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Is it safe to give a 2month old dimetapp?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: I never would
A 2 mo is dependent on their nasal passages to breathe.
The don't routinely use their open mouth to augment breathing until 4-6m. Dimetapp and similar drugs (once prescription meds) work by drying secretions,thickening the buggers, making any drainage in a babies nose thicker. Useing this is one way to make it harder for them to breathe. Nasal saline washout is the best Rx for a 2 mo.

In brief: I never would
A 2 mo is dependent on their nasal passages to breathe.
The don't routinely use their open mouth to augment breathing until 4-6m. Dimetapp and similar drugs (once prescription meds) work by drying secretions,thickening the buggers, making any drainage in a babies nose thicker. Useing this is one way to make it harder for them to breathe. Nasal saline washout is the best Rx for a 2 mo.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
In brief: Dimetapp
No. Otc cold medications have been shown to be useless in treating colds in children less than 6 years old.
In addition, side effects can make their condition worse and cause diagnostic problems.

In brief: Dimetapp
No. Otc cold medications have been shown to be useless in treating colds in children less than 6 years old.
In addition, side effects can make their condition worse and cause diagnostic problems.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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