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Can I Give Motrin To My Baby
Give it in a nipple: Babies 2-12 months old are sometimes prescribed oral antibiotics (examples: amoxil, (amoxicillin) keflex, zithromax). One can "feed" the antibiotic to a baby by putting a nipple in the baby's mouth and dropping the medicine into the nipple. Another way is to mix the antibiotic with a few teaspoons of breastmilk or formula, and then give it in a nipple the same way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
I gave my toddler tylenol (acetaminophen) for a cold at around 5pm. Do i really need to wait till 9pm to give it to him again or can I give it to him sooner?
Wait: The dosing interval of tylenol (acetaminophen) is based on the speed with which it is broken down in the body, in this case in the liver. Early or excessive dosing begins to overload the livers ability to break down the medicine without injury.Most kids need no medications during a cold, it will pass naturally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water: Most constipation is due to dehydration. Give him or her a little extra water or dilute his milk or formula with water. You can also try mineral oil, which is a clear oil, that you can mix with food or drink and this will naturally soften stool. If baby is throwing up, fevers, or not eating and excessively fussy, you need to contact your pediatrician. Try vaselline on rectum too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colic: Medications can be given but the question is will they work? Simethacone or Ovol drops can be tried. Gripe water has no proven benefit. General measures of comfort are the 1st line of treatment. All the best. This disappears with gut maturity in 3-4 months. ...Read more
Ganthodiya powder: Please don't, especially if your baby is truly an infant. Babies thrive best on breast milk and then introducing one bland food at a time to avoid stomach upset and missed food allergies. Please ask your pediatrician next well child visit what foods are appropriate and safe and nutritious for age. Spices are excellent for adults, however. ...Read more
I took my 2year old to the pediatrician and she recommended Robitussin (guaifenesin) but i for got to ask her how much to give him, want to give him some relief...?
Supportive care: Babies @ this age have few if any treatments that improve on the condition. Avoiding irritants like smoke or smells that increase nasal stuffiness helps. Clearing their nose with saline wash is very helpful when they begin sounding stuffy. Pay attention to fluid intake to be sure baby wets a diaper at least every 6 hours.Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for fussy periods. ...Read more
Not necessary: Formula is just a manmade liquid diet for infants and meant to be a complete food. It doesn't taste particularly good, but it is complete nutrition for an infant. For a small infant, it will be the only food s/he is taking. For an older infant, closer to 12 months and eating food, formula may not be necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Teething: If your child is in pain with his/her teething, then giving paracetamol or ibuprofen may help. Gently rubbing over the affected gum with your clean finger may ease the pain. Many children find that biting on a clean and cool object is soothing (for example, a chilled teething ring or a clean, cold, wet flannel). Chewing on chilled fruit or vegetables may help. ...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?
Can I have my 15 month baby Benadryl and singular? If so how much Benadryl can I give her she weighs 24 pounds?
You should: NOT give your 15 month old ANYTHING without the input of a PEDIATRIC medical provider or Family Physician! My opinion only Dr Z ...Read more
Taste: Is incredibly important. The easiest way is to just syringe it in the side of the mouth. Or try hiding it in a small amount of juice like apple or grape. You may have to divide it up and give several small doses. Pharmacies can add some flavors to make the taste better. These are usually pretty sugary as well. Other options are available if baby is older... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain??: How old is the baby and what type of pain? Your baby's doctor would be the best resource for you because your child may need a medical evaluation. Pediatricians won't treat pain without addressing a cause. The cause of pain is important to know. Colic? Ear infection? Something more serious? ...Read more
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