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I suppose: Pediasure is a dietary supplement that is designed to meet some of the nutrition need of growing kids. An adult could gain some benefit from its use, but would get similar benefit from less expensive products like Carnation Breakfast Essentials if a shake like drink is desired. I prefer a good steak balanced with a few sides, but that's just me. ...Read more
9 month old baby boy wont drink milk. My pedia says baby is healthy. How do I make him drink? Formula fed.
Feeding problems: You can not make him drink.Formula. At this age he should be drinking less milk and eating more solid foods. You can offer him formula not whole milk, in a sippy cup with his solid food meals. If your pediatrician says he is growing well then not to worry. He should be taking 6 meals including solids per day. Do not make eating a struggle! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pediatrician advised to give my 21 month old 24 pound daughter 1 TSP dimetapp cold and cough childrens. Is this okay?
Old medication: This is a product sold by prescription 3 decades ago but available over the counter for the last 2. It underwent a formulation change about 10 yrs ago, reducing its strength. At about the same time most realized these products have little value and advised against use under 6. I find this dose a little heavy, by double (when used for allergies). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants trigger cough.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from baby's environment & this will happen less.No cough syrup!!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is essentially the same as IV fluid. It is specifically designed for infants and toddlers who have need for oral re-hydration and substitutes for a trip to the hospital and iv's. Adults are more tolerant to a simplified oral hydration solution and could do well on gateraid or other similar drink. ...Read more
My 10month baby has severe cough.Doctor gave him cefixime+ofloxacin, salbutamol+theophyllin, paraceta, zinc syrup.Last nite he cry whole nite. Help pls.?
Probably medication: Salbutamol and theophylline are both asthma medications, and often help with cough, but irritability is a common side effect. It could mean that the child is getting too much for his weight. A nebulizer might be better. Don't give any more medicine untgil you discuss it with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please clarify: Nido fortified is an instant milk that is designed for children aged 4-12 so i don't understand what this has to do with an unborn baby. I think it would be safe for a mother to take during pregnancy, even though it is not meant for this purpose. It is not meant to be a food for newborn babies. Breastfeeding is far and away the best source of nutrition for a baby. Any formula is far inferior. ...Read more
Drugs: Yes the two drugs can be taken together. ...Read more
Poison control: 1-800-222-1222 poison control. Is your next call. I would usually want these kids to go to the er for an evaluation/blood levels, but call pc and they can check the total dose exposure. ...Read more
My 10 month old son he has a cough his pediatrician prescribed hydroxyzine. He has a low grade temp could i give infants Advil (ibuprofen) along w/ hydroxyzine?
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
Is it safe to give my 20 day old newborn pedia lax liquid glycerin suppositories if she isn't making regular diapers?
Not recommended: Not without a physical assessment by her pediatrician. At 20 days of age, we don't expect babies to make "regular" diapers. A baby may have a bowel movement with every feed or they may go up to 5 days without pooping. As long as she is feeding well, urinating normally and seems comfortable, I would leave well enough alone. Never give a baby under 2 months of age medicine without discussion w doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers