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Should I Give My Child Imodium
No...: The most likely cause of this is a virus and needs to clear out of the GI tract. The most important thing to do is to keep your child well hydrated. If he is able to drink fluids (don't worry about solid foods at this time), then keep giving him liquids. Also take note of his urine output - if he is not urinating and looks dry, unable to take fluids, then take him to the nearest er for IV fluid. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Maybe: Although most children can get all vitamins and nutrients they need from a well balanced diet, there are some times when a multivitamin can be helpful. Vit d and calcium are often lacking, especially in children who can't (or won't) drink milk. Iron can also be deficient in children who do not eat red meat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Emetrol is an over the counter preparation offered to relieve nausea and vomiting. This flavored material uses some complex carbohydrates to settle the stomach & may break the cycle of recurrent retching. Years ago we used cola over chipped ice sipped slowly for the same purpose & had variable success.Sometimes just sucking on ice chips will break the retching cycle. ...Read more
I think my 9 yr old daughter has pinworms. Do i need to take her to pediatrician or can I give her OTC medication?
Rx: Mebendazole, pyrantel pamoate and Albendazole are products used to treat pinworms, though I have only used Mebendazole in my patients. I'm not sure about otc products. Call your pediatrician, describe why you believe she has pinworms. The doctor may not require you to come in. Remember to treat household contacts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probiotics: Agree with dr. C. Zinc has been shown to help kids with zinc deficiency or malnourished kids with gastroenteritis but we don't know about other kids. But probiotics [include lactobacillus] may prevent gastroenteritis in adults and kids. Here's to healthy tummies! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If under 2 months, give nothing and call your doctor asap. Over 2 months can get tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) over 6 months can get advil/motrin or the tylenol (acetaminophen). But regardless of age, if febrile and that child isn't acting well, then you need to contact your doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I give my son motrin and pepto bismal? Or should I give him motrin and have him drink pedialyte. He has a fever and he's been throwing up
No Pepto!: PeptoBismol contains aspirin, which has been linked to Reye's syndrome in children. Motrin can make an upset stomach worse, so opt for acetaminophen instead. Oral rehydration with an electrolyte solution such as Pedialyte is an important part of supporting your son while he is ill with vomiting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No specific foods: There is no age of the child listed, but in general, no foods are harmful or helpful for children with asthma. Obviously, avoid any foods your child has been shown to be specifically allergic to by his physician. Some general nutritional factors have been shown to be important in asthma, particularly obesity. Vitamin d deficiency may also contribute to worsening asthma control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Help define problem: First define the problem (does he have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), ; duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more
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Should I give tylenol (acetaminophen) to my 10wk old before he gets immunization shots today and how much do I give?
Strengthen chest/arm: Babies who learn to sleep on their back often fuss if you place them on their belly, yet tummy time will help with muscle strength in chest & arms for later as they start to roll over. They can acquire this after learning to roll over but may briefly seem ackward or delayed. I wouldn't lose any sleep over the issue & prefer to avoid battles when baby makes a big fuss every time. They will catch up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took my 2year old to the pediatrician and she recommended Robitussin (guaifenesin) but i for got to ask her how much to give him, want to give him some relief...?
I have given my baby his vaccinations should I give him paracetamol to prevent fever or only if he has one?
Should I not give my 2wk old baby my breastmilk if I took norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) ?
Medication re-dosing: It depends on what the medication is and how long it was between taking the medication and vomiting. If he/she kept it down for 20-30 minutes it was probably absorbed enough to wait until the next dose is due. If it was immediately after taking the meds, within 5 minutes, it is probably ok to re-dose. Contact your doctor to find out if his/her specific medication is ok to repeat. ...Read more
My daughter is 4 years old and she can hold her poop for 4~5 days, I can't make her go.. What should I do?..please help.
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