Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lizelle | 2011-03-29

Q.

Sedative

Good day Doctor, What would you recommend as a mild sedative for my 3 year old daughter (17kg)? She does not have any medical conditions. She has never been a good sleeper and we will be doing a fair bit of flying in the next couple of weeks. Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Sedatives re not recommneded for young children as they usually have the opposite effect and children may become very unhappy and hyperactive when given sedatives. You can try Rescue remedy for children which has a calming effect on most children of this age.

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