Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: | 2017/08/22

Q.

Betanoid Syrup.

My 2 month old son was given betanoid syrup to treat his eczema. However the doctor didn't advise how long I need to give him. He takes 2.5mls once a day. Must he finish the bottle

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2017/08/23

Your baby should NOT be on Betanoid syrup at all. He is far too young to get this medicine. Betanoid is a very strong cortisone medicine. In any case treating eczema with an oral cortisone is NOT the way to treat eczema. It is very important for you to take your baby to see a paediatrician, preferably a paediatric allergist, so that he can be properly diagnosed and treated. Please mention that your baby has been given Betanoid.

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