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How can I get my baby to take amoxicillin without fussing?

How can I get my baby to take amoxicillin without fussing?

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 more

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

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


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Can i give ibuprofen to my child for fractured wrist?

Can i give ibuprofen to my child for fractured wrist?

Yes: Based on age Ibuprofen is safe when dosed properly. Look at the label info on the bottle. Usually children like the liquid form better. ...Read more

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How many suppositories can I give my baby for fever while teething?

How many suppositories can I give my baby for fever while teething?

Medication Direction: Every medication comes with directions, please consult these directions to determine the proper use for your suppositories. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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My 5 month old baby is constipated. What can I give him to relive the problem?

My 5 month old baby is constipated. What can I give him to relive the problem?

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 more

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What can i do to make my baby 6 months old take the iron?

What can i do to make my baby 6 months old take the iron?

Dilute it: Put small portions of the dose in foods and offer it over a longer period of time. Put 1/4 of dose in fruit for better absorption and the dilution with decrease any obnoxious taste. Don't forget to wipe any teeth for stain prevention (if the incisors are in yet). ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to take a bottle?

How can I get my baby to take a bottle?

Mild hunger helps: Keep him a little hungry. Chose a nipple with proper flow for your baby's age. Add few drops of milk on your baby's lip and allow him/her to taste the milk a little before you offer the bottle. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to take the bottle?

How can I get my baby to take the bottle?

Divide and Conquer: Get someone else to feed her and do not be in the same room. If she sees or smells you, she will refuse it. But another person won't give her those cues, and she is more likely to take it. ...Read more

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What can I give to my 5 weeks old infant for colics?

What can I give to my 5 weeks old infant for colics?

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

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Can i give ganthodiya powder to my baby?

Can i give ganthodiya powder to my baby?

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

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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...?

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...?

Cough: Generally as per aap guidelines, cough suppressants are not recommended for such young children. Give her 1 teaspoon of honey at night, have a humidifier in her room and let her sleep with head propped up. This should help. ...Read more

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My 3 month baby has a cold what can I give him to feel better?

My 3 month baby has a cold what can I give him to feel better?

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

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Should I give my baby formula so he can get used to the taste?

Should I give my baby formula so he can get used to the taste?

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 more

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My baby teething what can I do for him to reduce pain and keep him calm?

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My baby teething what can I do for him  to  reduce pain and keep him calm?

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 more

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What should I give to my 7 weeks daughter for bad throat? Can i give her tylenol (acetaminophen) or something else?

What should I give to my 7 weeks daughter for bad throat? Can i give her tylenol (acetaminophen) or something else?

Sore throat: You could give her tylenol (acetaminophen) or you could use ibuprofen. Just remember, if it doesn't start getting better, she may need to be evaluated and given something else to help. ...Read more

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Can I have my 15 month baby Benadryl and singular? If so how much Benadryl can I give her she weighs 24 pounds?

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

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How can I get my baby to take medication?

How can I get my baby to take medication?

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 more

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What can I give my baby for pains?

What can I give my baby for pains?

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