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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Anon | 2008/01/14

Q.

Acidic urine while teething

I read somewhere that you can give a toddler citric soda to neutrilize their urine, while they are teething (to prevent nappy rash). However, I went to my chemist to find out how much, how often, etc. and they insisted that you shouldn't give citric soda to small children, and that I must just give him lots of water to drink.

My son is 16 months, and is busy cutting quite a few teeth at once, and has been getting nappy rash, then it clears up (with plain baby powder), then it's back again. So, he doesn't just have the sore gums, but a sore bum too.

Advice please.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Don't even think about giving him Citro soda at his age.Use a good nappy cream such as Bepanthen and don't give him fruit juices of any kind while he is teething.

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Posted by: lulu | 2008/04/16

i have abdominal pains sometymes and i was once told to take citro soda and some time the discharges are not k.

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