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Can I Give My 7 Year Old Pepto Bismol
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
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?
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
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
Yes: Both can be given at the same time or separately as needed. ...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
See below: You should read dr greene's book "feeding your baby green". It dispels a lot of the myths regarding feeding your baby, such as causing food allergies, not true. Also, there is evidence that delaying introduction of solids may lead to overweight children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My four year old for stomach flu, vomiting and diarrhea, it's going around. Can i give him promethazine or loperamide?
Maybe: Those meds could be used in a child that age but not without speaking to a medical provider first to confirm the necessity and the correct dose. In many cases of stomach flu all that is needed is to maintain fluid balance using the proper replacement fluids. Often all that is needed is water but larger volumes of loss may require electrolyte replacement. Know and look for signs of dehydration. ...Read more
Depends: These medications are used down into infancy. The choice to use will be based on her weight. I would start with Zantac (ranitidine) first if she is able to swallow pills. I usually start with 75 mg at night. If she is very petite you may consider visiting with your MD for a prescription of the liquid version for a more accurate dose. You may also try TUMS or Mylanta for some temporary relief as well. ...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
Nasal saline drops: Babies ages 2-12 months can easily catch colds from other people. If there is just a runny nose, without much fussiness, without any high fever, without other worrisome symptoms, then parents can leave the nose alone. If the mucous is blocking the nose somewhat, try a few drops of saline, followed by gentle suctioning with a suction bulb. A doctor should examine younger or more symptomatic babies. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
My 9 yr old gave my 4 yr old 3 melatonin tablets (5 mg tablets). Will this hurt her? Should she be brought to the er?
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