Pediatric Medications Tips

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Can my medication be specially flavored?

Special flavorings

Some pharmacies can specially flavor your child's medication. This usually costs a nominal fee, but can make even the pickiest child want to take their medicine.

Should I purchase a medication device?

Teaspoons and syringes

It is important to have special dosing devices for your child. Never use a household teaspoon or tablespoon. These are not accurate. Infants typically do the best with the syringe type, while older kids can use the medicine spoons or cups.

How can I enhance the taste of my antibiotic liquid?

The taste factor

Antibiotics usually need to be taken for 5 to 14 days, depending on the illness and the medication. This is a long time when your child fights every dose. Many antibiotics can be put in formula or milk or applesauce (ALWAYS ask first). This can help with the taste factor.

How do I instill ear drops?

How to instill

To apply ear drops in your child, have him or her sit with the affected ear pointing up. Pull the ear lobe down and back (up and out for adults) and instill the drop. Try to keep the ear up for 2 to 3 minutes.

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