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How do I work an oral syringe?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics
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In brief: Pull in, push out

With the plunger pushed in, insert it into the medicine.
Slowly pull the plunger out to suck liquid into the syringe. Once you have the amount needed, put the syringe in the child's mouth and gently push the plunger in to push the medicine into their mouth. If your child tries to tongue-block or spit it out, insert the syringe quickly past the tongue along the inside of the cheek before injecting.

In brief: Pull in, push out

With the plunger pushed in, insert it into the medicine.
Slowly pull the plunger out to suck liquid into the syringe. Once you have the amount needed, put the syringe in the child's mouth and gently push the plunger in to push the medicine into their mouth. If your child tries to tongue-block or spit it out, insert the syringe quickly past the tongue along the inside of the cheek before injecting.
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Dr. Gregg Alexander
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: See doctor

Ask your doctor or nurse practitioner for advice.
Most syringe supplied medications have instructions in the box. If you are using a syringe in lieu of a spoon or other device, then check with above for help.

In brief: See doctor

Ask your doctor or nurse practitioner for advice.
Most syringe supplied medications have instructions in the box. If you are using a syringe in lieu of a spoon or other device, then check with above for help.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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