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What dosage of kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) can I give a three year old?

What  dosage of kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) can I give a three year old?

Per pediatrician: If a 3 yr old is having diarrhea, then he/she needs to see the primary care pediatrician. Over the counter remedies are not recommended, they may mask an underlying problem. It is best to give fluids such as pedialyte for this age group, and if the diarrhea does not subside in a day or two then the pediatrician will guide you. The child will likely need stool testing to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is the dosage of Kaopectate for a three year old girl?

What is the dosage of Kaopectate for a three year old girl?

Not for that age: It is not recommended for that age. Dosing is for 12 years old and above. Younger age should not use this medication. ...Read more

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Can i give a 5 year old kaopectate (kaolin and pectin)?

Can i give a 5 year old kaopectate (kaolin and pectin)?

Diarrhea: in children is common and usually self resolving with a few extra dietary supports. STOPPING the diarrhea (the body's way of eliminating the offending infection) with medications can be dangerous in children. Supplement with an electrolyte solution (few ounces) after every loose stool, avoid of sugary foods/drinks like juices, and increase binding foods (bananas, rice, toast) . ...Read more

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My 97 year old mother has bad diarrhea from Levaquin (levofloxacin). Is it better to give her Kaopectate or Immodium for relief?

My 97 year old mother has bad diarrhea from Levaquin (levofloxacin). Is it better to give her Kaopectate or Immodium for relief?

Call her doc: It would be better if you put a call in to her treating doc to share the information. This could be part of a significant bowel problem that requires special treatment. ...Read more

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Can I give my 3 yr old some kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) for an upset stomach ?

Can I give my 3 yr old some kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) for an upset stomach ?

No: Any medication with salicylate should be avoided in children because of the danger of reye's syndrome. ...Read more

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The flu is going around my house and my 3 1/2 yr old daughter has it and she has the vomiting but not the diarrhea. But can I give her kaopectate (kaolin and pectin)?

Just to Clarify: I agree with above but just to make a few things plain:
flu (influenza) presents with fever, cough, muscle & joint aches. Never give a child Aspirin when they have fever & viral illness because of very rare risk of developing reyes syndrome. Kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) has aspirin.
Does child above with vomiting have "flu"? If no fever & other members just diarrhea and vomiting maybe not. But safer no kaopectate (kaolin and pectin). ...Read more

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What kind of cold medicine can I give a three year old that weights 43.5 pounds?

What kind of cold medicine can I give a three year old that weights 43.5 pounds?

None: Cold meds are not needed as possible side effects are more of a problem then the cold. Nasal saline drops or spray, honey and talc is all that is needed. ...Read more

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When can I give castor oil to my 3 year old and what is the dosage?

When can I give castor oil to my 3 year old and what is the dosage?

Castor oil ugh!: Why in the world would you want to give your child such awful stuff? I assume she is constipated. If so an adjustment of her diet may be all that is necessary. For example cut down on the milk and dairy products, add more fruits and vegetables to the diet. Figs, prunes and dates also work well as natural laxatives. ...Read more

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Can I give my 3 year old promethazine for vomiting. If so, what is the dosage?

Can I give my 3 year old promethazine for vomiting.  If so, what is the dosage?

No: Before giving meds, you need to talk to your md. He/she may want to determine the cause of the vomiting. If your child has appendicitis, for example, you will only be delaying the diagnosis and put your child's health at risk. In any event, most pediatricians would not use Promethazine in a 3 year old at this time. ...Read more

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My 2 (almost 3) year old has been on a high dosage of clindamycin for 2 months and has now busted her ear drum. Is it safe to give her ibueprofen, too?

My 2 (almost 3) year old has been on a high dosage of clindamycin for 2 months and has now busted her ear drum. Is it safe to give her ibueprofen, too?

Yes safe, but: what are you treating for two months with high dose clindamycin? Better keep the follow up with the treating physician(s), best wishes ...Read more

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How can you safely give a three year old childrens vitamins?

How can you safely give a three year old childrens vitamins?

Yes,but: Most are not needed if the child has a normal diet. I don't like the "candy" vitamin preparations & prefer the liquids until you can have a conversation with the kid & warn them about taking "medicines" that are not theirs.Many a kid whose stomach i had pumped out told me they found their candy vitamin in the ladies purse. ...Read more

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Is enfagrow stage 2 formula safe to give to your two and three year old?

Is enfagrow stage 2 formula safe to give to your two and three year old?

Sure, but why?: A child with a normal diet never needs the "supplemental" next step formulas. Special needs children should be followed by a nutritionist to optimize growth potential and development. A lot of parents feel children in lower percentiles for weight need extra nutrition, but nearly always that's false. Please ask your pediatrician for a thorough nutritional check. ...Read more

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Any suggestions to relieve the coughing for my three year old and one year old; i can't give them any medicine?

Any suggestions to relieve the coughing for my three year old and one year old; i can't give them any medicine?

Cough in Kids: A severe or persisting cough must be evaluated by the pediatrician. It is possible that the cough is bronchitis or pneumonia. Some coughs need inhaled medicine as treatment. ...Read more

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What should I give my three year old for leg cramps?

What should I give my three year old for leg cramps?

Leg cramps: Make sure child doesnt have flat feet. Flat feet can give you referred pain or cramps to the legs. Check with your doctor or a podiatrist to see if he need orthotics. ...Read more

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What happens if the nurse makes a mistake and gives my 3 year old daughter the 65 adult high dose flu vaccine ?

What happens if the nurse makes a mistake and gives my 3 year old daughter the  65 adult high dose flu vaccine ?

Double check that an: error really occurred first. Usually doctors write for the flu shot, and the nurse, pharmacist, medical assistant or physician's assistant can give it. They usually check the preloaded syringe taking into account the weight/age specifications. If you suspect an error, contact the pediatrician ordering the meds, as the ultimate responsibility rests with her/him. ...Read more

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My three year old has a stomach bug with vomiting. Is it ok to give her a small piece of my Zofran or reglan (metoclopramide)?

My three year old has a stomach bug with vomiting. Is it ok to give her a small piece of my Zofran or reglan (metoclopramide)?

No: Both Reglan (metoclopramide) and zofran are powerful medications and should only be used under the direct supervision of a physician. These medications are typically prescribed in extreme or unique circumstances. Contact you pediatrician for follow up care regarding your child's current condition.. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) to a toddler?

Is it ok to  give kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) to a toddler?

No: We never recommend any medications to stop diarrhea. You may give florastor, which is a natural bacteria, and that may help the diarrhea resolve quicker. ...Read more

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To calm severe stomach flu-5 doses of kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) and three capletes of anti diarrhea med cause black stool?

To calm severe stomach flu-5 doses of kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) and three capletes of anti diarrhea med cause black stool?

Yes: The active ingredient in kaopectate--bismuth subsalicylate--turns stool a dark color. It can turn green or black and can persist a few days after stopping the medicine. If the black color lasts beyond three days after the medicine or is very dark or tarry (blood can cuase this change), see a doctor. ...Read more

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How often can my 3 year old have celestimine per day and at what dosage?

How often can my 3 year old have celestimine per day and at what dosage?

See Your Doctor Now: Need to know what symptoms your child has before recommending any treatment. Celestamine is used to treat cold symptoms. Studies show that antihistamines & decongestants alone or combined have no beneficial effect in pre-school children. Be aware children have limited communication skills; cues to severity or worsening illness are easily missed. See doctor now for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate dosage of amoxicillan for a 3 year old that is 40pounds?

What is the appropriate dosage of amoxicillan for a 3 year old that is 40pounds?

Depends on infection: For most infections these days, high dose Amoxicillin is prescribed which equates to 90 mg/ kg./day. For your 40 lb child, this would be a total of approxiamtely 1600 mg per day. So depending on the strength of your prescription--you could be prescribed a strength of 250/5 which would be ~2 tsp three times a day, or 400/5, which would be 2 tsp possibly given two times a day. It really can vary. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son is 32pounds and was given amoxicillin 400mg/5ml 100ml to take 5ml twice a day for strep. Take all&finish. Isn't the dosage too much

My 3 year old son is 32pounds and was given amoxicillin 400mg/5ml  100ml to take 5ml twice a day for strep. Take all&finish. Isn't the dosage too much

No, that dose is: fine. There is a dosing range depending on the child's weight, which is 40-80 mg/kg/day. He is 14.5 kg, so this dose is 55mg/kg/day, which is perfectly fine. ...Read more

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What should I feed my two to three year old baby?

What should I feed my two to three year old baby?

Your Food: Assuming no food allergies in the family, children two years old and older can eat and should eat whatever their parents are eating. Of course, that food should be mashable or cut into pea sized pieces. ...Read more

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What do I do if a three year old recieved 7.5ml of diametapp that was expired 2 months ago?

Dimatapp: It probably is ok. But i would now discard the medication, knowing that it is expired. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my three year old gets erections?

What does it mean if my three year old gets erections?

Normal : Erections are known to occur in normal kids at any age including the newborn period. It is viewed as a curiosity of nature rather than anything worrisome. Discuss the issue with your babies doctor at a routine visit if you wish. ...Read more

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My three year old has had diarah for three or more days what should I do?

My three year old has had diarah for three or more days what should I do?

Encourage fluids: The most important thing to do is to keep your child hydrated, as these illnesses can lead to dehydration. Encourage him/her to drink lots of fluids - offer them more frequently than normal. Pedialyte is the best thing for children to drink. If the child has fever, blood in the stools, or persistent diarrhea >1 week or shows signs of dehydration like decreased urination or lethargy, see your doc. ...Read more

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