Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Makayla | 2012/07/04

Q.

re: Calpol

Hi Doc, I think my baby girl is going through teething lately because she struggles to go to sleep in the evenings after her bath whereas before she slept straight after her bath. The only thing that makes her sleep and stop crying is 1.5ml of Calpol in a syringe. Is it dangerous to use say once a day in the evenings? Last night I didn''t have to give her any but the previous night I did. Is it safe to use often?

I have tried teething gels, prodol and nothing seems to help except the calpol?

thank doc

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Calpol which is paracetamol is safe to use in the correct dose in infants. Try to give Calpol to your baby as seldom as possible, but certainly if she needs a single dose per day this should be safe for her.

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