Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: TASHI | 2007/06/22

Q.

21 MONTH OLD REFUSES MEDICINE

My 21 Month old daughter refuses to take her Medicine
I have tried everything, putting in Milk, in porridge she tastes it and then spits it out. What else can I do

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Medicines can be very difficult to give to this age group. Ask your pharmacist for a syringe and draw up the medicine into the syringe and administer the medicine slowly into her mouth. Many medicines in liquid form are not very nice tasting, so she may still try and spit them out.

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Posted by: Zetty | 2007/06/22

My mother gave both my children medicine in a syringe. You can find them at the pharmacy. what you do is you make a game of giving medicine. I have seen my mothing giving medicine and she pulls faces and go like a airplaine or something funny and then you use the syringe and "inject" it in the left side of their mouth. A sister told me once small children have this thing where as soon as you put liquid inside the mouth on the left hand side they automatically swallow. It is some kind of a reflex thing. My son is so used to the syringe he gives himselve medicine (3 years old)

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