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When should I take a child's suppository out?

When should I take a child's suppository out?

Children suppository: You do not remove the suppositories.Once you insert in the anus these go up in the rectum and dissolve.If used for constipation like glycerine or Dulcolax it makes the child move bowels, these are epelled out with the stools and there is no absorption.The medicated suppositories are used for absorption of the medicine in a child who is vomiting and help in absoption of meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) suppositori. ...Read more

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My child has a suppository that I do not think is dissolving. He has not stooled yet after 1 2 hours. When should I remove it?

How?: Why did you use the suppository? If it is for constipation, there are better ways and a healthy child is not constipated. Consider the child's diet. I suspect that "junk" is part of it. ...Read more

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How do I give my child a rectal suppository for fever?

How do I give my child a rectal suppository for fever?

Rectally: Soothe them, tell them what you are going to do, and very gently place the suppository on the anus and exert slight persistent pressure and it should slip in. ...Read more

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Which position is the best for a child, to insert a suppository into the child?

On side: The easiest position to put a suppository into a child is to have them lie on their side with their knees drawn up towards their chest. Touch the suppository to the rectum and apply steady pressure. The rectal muscle should relax, allowing the suppository to be inserted. Depending on the age of the child, you may need help holding. ...Read more

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What should my sister in law do if she gave her child too much phenergan (promethazine)? She gave a 3 year old 25lb child a 12.5mg suppository instead of cutting it in half. What should she watch for or do?

What should my sister in law do if she gave her child too much phenergan (promethazine)? She gave a 3 year old 25lb child a 12.5mg suppository instead of cutting it in half. What should she watch for or do?

Monitor closely: Over a period of 4-8 hours you might notice excessive sedation & slow breathing.It's hard to say when peak level is achieved as rectal meds can have irregular absorption rates. As long as the kid is pink & arouses easily i would just let him/her sleep it off. ...Read more

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Ok to give w fever tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository when child vomiting up oral meds?

Yes: But make sure it's prescribed by a doctor and dosage is appropriate for age. Consult your doctor as well if vomiting or fever continue. ...Read more

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Can a nurse give rectal suppositories?

Can a nurse give rectal suppositories?

Why yes...: ...that is within their scope of license and expertise. ...Read more

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How do you use a suppository? I am serious?

Insert into rectum: Remove from container and insert into rectum just past the opening.... ...Read more