so?? Also am I able to give with Tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or Motrin?? Thanks
Better not: Not recommended for this age group, if child is coughing a lot uncontrollably, you need to see your child's doctor, wish you both wellness ...Read more
Yes: Emetrol is an over the counter preparation offered to relieve nausea and vomiting. This flavored material uses some complex carbohydrates to settle the stomach & may break the cycle of recurrent retching. Years ago we used cola over chipped ice sipped slowly for the same purpose & had variable success.Sometimes just sucking on ice chips will break the retching cycle. ...Read more
No: Although rare, babies with certain viral illnesses who are given Aspirin for fever can develop something called reye syndrome. The symptoms include vomiting, confusion, seziures and can progress to coma and liver failure. So unless your pediatrician specifically told you to give your child aspirin, it's best to stick with Acetaminophen (tylenol) or, at 9 months or older, Ibuprofen (motrin, advil). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What should I give to my 7 weeks daughter for bad throat? Can i give her tylenol (acetaminophen) or something else?
How much children's tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil can I give my 16 month old..He weighs 23lbs?
Let them chew: Chewing on something cold and firm is helpful. One idea is to give them a damp washcloth that as been frozen in the freezer to chew on. Commercial teeth rings that can be frozen are available as well. Teething is a normal process. I would avoid medication like painkillers unless absolutely necessary. Most babies really don't need them. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
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