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Donatussin Pediatric Medication
I gave my daughter donatussin for a cough 2 hours ago. She is still coughing. Can i now give her benadryl (diphenhydramine)? She is 3 yrs old and 39 lbs.
Don't use donatussin: Cough suppressants (like donatussin) have been shown not to work in kids and actually can cause side effects. From now on, i would not recommend any cough suppressants for your child. There seem to be various formulations of donatussin, so make sure they don't already contain Diphenhydramine (benadryl). I hope she feels better. ...Read more
No science on this : Probably not. Osgood schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It resolves when the growth plates close. The best cure for it is to stretch, stretch and stretch, supplemented with rest, ice and anti inflammatory medication. Save your money and don't buy it; there are no proven benefits and no evidence that is safe. ...Read more
When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?
Pediatric doing : Most medications are calculated according to the body weight in KG, or by surface area, or according to age for example under 2 yrs, 2- 6 years, 6-12 years & 12 yrs & up. Therefore pediatric dose is usually less than adult dosage. I hope that answer your question ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What?: Don't risk your life. Anyone who has a structural heart problem or rhythm problem who is followed by a pediatric cardiologist should avoid "sneaking drugs". It's your heart and your life... Seriously, don't risk your life. Ask your cardiologist..."is there a risk if i take...X-drug?". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pediatric neurology , does lgs epilepsy usually get worse with age/growth. 28month male showing no response to onfi , this is the 4th new drug tried.
Difficult to treat: Lenox-gastaut syndrome is difficult to treat. It is usually treated with a combination of medications instead of monotherapy (single drug). You need to be followed by a specialist for seizures and you should also get involved in your local epilepsy foundation-they can help provide for the non-medical needs of your family and help with education. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the next best drug when keppra (levetiracetam) fails to control pediatric epilepsy ? Staring seizures with full body involvement , now in clusters.
It depends: There's no 1-size-fits-all seizure med any more than all kids eat 1 food or wear identical clothes. There are 3 basic types of epilepsy: 1) primary generalized, 2) partial-onset, and 3) everything else. "staring spells" etc is not good enough. That's not a diagnosis. Find that out. The "best" med is the 1 that reduces seizures with minimum side effects in your child. Arm yourself with knowledge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eye disorder: It is inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye. Uvea consists of the iris, choroid and ciliary body. The choroid is sandwiched between the retina and the white of the eye (sclera), and provides blood flow to the deep layers of the retina. The most common type of uveitis is an inflammation of the iris called iritis. Infections, injury and autoimmune disorders may be serious causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye specialist: A pediatric ophthalmologist is a physician who specializes in treating disorders of the eye. Ophthalmologists treat a wide variety of eye disorders in children ranging from visual acuity problems to retinitis to eye tumors and other disorders requiring surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pediatrci colic: Colic is a poorly understood disorder of the infants who cry incosolably usually in the evening hours and start aftrer a few weeks of birth. The baby seems to be crying from an abdominal pain as the abd. Muscles are tense. Pediatricians try anti gas meds, sometimes, gently rocking the baby works. Sometimes taking them for a ride in the car helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Almost everything in the pediatric office carries germs, including books, toys and even the doctor's stethoscope. Most offices try to clean these items but it would be very difficult to clean everything between each patient. Hand washing is a good idea when you leave using soap and water or hand sanitizer which should be available in each room. ...Read moreSee 17 more doctor answers
A long list: congenital diseases exist in basically every organ system in the body. They can be diagnosed based on appearance starting with blood work in a pregnant mother and ultrasounds of the fetus and then any time after birth. The severity can range from incompatible with life, to severe and life-threatening, and there even are some congenital diseases that aren't diagnosed until adulthood if ever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kids Brain Health: Pediatric Neuropsychology is focused on the applied science of brain-behavior relationships in children and adolescents. This knowledge is used by pediatric neuropsychologists in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and/or rehabilitation of patients with neurological, medical, neurodevelopmental and psychological disorders, as well as other cognitive and learning disorders. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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