Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: PIXUE | 2008/07/25

Q.

ANTIBIOTIC AND GENERAL MED PROBLEM

MY DAUGHTER IS 3 YEARS OLD. SINCE HER BIRTH SHE HAS NEVER BEEN ABLE TO TAKE HER MEDS AND ANTIBIOTICS WHEN SHE' S BEEN ILL. WE' VE DILUTED THE MEDS WITH A BIT OF WATER, WE' VE GIVEN IT TO HER SLOWLY, WE' VE GIVEN IT TO HER FAST, WE' VE GIVEN IT TO HER ON A FULL STOMACH, ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. NO MATTER WHAT WE DO 1 x MED/ANTIBIOTIC IS EQUIVALENT TO ONE MAJOR PUKING SESSION. I FEEL SORRY FOR HER!!! IT GOES DOWN AND COMES DIRECTLY OUT AGAIN. WHAT CAN THE PROBLEM BE?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is an exteremly common problem. If she ever needs antibiotics again she will need to take a once daily dose for the shortest period, usually 3 days. The dose is best given slowly using a syringe in her mouth, directing the nozzle of the syringe towards the inside of her cheek.If this still fails the only other option is to give the antibiotic intravenously once daily.

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