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Can I Give Tylenol 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
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.
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
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...?
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
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
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
What should I give to my 7 weeks daughter for bad throat? Can i give her tylenol (acetaminophen) or something else?
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
Yes & no: The gatoraid by itself is not designed for babies & is generally too sugary & concentrated for them.I sometimes recommend its use in kids over 6m mixed half & half with water until parents can get another product. Products like pedialyte are lytren are more suited for infants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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