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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

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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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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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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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Can I give my child emetrol?

Can I give my child emetrol?

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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Can I give my baby gatorade to treat dehydration?

Can I give my baby gatorade to treat dehydration?

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 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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Can I give my baby over-the-counter cold medication?

Can I give my baby over-the-counter cold medication?

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 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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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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