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How Often Can I Give Baby Suppository
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
A suppository is a drug delivery system that is inserted into the rectum (rectal suppository), vagina (vaginal suppository) or urethra (urethral suppository), where it dissolves or melts. They are used to deliver both systemically-acting and locally-acting medications. The alternative term for delivery of medicine via such ...Read more
Is it safe to give an infant of 1 month a suppository? How often and what's best for infant constipation?
Sometimes: Many children become constipated but it is by no means normal - many parents use an occasional glycerin suppository without issue but you really should discuss this with your doctor and have the child checked as this is not normal and possibly a change in diet or a medication may be more helpful especially if this is chronic ...Read more
My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying I think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?
Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more
Where can recommended vomitting suppository dosage info for infants can be found? Such supositry can be very useful in case infant cant keep anything
??? reason/med??: In the US the use of most suppository medications, specifically phenergan (promethazine) has declined in popularity. Newer meds are more convenient and have less risks. Phenergan (promethazine) was found to occasionally trigger apnea-loss of breathing in infants under 2. ...Read more
How long does a babies gliceran suppository take in affect the baby is 5 weeks old and constipated
A glycerine suppository only takes a few minutes to melt, but it may take a few more hours for the child to pass a stool.
Constipation is the passage of a dry, hard stool - not necessarily the absence of daily stool. If you suspect your child may be crying because he is ill, call your child's doctor. That being said, constipation is common in infants and there are a couple things you can do to help.
1.) give pear or prune juice - 1oz/age in months/day so in your case 1 oz. Not only does prune or pear juice have sugar which can help soften bms, but also has fiber (notice the gritty texture when you drink it?). This does not mean that you should be feeding your baby juice as a part of his regular diet, but it's ok in daily small amounts to treat constipation.
2.) if juice does not work, then you can try a glycerine suppository which you can buy over the counter. Just cut a pea-sized piece of the glycerine and place it in the baby's anus to lubricate the hard stool. This is not meant for daily use, so if you find that your baby needs a suppository in order to have a bm despite dietary changes, discuss with your child's doctor.
3.) do not use mineral oil, laxatives or enemas. These methods are not safe for infants.
4.) finally, if constipation is persistent and not improved with any of the above recommendations, be sure to contact your baby's doctor. There are some very rare underlying disorders such as hirschprung's disease, cystic fibrosis or hypothyroidism that can cause chronic constipation. ...Read more
I gave myself a pedi-lax that you use for babies. It's a liquid glycerin suppositories. I used it and I'm bleeding from my rectum after having a bowl.
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
Medication Direction: Every medication comes with directions, please consult these directions to determine the proper use for your suppositories. ...Read more
How much of the fleet pedia-lax liquid glycerin suppositories do I give to my baby (2 1/2 weeks) she hasn't had a bm in 4 days.?
Is it safe to give my 2 week old baby pedia lax suppositories she became conspiated when she change her formula?
My one month baby doesn't poop, I give him suppository for him to make, I only nurse him, is it normal for him not to poop?
Normal 4 some: Your typical breast fed baby can have a little poo smear every feeding or one giant blowout every 7-10 days. If soft, I don't consider it constipation.Wetting every 6 hours or more & feeding vigorously are signs of good basic health. All babies pull legs & arms in when fussing as a reflex. Grunting is normal, they have no social graces. ...Read more
My 7 week old baby is constipated I give her lots of water& have tried colopsyl drops, prune juice, grip water, suppository & water & brownsugar please help?
Evaluation: Is indicated. Is the baby a male/female? Did the baby have a meconium stool in the first 48 hrs of life? If not, the baby needs to be evaluated. Is the baby eating well and gaining weight the baby will benefit from seeing the doctor to ensure the anal opening is in the proper place, is of the proper size and may need a biopsy to r/o a disease called hirschsprung dz. ...Read more
My baby is havingfsevere constipation. She is given plenty of fluids. We are forced to give her laxative and suppositorie still very painful.?
Diet change: You did not give the age of the baby. It is a very common problem and you often need o give suppositories and laxative (usually miralax, (polyethylene glycol) which is effective and safe), change diet and formula if he/she takes formula, and it still takes time. This may help: http://www. Healthychildren. Org/english/ages-stages/baby/diapers-clothing/pages/infant-constipation. Aspx. ...Read more
Sup use infant:
You can use suppository for an infant
daily until results and outcome i.e.
constipation resolve. The OTC suppository
can be used over a week trial along with
diet, fluids. If abdominal pain occurs, distention
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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
Suppository: A suppository is usually not painful.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Not really: The only nonprescription nausea meds available can cause more side effects in kids. The best nausea med for kids is ondansetron, a prescription that dissolves under the tongue with only very rare side effects. Most kids will stop vomiting if they are given just a couple ounces of clear fluid every 20-30 minutes. No food until vomiting stops for at least 8-12 hours. If not working seek urgent care. ...Read more
Yes: In treating constipation, it is always better to start with the mildest treatment first and if there is no or little response then get more aggressive. ...Read more
Can I use a hemorroidal suppository while breastfeeding? Baby is 3months. Tried everything else...
1st Dietary Measures: Dr mcgraw's answer is true. But if constipated, meaning discomfort with defecation, then more dietary fiber such as prunes or vegies. Also consider if there is anything being eaten that binds the baby. For example, milk/dairy is common cause of constipation in children. Suppositoties are more a last resort in my opinion. ...Read more
Yes: No known drug interactions between two molecules. ...Read more
Are there a suppository that I can give to my son to stop vomiting? He is not keeping oral meds in.
If I take rect temp 20 min after giving toddler suppository can I cause perforation or would the suppository melted by then?
Perforation: The suppository would have been long melted. Perforation not possible if thermometer us inserted carefully. ...Read more
Baby weighing 10.5kg does it matter if I gave him 1 suppository of adol 125mg?? His teething so I want something to help him sleep
How is the dosage of Voltaren suppositories calculated for a 9 year old child? Is a dosage of 100mg for a 9yr old who weights 35kg too high?
Bit high: It is calculated at 2-3 mg/ kg / day, divided twice a day to 4 times a day, and not to exceed 150 mg / day, so if you give him a 100 mg now, you won't be able to give a similar dose later during the day, you may want to cut it in half if you can, or get another form, as syrup to calculate the dose easier, wish you both wellness ...Read more
Can baby of 26months that had 5ml of fenamin suspension also use empaped suppository if a fever develops?
Important to give the right dosages. Empaped is paracetamol. Dosage for paracetamol is 15mg per kg body weight. Empaped is either 125mg or 250mg. Fenamin and paracetamol can be taken together. I usually advise halve the dosage of both.
Inherent to your question is what causes the fever. Fever is not a disease, it is a symptom. For fever above 38.5 see a doctor ...Read more
My son is 19 months and weighs 10.1kg. He is teething and has a cold. Can I give him 2.5ml Telfast and also an Empaped suppository?
Check: Neither med is available in US. My understanding is that Telfast is for allergic Hay Fever, and Empaped is for fever/inflammation. That's a lot of meds for a transient problem. Would advise consulting with pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist. All children should have 1st dental ck-up by age 1, so your son should already have a relationship with a Dentist who can best advise you. ...Read more
My 3 mo old baby has been constipated for 10 days, he's 100% formula fed. How can I treat it if suppository doesn't go in? Thx
Goes in anus slowly: If a 3 month old has been pushing when pooping, or pooping firm poops (but is still eating fine, not distended in the tummy, and otherwise being a happy baby), then a parent can try using a glycerin suppository. After rubbing the surface of the suppository smooth, it should go in gradually. If the constipation is ongoing, or if the suppository still won't go in, the pediatrician can evaluate. ...Read more
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