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Hi, I'm 5 weeks pregnant, and seem ro get severe heartburns. Is it k for me to take gelusil?

Hi, I'm 5 weeks pregnant, and seem ro get severe heartburns. Is it k for me to take gelusil?

Heart burn: I advise against gelusil because it contains aluminum which is controversial. Try plain calcium carbonate e.g. Tums anti-acid, which is safer because it is aluminum free. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor... My 6 years old son is suddenly having heart burn/ acid reflux in the middle of the night. Probably some spicy food. Is gelusil ok?

Hello Doctor... My 6 years old son is suddenly having heart burn/ acid reflux in the middle of the night. Probably some spicy food. Is gelusil ok?

The age group: Recommendation for Gelusil is 12 and up. You may want to try Tums, (calcium carbonate) if that is available and speak to his doctor about possible causes if it continues. ...Read more

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Why do pediatric patients require lower doses of drugs than other patients?

Why do pediatric patients require lower doses of drugs than other 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 more

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How come pediatric and pediatric patients often require lower doses of drugs than other patients?

How come pediatric and pediatric patients often require lower doses of drugs than other patients?

Variable: Different body size and different metabolism lead to differences in how much drug is needed. Susceptibility to side effects is also an important consideration. ...Read more

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Can I give otrivin pediatric drops for my 3 months old baby with congestion? What is the dose?

Can I give otrivin pediatric drops for my 3 months old baby with congestion? What is the dose?

Do not use: Do not use Otrivin pediatric nasal drops in children under 6 yr of age. Instead use normal saline drops 1-2 drops to each nostril every 3-4 hours to loosen secretions. You can remove excess secretions using a soft nasal bulb syringe. ...Read more

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Should any pediatric endo doc's use adult 11.25 im (3 month slow release dose) on a child every 28days 4 precious puberty for 1 year? Why / why not?

Should any pediatric endo doc's use adult 11.25 im (3 month slow release dose) on a child every 28days 4 precious puberty for 1 year? Why / why not?

Usually not: The 3- month prep is used every 3 months. Studies have shown its effectiveness suppressing gonadotropins in children using it that way. I've not encountered it used monthly, nor are there published studies using that formulation monthly. If 11.25 mg isn't working, there is an effective 30 mg dose which is used every 3 months. The supprelin implant which is annually replaced is also very effective. ...Read more

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Hi - I am a pediatrician. I have been trying to find the pediatric dose for fluconazole for ringworm. I can find this info on the NIH site "Fluconazol?

Hi - I am a pediatrician. I have been trying to find the pediatric dose for fluconazole for ringworm. I can find this info on the NIH site "Fluconazol?

Varies: Harriet Lane lists only dosing for invasive candidiasis at 6-12mg/kd loading dose with 3-12mg/kg daily maintainance for these infections. Max 12mg/kg/dose. The Red book describes a loading dose followed by once weekly dosing for T.pedis, but lists no dosing recommendations. A similar citation is listed for T.capitis. ...Read more

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What is the twice a day pediatric dose of amoxycillin of a child weighing 10kg for a simple respiratory tract infection. Tks?

What is the twice a day pediatric dose of amoxycillin of a child weighing 10kg for a simple respiratory tract infection. Tks?

Viral infection: Simple respiratory tract infection sounds like an upper respiratory tract infection or uris. Uris are viral infections not treated with any antibiotics. Viral infections resolve with symptomatic care like fever control, hydration and nasal saline spray/drops. 10kg child is about 15 months old and saline spray would be the treatment unless your dr is treating something else. ...Read more

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My baby is 12 weeks old, as per pediatrician I m supposed to giv her 5 ml of calcium syrup everyday but by mistake I was giving 10ml. I am worried.

My baby is 12 weeks old, as per pediatrician I m supposed to giv her 5 ml of calcium syrup everyday but by mistake I was giving 10ml. I am worried.

Probably okay: Probably, your baby is fine. In general, it is hard to overdose on oral calcium. Generally, you just won't absorb enough from your intestines to have real problems. If your baby is otherwise healthy, you should not have to worry.
If your baby has other problems, you should talk to your pediatrician and make sure that there are no concerns. ...Read more

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My daughter's pediatrician prescribed her Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup as needed for cough and she is only 2 yrs old. Is this cough syrup bad for her?

My daughter's pediatrician prescribed her Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup as needed for cough and she is only 2 yrs old. Is this cough syrup bad for her?

Not recommended: The fda, as well as the aap do not recommend cough/cold products for young children, as they have not been shown to be effective, and may have side effects. I'd suggest vaporizer, fluids, suction nose with saline, and if over 1 yr, a tsp of honey. Don't use honey if less than 1yr, as there is a risk of botulism. ...Read more

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My daughters pediatrician recommended 1tsp dimatapp cold and cough for my14monthold. Is that the right dose? She is almost 27lbs

My daughters pediatrician recommended 1tsp dimatapp cold and cough for my14monthold. Is that the right dose? She is almost 27lbs

The American Academy: Of Pediatrics' position is that cold medicines are not effective for children < 6 & their use & misuse can cause serious adverse side effects. The FDA's public health advisory of Jan. 2008 states children < 2 should not be given cold medications because of serious & life-threatening side-effects. Http://www. Aap. Org/en-us/professional-resources/practice-support/Pages/Withdrawal-of-Cold-Medicines ...Read more

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Pediatrician advised that my 20 mo old take childrens allegra (fexofenadine) everyday, but directions say under 2 ask a dr- what dose do I give her? She's 30 lbs

Pediatrician advised that my 20 mo old take childrens allegra (fexofenadine) everyday, but directions say under 2 ask a dr- what dose do I give her? She's 30 lbs

15-30mg at 2x/day: Allegra (fexofenadine) is typically not used for kids under 2, unless child has chronic urticaria (hives) in which this med is used down to age 6 months. Usual dosage for age 6mon-2 yr is 15mg at 2x/day. Age 2-11 is 30mg at 2x/day. Your child is 30lbs and close to 2, I would say anywhere between 15 to 30mg taken 2x/day is reasonable. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter's pediatrician prescribed Oflloxacin Otic Solution 0.3% EAR DROPS to go in my HER EYE! She has had 6 doses! What are the risks? HELP PLEAZ

My daughter's pediatrician prescribed Oflloxacin Otic Solution 0.3% EAR DROPS to go in my HER EYE! She has had 6 doses! What are the risks? HELP PLEAZ

Otic drops: Ear drops should not be used in the eye and eye drops should not be used in the ears. This is specified on the container. ...Read more

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My 16 yrs old daughter has been bothered by chronic yeast infection after taking a very strong antibiotic 3 yrs ago. I've tried cranberry juice, probiotic and OTC product. Her new pediatrician prescribed a 1 dose oral antifungal which did not work, now rec

My 16 yrs old daughter has been bothered by chronic yeast infection after taking a very strong antibiotic 3 yrs ago. I've tried cranberry juice, probiotic and OTC product. Her new pediatrician prescribed a 1 dose oral antifungal which did not work, now rec

Needs testing: A chronic yeast infection (and one that is resistant to appropriate treatment) is concerning and warrants further testing (to make sure it is in fact yeast and not another condition such as bacterial vaginosis or an STD if sexually active). A swab of the vaginal area is the best way to diagnose. Chronic yeast infections can indicate other systemic health problems which should be investigated ...Read more

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Please explain why is atropine contraindicated in pediatrics?

Please explain why is atropine contraindicated in pediatrics?

It's not: It's not contraindicated. We use it for emergency cases quite often. ...Read more

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What are the requirements to become board-certified in pediatrics?

Many hurdles: You must complete medical school and an accredited residency program in pediatrics. During this time multiple board exams are also taken and must be passed. ...Read more

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Is completion of medical school one of the pre-requisites to becoming a fellow in the american academy of pediatrics?

Is completion of medical school one of the pre-requisites to becoming a fellow in the american academy of pediatrics?

Yes: A person must successfully complete medical school in order to become a physician. After 3 or more years of additional training in pediatrics, he or she can apply for membership to the aap. ...Read more

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Pediatrics only. Feel rushing fluids and gurgling in 6wk babe. I hv very fast milk she drinks 90 gulps in 90 seconds and full. Causing peristalsis?

Pediatrics only. Feel rushing fluids and gurgling in 6wk babe. I hv very fast milk she drinks 90 gulps in 90 seconds and full. Causing peristalsis?

Normal:-): 6 week olds have very loud gurgly tummies. I call them "volcano belly". This is normal and is not related to the speed of your milk flow, though yours does sound fast. Persistalsis is the term for the normal movement of the intestines. So yes, the milk is causing peristalsis because it is supposed to. If your baby is gaining weight easily, relax mama and enjoy your 90 second speed feedings. ...Read more

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Is almond milk safe for my 2.5 yo? And what are the benefits of it for pediatrics and adults?

Is almond milk safe for my 2.5 yo? And what are the benefits of it for pediatrics and adults?

Ok,? benefits: Dr lambes answer is right there. There generally is no need to use regularly unless there is a problem with cow's milk. In smaller quantities should present no problems. Benefit of almond milk, not clear there are any. ...Read more

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What happens if you file a complaint with the american board of pediatrics?

What happens if you file a complaint with the american board of pediatrics?

Good question: I don't see a way to file a complaint with abp. However, if you really feel that your pediatrician has done something wrong, please start a conversation with him/her. Pediatricians are extremely interested in helping your child and can even suggest second opinions. The abp maintains specialty certification, the worst they could do was revoke certificaiton, but not a medical license to practice. ...Read more