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I had a few drops of karvol plus on my hand and I immediately washed it. After an hour I mixed food for my 10th month old baby Any harm Plz help?

I had a few drops of karvol plus on my hand and I immediately washed it. After an hour I mixed food for my 10th month old baby Any harm Plz help?

Camphor: Among the ingredients in Karvol Plus, camphor is worrisome and can cause seizures. However, you probably did not expose your baby to the poison because you washed your hands after the exposure. You need not be worried unless your child has abnormal behaviors of seizures. Ensure that s/he is well hydrated and monitor his activity and sleep. ...Read more

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My child is one months 5 days old. He is suffering from closed nose and cough. I visited doctor and doctor given "Coriminic Drops" & "Karvol CLEAR".

My child is one months 5 days old. He is suffering from closed nose and cough. I visited doctor and doctor given "Coriminic Drops" & "Karvol CLEAR".

Medicine for babies: The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control in the United States do not recommend cough or cold medicine for babies. You may use saline drops and nasal suction and increase the humidity by sitting with baby in a steamy bathroom. ...Read more

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Would karo syrup help with baby constipation?

Would karo syrup help with baby constipation?

Myo clinic Recomend: Don't treat infant constipation with corn (karo) syrup.

Dark corn syrup was once a common home remedy for infant constipation. However, today's commercially prepared dark corn syrup might not contain the type of chemical structure that draws fluid into the intestine and softens stool. This makes dark corn syrup ineffective for infant constipation. ...Read more

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I gave my month old karo syrup for constipation and tried a cotton swab but he still hasn't went, what else could I do?

I gave my month old karo syrup for constipation and tried a cotton swab but he still hasn't went, what else could I do?

Constipation: First of all quit giving him Karo syrup as there is a risk of infant botulism with this. Secondly some babies may normally go this long without a BM. Some go everyday or multiple times a day. If he is acting well, eating and sleeping well, urinating well and his tummy is soft, then he is fine. If not go see his pediatrician for an exam and tips for dealing with this. ...Read more

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Hi, Karl-Emil has Hydrocephalus. We have MRI images. We would like a second opinion on prognosis and treatment (wait and see) or shunt. Who to contact?

Hi, Karl-Emil has Hydrocephalus. We have MRI images. We would like a second opinion on prognosis and treatment (wait and see) or shunt. Who to contact?

A good option is: To contact the International Center Boston Children's Hospital at 1-617-355-5209 or international. Center@childrens. Harvard. Edu to arrange sending medical records & copies of MRI's electronically to Dr. Benjamin Warf, pediatric neurosurgeon. Dr. Warf has provided excellent care for a family member of mine with hydrocephalus; his colleagues are also great. Call someone soon to avoid an emergency. ...Read more

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My 3 wk preemie has been doing a lot of straining and crying while straining the dr. Told me to give her a tsp of clear karo syrup in a half oz of water wanted to know if that was safe she has soft po?

My 3 wk preemie has been doing a lot of straining and crying while straining the dr. Told me to give her a tsp of clear karo syrup in a half oz of water wanted to know if that was safe she has soft po?

Hold the Karo Syrup: The american acad of peds doesn't recommend giving infants, especially preemies corn (karo) syrup. It was a common home remedy, but today's commercially prepared dark corn syrup may not contain the type of chemicals (sugars) that draw fluid into the gut thus softening stool making dark corn syrup ineffective for infant constipation. Ask your pediatrician about giving small amt of h20 or juice. ...Read more

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Scared of possibility of botulism in Karo syrup. What can I give 5 weeks baby for constipation and pain trying? She sleeps, feeds, and pees fine.

Scared of possibility of botulism in Karo syrup. What can I give 5 weeks baby for constipation and pain trying? She sleeps, feeds, and pees fine.

Botulism: This is a rare condition in the USA and is virtually never seen as a result of commercial foods or additives. Your baby may not be getting enough liquids. You might also discuss her diet (beyond the breast milk) with her pediatrician. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much karo syrup can I put in my 1month old sons formula bottle to help him poop? It's been almost 4 days and he's fussy & uncomfortable. Help!

How much karo syrup can I put in my 1month old sons formula bottle to help him poop? It's been almost 4 days and he's fussy & uncomfortable. Help!

Constipation infant: For infants who have not started solid foods, acute constipation can be treated by adding undigestible, osmotically active carbohydrates to formula and titrate the dose to induce a daily bowel movement. Add sorbitol-containing juices (eg, apple, prune, or pear). Some dark syryup brands may or may not contain the glycoproteins to be effective. Glycerin suppositories should be used infrequently. ...Read more

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My almost 3 week old is having trouble pooping. She screams and turns red and nothing comes out. She is on enfamil gentlease. Tried karo syrup nothing?

My almost 3 week old is having trouble pooping. She screams and turns red and nothing comes out. She is on enfamil gentlease. Tried karo syrup nothing?

Gas or constipated: Sometimes what we think is having trouble pooping in young babies is actually gas. When was the last time she pooped and was it soft or hard pebbles? You can add dark karo syrup 1 tsp to every other 4 ounce bottle to loosen stool up not to make it come out. If her stool comes out soft when she does go, you might want to try some simethicone drops 0.3 ml before she eats to help with the gas. ...Read more

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My baby 2mo & breast fed. Hasn't pooped 4 3 days, & has pain karo syrup ddidnt help or qtip. What can I try?

My baby 2mo & breast fed. Hasn't pooped 4 3 days, & has pain karo syrup ddidnt help or qtip. What can I try?

Other Sx???: The breast fed baby can have a small smear of poo every feeding or a giant crib filler poo every 7-10 days & be normal. If all of babies stools have been soft to this point & baby is otherwise behaving normally, I wouldn't do much other than wait for the inevitable poo. I baby has dropped his/her feeding activity & changes play patterns, an exam may be indicated. Call the office & check with dr. ...Read more

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3 month old pooping once a day started teething has been constipated for 2 days now. I've tried stimulation with a qutip Karo syrup apple baby food.?

3 month old pooping once a day started teething has been constipated for 2 days now. I've tried stimulation with a qutip Karo syrup apple baby food.?

Constipation: Best not to use Karo syrup in a 3 month old because the immune system isn't mature yet. No Qtip stimulation. Baby products prune juice is a good idea. Make sure the baby is taking in fluids well. 2 days is not worrisome unless the baby is uncomfortable or the stools are hard and painful to pass. May be time to visit your pediatrician. ...Read more

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6 month old constipated nothing works.... Prune juice apple juice supp karo he strains really hard what should I do?

6 month old constipated nothing works.... Prune juice apple juice supp karo he strains really hard what should I do?

Constipation: Constipation is a common problem. Is he only straining or are his stools hard? Babies may not have adequate abdominal musculature to push. Pull his knees to his chest and stimulate his rectum with a thermometer. Try pear juice which you can mix with water if you like. Give him a variety of fruits (esp fruits with pits) and vegetables. Cut down on his cereal/starches. Change of formula can help. ...Read more

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5w old supplemented baby constipated 1 big bowel movement after rectal stimulation a small bowel movement with suppository 2xday Karo syrup still pain?

5w old supplemented baby constipated 1 big bowel movement after rectal stimulation a small bowel movement with suppository 2xday Karo syrup still pain?

TRY PRUNE JUICE: Do not routinely stimulate. Give 15 ml prune juice wi15 ml water once a day. Do this daily for 5-7 days until regulaand use it as needed but don't wait too long after the baby skips a bowel movement. ...Read more

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My 8 week old son has constipation and very bad spit up like throw up. The doctor has him on enfamil ar. I also put karo syrup in bottle.

My 8 week old son has constipation and very bad spit up like throw up. The doctor has him on enfamil ar. I also put karo syrup in bottle.

Wt check, water: Have you tried giving him water? I would recommend starting with 1 oz a day and see if it helps with the constipation. As for the spit ups, if he feeds well, is gaining weight, and does not seem in pain, I would not be treating the reflux symptoms with the above formula. If there are any worsening of his symptoms/problems he should be reevaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Is it safe to add karo syrup to prosobee formula for my three week year old? She has had trouble with her bowel movements screaming and clearly in pain. Dr told us to try nuetragin and it helped her bowel movements but she was spitting up a little and dr

Is it safe to add karo syrup to prosobee formula for my three week year old? She has had trouble with her bowel movements screaming and clearly in pain. Dr told us to try nuetragin and it helped her bowel movements but she was spitting up a little and dr

Dark: Dark karo syrup has been used for years as a constipation remedy in babies - and it used to work well. Unfortunately, the manufacturing of karo syrup has changed over the last few years causing it to be less effective in treating constipation. There is also a chance of infant botulism - a very rare form of food poisoning - associated with karo syrup.

That being said, constipation is common in infants and there are a couple of other 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 her 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