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Is there a medicine that can help cure nec in kids?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Antibiotics

There is no definitive cause of nec, however most suspect it has to do with an immature intestinal system, alterations in blood flow and rapid escalation of milk feedings.
Antibiotics for 10-14 days are generally recommended for infants with nec. Sometimes surgery may be needed as well.

In brief: Antibiotics

There is no definitive cause of nec, however most suspect it has to do with an immature intestinal system, alterations in blood flow and rapid escalation of milk feedings.
Antibiotics for 10-14 days are generally recommended for infants with nec. Sometimes surgery may be needed as well.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
4 doctors agree

In brief: Antibiotics

Antibiotics can be used to treat nec.

In brief: Antibiotics

Antibiotics can be used to treat nec.
Dr. Janet Meller
Dr. Janet Meller
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Depends

There is no medicine that can prevent nec.
Antibiotics and bowel rest, decompression, and close surveillance are necessary to manage the baby.

In brief: Depends

There is no medicine that can prevent nec.
Antibiotics and bowel rest, decompression, and close surveillance are necessary to manage the baby.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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