Childhood Diseases

Posted by: R | 2010/08/26


Giving medicine

I am at my wits end. My little girl is 2 years, 5 months old. She''s rarely sick, but everyone in the family got bronchitis, and she picked it up as well. She''s been coughing on and off for about 2 months now. The paediatrician prescribed Orelox jnr, 7.5ml twice a day, a nose spray, and then Ferrimed as well, twice a day, because her iron level is only 6. The problem is I can''t get the Ferrimed (that tastes good) or the Orelox (that tastes horrible) in. I''ve tried mixing it with sugar, chocolate, bribing her, blowing in the face, forcing it down etc. She just spits everything out, and if I do manage to get a bit in she manages to make herself sick and it comes back out. It is a half an hour struggle every morning and evening to try and get it in. What should I do?

Expert's Reply



This is a common problem.Try mixing the medicines with a little ice cream or with apple sauce. Another possibility is to mix the medicines in a small amount of cranberry juice.

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