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Doctor insights on: What Is Fenistil Drops For Babies

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My baby is 2 months old and he has cold. Is it ok to give him fenistil drops?

My baby is 2 months old and he has cold. Is it ok to give him fenistil drops?

No: We don't use cold medications or antihistamines (like Fenistil) in young babies. For moderate (or worse) symptoms in a 2 month-old such as coughing, crying, or runny nose, the baby's doctor or the emergency room needs to see the baby. Two months is very young, and such babies need to have their illnesses evaluated unless symptoms are very mild. If very mild, one can talk with the doctor by phone. ...Read more

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25 drops of fenistil drops for 6 months baby. ...is it safe?

25 drops of fenistil drops for 6 months baby. ...is it safe?

Yes, use it properly: The drug is safe for a six month old, the range of daily dose for infants is 0-30 drops per day, check the package insert and follow directions. Read also to familiarize yourself with side-effects - GI complaints, dehydration, etc. ...Read more

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HI, My 2 week son is having allergy/Hives and paediatrician advised Fenistil drops for him. Can yo please advise if it is safe for 2 week old baby? Tx

HI, My 2 week son is having allergy/Hives and paediatrician advised Fenistil drops for him. Can yo please advise if it is safe for 2 week old baby? Tx

I would not: Recommended this medicine for this child this young. I know this medicine is available worldwide and used for various allergic conditions in adults and older children. ...Read more

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Can I use anti histamine Fenistil gel (Dimethindene Maleate) for a bite while I'm in very early pregnancy?

Can I use anti histamine Fenistil gel (Dimethindene Maleate) for a bite while I'm in very early pregnancy?

No major risk: Most antihistamines are considered safe for pregnancy (Category B) nowadays although I am not familiar with the product you are using. I do not expect any measurable absorption from the topical application of an antihistamine on the skin and thus it would be extremely unlikely that even if a trace of it gets to the fetus. A hydrocortisone cream would work better on an itchy insect bite. ...Read more

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My 11 month baby had cold before 2 days n still hav runy nose the doctor gave her 9 drops of fenistil twice daily for 5 days is it safe to give her?

My 11 month baby had cold before 2 days n still hav runy nose the doctor gave her 9 drops of fenistil twice daily for 5 days is it safe to give her?

Unnecessary: In the US we believe the use of such antihistamine products in infants is often unnecessary and potentially harmful. While possibly safe, one effect is thickening secretions/drainage. This can lead to narrowing of their nasal airway and more work of breathing. I haven't used such products in that age for decades. It does give you something to do, which is the only value some see in it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my 39 day baby fenistil dropps and for how long becausd she don't sleep at all?

Is it ok to give my 39 day baby fenistil dropps and for how long becausd she don't sleep at all?

No: Babies that age are programmed to breast feed about every 2-3 hours, or formula feed every 3-4 hours. Don't expect to get much sleep during the first 3-4, months or so. Encourage Dad to help change and feed by pumping breast milk for night-time use. No reason for both of you to be exhausted. Sorry--it just comes with the territory. Make sure they are fed, dry, and comfortable. NO MEDS needed! ...Read more

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My two month baby has serve cough and chest congestion prescribe me some medicines and fenistil is fine for him?

My two month baby has serve cough and chest congestion prescribe me some medicines and fenistil is fine for him?

Cough: We are in the middle of the RSV season. That is the most common cause of cough right now in children. A 2 month with a severe cough needs to see the doctor to check for this and other infections. Your baby is too young to let this infection run its course. Testing oxygen levels and listening to the lungs for infection is essential. Let's go soon! ...Read more

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The doctor give me this medicine for my baby 6 month how suffering from eczema the Alergosone and neoday & primalan and fenistil please advise?

The doctor give me this medicine for my baby 6 month how suffering from eczema the Alergosone and neoday & primalan and fenistil please advise?

Most important: Topical is barrier repair cream to protect the skin from the environment. See derm for treatment options. Do not recommend high potency steroids for infants ...Read more

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Can I take an oral anti histamin (Certirizin) and also apply topical gel dimetindene maleate (Fenistil) for a bee sting? I only have local reaction

Can I take an oral anti histamin (Certirizin) and also apply topical gel dimetindene maleate (Fenistil) for a bee sting? I only have local reaction

Yes.: Taking an antihistamine can reduce the local reaction of a bee sting, as can topical antihistamines. Beware, some topical antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can actually sensitize the skin and make reactions worse. Also, if you have any lip, tongue or breathing symptoms, please see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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12mo daughter w/ cold&cough. Pedia said to give 8drops fenistil twice daily&2 ml prospan twice daily. The mucus from nose is clear&hear mucus in coughin?

12mo daughter w/ cold&cough. Pedia said to give 8drops fenistil twice daily&2 ml prospan twice daily. The mucus from nose is clear&hear mucus in coughin?

Infants cold & cough: Fenistil is an antihistamine, not available in the U.S. Prospan is also not available here. General speaking American Academic of Pediatrics does not support treatment of common colds of viral origin in infants and children with cough or cold medication. Supportive measures such as warm fluid, nasal saline irrigation and hydration. The viral illness has to go to its course about 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Hi. 7 months pregnant woman can use fenistil for runny nose?

Hi. 7 months pregnant woman can use fenistil for runny nose?

Fenistil: Since we don't know the effects of fenistil in pregnant women you are better off using salt water nose drops for your runny nose ...Read more

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Hello, My son, 6 months now was prescribed Fenistil for common cold and runny nose not assiciated with allergy. Is it ok?

Hello, My son, 6 months now was prescribed Fenistil for common cold and runny nose not assiciated with allergy. Is it ok?

Off label use.: Fenistil is an anti allergy medication used for itching and rashes due to allergy. It can relieve inflammation. It has antihistamine and anticholinergic effects and is a stronger medication than I would consider using in a six month old child. Cold symptoms at this age are best treated with simple measures such as saline nose drops to relieve congestion and Tylenol for discomfort or fever. ...Read more

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I have a mosquito bite on my upper lip... Is it okay to put Fenistil Gel on it? My mom told me to do so, but I'm not sure...

I have a mosquito bite on my upper lip... Is it okay to put Fenistil Gel on it? My mom told me to do so, but I'm not sure...

Yes: Assuming you have the version containing dimetindene, it is ok to use. However I do not normally recommend using topical antihistamine because some become sensitized to it. The most effective topical med for mosquito bites for me is campho-phenique ...Read more

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A derma tologist gave me elecom cream and fenistil gel for allergy in my feet, I am pregnant in 8 months, is it harmful? How it took to remove itching?

A derma tologist gave me elecom cream and fenistil gel for allergy in my feet, I am pregnant in 8 months, is it harmful? How it took to remove itching?

Safe: The amount of Serum concentration from topical use of these creams is minuscule and really will not harm the growing baby inside you. If you have open sores, that is a different story. Do not any Creams on open sores or open area of the skin while pregnant unless you ask the OB dr. First. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Why did the number of american women breastfeeding their babies drop dramaticly after wwii?

Why did the number of american women breastfeeding their babies drop dramaticly after wwii?

Overlapping issues: This era saw many changes in family life. Many women worked outside the home & needed an easier way to feed the child. Soon after the first antibiotics (wwii), we had staph outbreaks in nurseries with germs that weren't killed by penicillin.Many thought breast feeding spread the germs so babies were wrapped in sterile blankets & bottle fed. A home made formula was promoted & the rest is history. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate age for babies to take cherifer drops?

What is the appropriate age for babies to take cherifer drops?

Never: This looks primarily to be a vitamin drop to me. Babies do need 400 IU of vitamin D daily. Other than this, your breastmilk and formula (assuming it is adequately DHA supplemented using optimal global DHA levels) contains all the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs to grow. If you are breastfeeding, then three times a week seafood is optimal for DHA secretion into milk. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate age for babies to take cherifer drops?

What is the appropriate age for babies to take cherifer drops?

Cherifer: Is an herbal supplement which has not been evaluated by the FDA. Therefore, general guidelines as to safe dose and age indications have not been established. ...Read more

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How much concentrated iburpofren infant's drops should I give my 8 lb baby. Of 2 weeks and 6 days?

How much concentrated iburpofren infant's drops should I give my 8 lb baby. Of 2 weeks and 6 days?

?? Why??: This med is never given to infants that young. It can injure the kidneys. Beyond that, why are you giving a baby that young pain medication? If it has fever >100.4 it needs to go to the ER immediately. If you assume there is pain, consult with your pediatrician before giving anything, s/he may want you to bring baby in for an evaluation. Put those drops away until at least 6 months. ...Read more

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How early can an infant take gas drops?

How early can an infant take gas drops?

Any age: Children's gas drops (most contain Simethicone & others are "homeopathic") are often okay to give to young infants, including newborns. However, you should read the indications & instructions for any product and consult your Pediatrician if you feel something more serious could be going on. ...Read more

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Does a drop of formula prepared 5 hours ago given by mistake to a 2 months old infant have high risk of hurting him? Plz I'm afraid and I need answer

Does a drop of formula prepared 5 hours ago given by mistake to a 2 months old infant have high risk of hurting him? Plz I'm afraid and I need answer

No: If pt had a "drop" of formula prepared 5 hrs ago nothing is going to happen to him/her. I think even if pt had a full feeding of formula prepared 5 hrs ago nothing would happen. Of course always better to refrigerate excess formula. ...Read more

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Does gas drops vause babies to get constipated?

Does gas drops vause babies to get constipated?

Probably not.: For most babies, simethicone oral drops are used. There are no reported side effects for this medication. However, if the need for the gas drops involves constipation, perhaps that should be addressed as well. Certainly anything is possible; however, in my 30 years of pediatric office practice, I have never had a parent complain to me that simethicone drops constipate. Another gas medicine might. ...Read more

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Is t minic drops safe for infant of 5 months.

Is t minic drops safe for infant of 5 months.

Not recommended: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using decongestants and cough medications for infants. Saline rinses and suction are however helpful with nasal congestion and cough. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use oral drops for 2 m infant to relief gases, can you advice for good ones?

Is it safe to use oral drops for 2 m infant to relief gases, can you advice for good ones?

Wide range: It is safe. There are plenty different ones - mylicon, gripe water etc. There is no one thing that is " the best". Different medicines work for different babies. You will have to try and see. ...Read more

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Is gripe water the same as mylicon drops for babies?

Is gripe water the same as mylicon drops for babies?

No: The chemistries are different. The gas drops are supposed to break down the bubbles to pass in an easier fashion. Gripe contains a number of products traditionally used to calm the baby, in small quantities. Whether it works is not clear, as are the gas drops. ...Read more

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Does using gripe water along with dentinox colic drops for babies have side effects? Sedative? Harmful?

Does using gripe water along with dentinox colic drops for babies have side effects? Sedative? Harmful?

Usually ok: Doctors usually don't give babies any medications, even over-the-counter items, unless there's good benefit. A mom can bring the items to the doctor to check the ingredients, but a little bit of a trusted brand of gas drops and gripe water drops are ok to try. They may or may not help any colicky symptoms. If they don't seem to help, then they shouldn't be used. ...Read more