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Can our 4 and 5 year olds take bilharzia pills?

Can our 4 and 5 year olds take bilharzia pills?

Yes: The use of praziqantel (biltricide) at a dose of 20mg/kg in two or three doses for one day of treatment is recomended by tht CDC and who to treat shistosomiasis. Safety data under 4yo is not available but safety 4 & above is comforting. It is a bitter med so taking it without chewing is recomended. See www.Cdc.Gov/paracites/shistosomiasis. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Schistosomiasis (Definition)

A condition caused by parasites that live in fresh water in many areas of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. They can infect you simply by entering through intact (healthy) skin, travel through your body, and ...Read more


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Can a 4 1/2 year old take amoxicillin in pill form 250 mg ?

Can a 4 1/2 year old take amoxicillin in pill form 250 mg ?

Depends on kid: I have had kids as young as 2 take pills.I doubt if this would be the proper dose for any 4 yo for most conditions.If you are using left over meds from some other kid/condition you may be doing more harm than good. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give 5 and 6 year old children adult size vitamin C pill everyday?

Is it ok to give 5 and 6 year old children adult size vitamin C pill everyday?

Age and vit c: In this age group it is better to use the natural fruits and vegetable resources of vit c and use a liquid formulation of vit c but that also not daily, maybe 2-3 x per week. ...Read more

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I'm looking for some vitamins to take. I'm 20 years old. I see a particular one called vitafusion women daily multivitamin gummies. Can I take them?

I'm looking for some vitamins to take. I'm 20 years old. I see a particular one called vitafusion women daily multivitamin gummies. Can I take them?

Why? EatRealFoodBest: Selling both processed foods & vitamins are Big Business; have little to do with health, indeed lots of evidence they drive disease: Obesity, Diabetes, CVDs, Cancer. Real food has lots of vitamins, thus best source. Study: Big Fat Lies, MGovern's Report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, The Men Who Made Us Fat, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NuSI.org, FatChance.html, Robert Lustig, DietDoctor.com. ...Read more

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I took 4 tablets of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and I'm 16 years old can that harm me? And what will happen if I take 5 ?

I took 4 tablets of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and I'm 16 years old can that harm me? And what will happen if I take 5 ?

Why four?: Four benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablets is a lot. They can make you very sleepy and cause you to have a racing heart, dry mouth, difficulty urinating and other symptoms. Don't take a fifth. The real question is why are you taking them? If you're trying to hurt yourself, please tell a family member and go to the ER to be evaluated and talk to someone! If it's just to rest, you've had more than enough. ...Read more

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Can I give my 4 year old Children's Mucinex (5ml) and children's Advil together?

Can I give my 4 year old Children's Mucinex (5ml) and children's Advil together?

No interaction: Ibuprofen can be used to treat fever if your child is very uncomfortable; not every fever needs treating (even high fever if your child looks well). I recommend avoiding cough preparations as they tend to have more side effects than beneficial effects. ...Read more

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We are on vacation without allergy meds for kids. Can I split an adult Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablet in half to give my 3.5 yr old, weight approx 32-34 pds?

We are on vacation without allergy meds for kids. Can I split an adult Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablet in half to give my 3.5 yr old, weight approx 32-34 pds?

Quarter tablet rather: split the half tablet into half (quarter tablet) and give it to your child every 4-6 hours as needed, that makes 6.25 mg / dose if the tablet is 25 mg, don't exceed 37.5 mg / day, if no improvement see a doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Can kids under 10 years old take biotin pills? And if so, how much?

Can kids under 10 years old take biotin pills? And if so, how much?

Biotin: They can take it, but why would you want to give it to them when biotin is present in many of foods we eat suchbas eggs or cereals. ...Read more

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Can our 4 month old who is taking 3.5 amoxicillin for his ear infection also take 2.5 ml of acetaminophen?

Can our 4 month old who is taking 3.5 amoxicillin for his ear infection also take 2.5 ml of acetaminophen?

What concetration?: It's depends on concentration. If 2.5 ml=80 mg - it's too much. You can give once or twice for high fever >100.4 f, but half of this dose 1.2 ml (40 mg) 6-8 hours apart. Remember, that tylenol (acetaminophen) is not recommended under 3 months of age. ...Read more

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Can I take 500 mcg of B12 everyday for energy? I'm a healthy mom of a 5 month old and I'm constantly exhausted.

Can I take 500 mcg of B12 everyday for energy? I'm a healthy mom of a 5 month old and I'm constantly exhausted.

New baby: First of all, congratulations! A new baby brings a lot of joy and a lot of work into a household. It would be amazing if there were vitamins to make the new parents bright eyed and bushy tailed, but alas, no such pill. Please take good care of yourself! Get enough nutrition, hydration, and as much sleep as you can get. Can you have a relative or friend come over as a hired reliever for a day ...Read more

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What is the best allergy medicine for kids ages 10 & 4 almost 5 yrs old.?

What is the best allergy medicine for kids ages 10 & 4 almost 5 yrs old.?

Depends on symptoms : The best allergy treatment depends on what kind of symptoms your child is having. Allergy cough is treated differently than allergy runny nose or allergy stuffy nose. See your doctor for discussion of these different options. ...Read more

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I'm 25 years old what vitamins to take for my health?

I'm 25 years old what vitamins to take for my health?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. ...Read more

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Doctor gave me prednisone (10mg) for SIX days: 6 pills, then 5 pills, etc. taking for sinuses/allergies. I'm scared to take this. Is it safe? I'm 19.

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Doctor gave me prednisone (10mg) for SIX days: 6 pills, then 5 pills, etc. taking for sinuses/allergies. I'm scared to take this. Is it safe? I'm 19.

Yes it is: so long prescribed and supervised by a doctor, the question is why do you have such severe symptoms that needed to be controlled by a strong medicine, if you haven't seen an allergist already you need to see one, please check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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How many necon 1/35 birth control pills can I take as emergency contraception? I'm 22 years old and female

How many necon 1/35 birth control pills can I take as emergency contraception? I'm 22 years old and female

See specifics below: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www.Not-2-late.Com . If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc such as iuds and implants. The most effective and easy! ...Read more

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5 1/2 yr old takes children's Claritin every am but is still plagued with allergic cough - worse at night. Ok to dose with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the pm?

5 1/2 yr old takes children's Claritin every am but is still plagued with allergic cough - worse at night. Ok to dose with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the pm?

Yes: Be sure to speak with your pediatrician or allergy-immunology specialist regarding an appropriate dose for your child's weight. Often times severe allergies are treated with antihistamines alone like claritin/nondrowsy and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together. Other options are available if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) doesn't work. Sedation and dry mouth are common side effects. Consider saline spray and environmental changes. ...Read more