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Pedia Relief Infant Medication
Zantac (ranitidine) liquid helps: A baby with silent reflux does not have heartburn pain, nor the vomiting and spitting of reflux, but his stomach contents still comes up to the throat, sometimes causing acid irritation in the voice box or in the lungs. Diagnosis and ongoing follow-up is usually by pediatric gastroenterologists. Zantac (ranitidine) liquid oral medication is often used as a first choice, but other drugs are also available. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No known benefit: Antihistamines have a drying effect on any mucous production and will thicken secretions. For many years they have been used to "dress up" kids & make them look less sickly (draining nose, etc.)they have no known benefit to the child during a cold & may thicken the mucous to the point it is harder to cough out. ...Read more
Cramps: See Pediatrician to evaluate for lactose allergy or intolerance. ...Read more
What is the proper doseage of infants pain relief suspension drops containing 160mg/5ml of acetaminophen?
10mg/kg or ~ 5mg/lb: For example, a 20lb 1yo would get 5mg x20lb or 100mg. ...Read more
I believe my 4 week old infant has a yeast infection in his little neck rolls. Do we need to make an appointment to come in for some medication?
Depends: It is more common for u to see prickly heat there.Until babies neck grows longer & the skin on skin quits trapping sweat, the moisture often produces tiny red dots or raw skin. Lifting the folds, bathing the area & blowing dry with a lo heat hair dryer can help. If the red bumps are rough to touch, it could be yeast & some antifungal cream might be needed. Call the office during regular hours for rx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Our six month old infant is teething. Baby paracetamol (calpol) provides definite relief. The insert says we can give it to him up to 4 times per day. But for how long can we do this safely? 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month?
Teething is normal: This is another name for acetaminophen and it is a mild analgesic only. It is OK to use this infrequently. Acetaminophen has its own drawbacks and that can be looked-up online. Try to let your child chew on a cold clean rag or something, it helps. This will come and go and they will get through this, and so will you!! ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
They don't work. : Babies swallow air when crying & bottle-feeding. Till ~ 6 weeks, their intestinal smooth muscle does not coordinate propulsion of liquid & air. Use the "football hold". Put baby on your forearm, head at your elbow,face down. Press your palm against his tummy, flex his hips, encircle one leg with your fingers & roll him gently against your chest. Tilt head up to burp, tush up to pass gas. ...Read more
Yes. : Gripe water can be given to a 2 1/2 week old baby. Make sure it has no alcohol in it. There are other medications also that may be used - discuss with baby's doctor. Best of course , is no medications if at all possible. Mom refraining from milk intake herself sometimes may help. ...Read more
2 week old infant with gas pain. OTC medication not helping. Any time she has to fart or poo she just struggles and cries. ?
Most of these issues: do not occur, or are very infrequent with breast feeding; are far more common with all forms of breast milk alternative, despite all the marketing. Seek out help worthy of your trust; will end-up far better for you, your child & family. Study: Attachment Parenting & the bountiful work of pediatrician: William Sears, M.D. & his wife; Martha Sears, RN, & their many books for some wisdom/solutions. ...Read more
My 8yr old daughter had been taking infant movicol fir a week and gas passed pale stools over the last two days. Is this connected to the medication?
Laxative: Movical is a laxative and depending on the dose will cause loose stools if dose is higher than needed. The medication should not affect the color of her stools, so if they look really unusually pale, it could be related to either dietary change or decrease in bile from the liver. If she has dark urine or abdominal pain, she should be seen. ...Read more
Should i take him to the ER or his doctor my 7wk old son has been crying for the last 4hrs nonstop. He wasnt eating nor taking his pacifer. I've given him mylicol infants gas relief drops and tried a warm bath but nothing is helping. He weighs 13lbs and 5
By : By the date of this post about 4 days has gone by, so hopefully you have made contact with the doctor and your baby is better by now. For the future, and for others reading this post, if your baby seems very irritable and uncomfortable, and your instinct tells you that something is wrong you should contact your doctor. A phone call to the doctor's office after hours will put you through to a nurse or on call doctor. They will ask you a series of questions and advise you on the next best course of action (er visit or next day doctor's appointment). Take good care. ...Read more
Neonatal withdrawal : I believe you mean opiate withdrawal. These infants are born addicted to the same drug as mom took. There are several protocols. The infant is watched for withdrawal symptoms, then they are given an opiate to control the symptoms. Then these opiates are decreased, very slowly, to avoid the infant any discomfort. Eventually, it can be stopped. It can take weeks. ...Read more
Staphylococcus: If you are talking about a newborn, the treatment is Ampicillin and gentamicin. ...Read more
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