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Can You Give A 1 Year Old Benadryl
Lots of fluids: There is nothing specific that one can give for a cold. The aap has strongly come out against cough/cold medications under the age of 4. That being the case, you can suction the nose after using saline nose drops, keep the baby's head raised in the crib, and give a lot of fluid. ...Read more
Check with doc: Cetirizine is good as an allergy medicine for control over a period of time. It's not meant as an acute treatment. If your child suddenly has cough, you should have him examined to make sure the issue is viral vs. Asthma or other etiology. A 2 year old can take cetirizine, but it's off-label, and should be guided by a physician. ...Read more
If she'll take it: Pill cutters are not very accurate and most of these tabs are not scored for cutting, however, at that age it might work in a pinch. Most tablets are 25mg which would me more than most 4 yo would need, a true half would be a little less.Sedation is likely whatever the dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you give a 7 yr old clindamyacin to help get over a 9 day old fever/cold, cough has gotten stronger. How long does a viral infection last?
My : My general rule of thumb in my clinic is that a cold that worsens after a week instead of improving needs to be re-evaluated. Most viral infections tend to improve after a week on their own. A worsening cough and fever could be an indication of a bacterial super-infection such as pneumonia, sinusitis or bronchitis. You should have the child seen by their doctor. Clindamycin is an antibiotic which works for some infections, but not for others, so an exam is very important so he/she gets the correct treatment. Do not use the Clindamycin unless instructed to by the child's doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me is it possible for a 14 year old girl to give a partial pancreas transplant to her 16 year old sister?
Not as a 14 year old: While living donor partial pancreas transplants have been done, primarily at the university of minnesota, you would not be able to donate given your age. Your sister might be considered for a whole pancreas transplant from a standard deceased donor, but must meet certain criteria. There are many such pancreata that are not currently being used, so there is not a shortage. C transplant program. ...Read more
Infant allergy meds: Infants do sometimes require allergy medications but over the counter medications do not provide a dose recommendation. Doses are based on weight and the situation. It is best to ask your doctor for a specific dose recommendation. ...Read more
Honey: The feeling today is to avoid alot of the medications that in the past were used in infants. Honey can be used to soothe the throat in babies over 6 months. If there is bronchospasm then it might help to use a bronchodilator such as albuteral. If the baby is having more distress then a sh0rt course of oral steroids may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi.i have givin my 4 year old delsym(2.5) ml hour ago for his cough. He has a 38c fever can I give him actominophen or should I wait? Thank you
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