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Dosage For Childrens Tylenol For A 9 Year Old
Check With Doctor: Altho there are standard dosage recommendations, at that age you check with your doctor 1st. ...Read more
3-4 ml: The range is usually 10 mg-15 mg/kg which for a 9 kg kid would be 3-4 ml of this product. ...Read more
Should-N0: There are many opinions on the treatment of fever in children. Not all fever has to be treated. Acetamenophen is a good fever reducer. Ibuprofen is a good fever reducer. Depending on the age of the child & the weight of the child, either is acceptable. Some physicians recommend alternating a dose of one with the other every 4 hours so that no one drug get in the toxic range. Discuss with pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Worrisome drug: In the 70's and 80's we saw sporadic episodes of kids dying of liver failure after aspirin exposure, which stopped after we quit giving it to kids under 16. We rarely use it any more because we have safer alternatives like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. When we use it ( Kawasaki disease,arthritis) the low dose form would not be effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Give water...: It is important to keep a child well hydrated when they have a fever. Since there is no molecular difference between water and homeopathic medicines (at least those homeopathic medicines which are concocted by diluting a substance so much that it no longer exists in the solution), water is your best bet. ...Read more
Can my 10 year old who weighs 155 pounds take an adult dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) if he has a fever?
Yes: In this case weight is more important than age in determining dose. But i advise against taking anything to lower fever unless he is miserable, as fever is a key aspect of how our bodies fight infections- our immune system works better and bacteria ; viruses have difficulty surviving high temps. Reducing fever sabotages your immune system and prolongs the infection! treat discomfort, not fever. ...Read more
My son is 10 years old but weighs hundred and 50 pounds how much tylenol (acetaminophen) should I give him should I give him a adult tylenol (acetaminophen) children's tylenol (acetaminophen)?
Same med: The adult preparation is the same medication as the kids, the forms just vary based on preference for liquid, tablet or capsules. The dose by weight would be as high as 650mg, but most would start with one adult 325mg and only go to 2 as the situation required. It should not be repeated more than every 4 hours. ...Read more
Dosage of Bromfed (brompheniramine) for 14 lb infant? Ped prescribed my 10 month old Bromfed (brompheniramine) for her cough: dose is 1/2 tspn/4hrs. Def not the right dose for her.
See below: Per fda recs, no otc meds for kids under 4 year old let alone under 1 year of age! and as per these meds for your infant, i can't understand why your doc would do this period! cough meds are not beneficial especially in and infant and can, in fact, cause problems like increase the risk of developing a pneumonia. I would stop the med immediately! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I give my 2 year old a fever reducing suppository and a children's liquid tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or motrin?
Children fever: First thing first .Why the child have fever? any cough, runny nose, wheezing , or any skin rash, etc...Does the child look OK or he is real sick. Does he need to the doctor right away or not? One of danger is high fever can cause febrile seizure. Ibuprofen in appropriate dose if he is older than 6 months could help. Sponge bath,ice pack, bath in luke warm water also very effective too. ...Read more
What r u treating?: depends on the condition you are trying to treat, if an allergic reaction, yes you can give the zyrtec, but the labels won't tell how much to give if below 2-years old, you can give 2ml to help the reaction. but if you are trying to treat other conditions as runny nose or congestion, see your pediatrician, good luck ...Read more
None: Once you have a pimple, there is no medicine to make it go away any quicker. The treatment of acne is all about prevention of the next break-out or to reduce the number of pimples with the next break-out. A good first medication is benzyl peroxide which is available over the counter. It comes in different strengths as irritating. Prevention. ...Read more
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