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How to Administer Medicine

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When you have a sick baby, it's a terrible feeling. You wish there were something you could do, to make your little one feel better. However, aside from TLC and giving her medication prescribed by her doctor, there isn't much left for mom to do. Giving baby medication can leave you feeling anxious, especially if she fights you. Thomas Whalen, M.D. of Centerville Clinics in Bentleyville, PA offers some advice. "If possible, give your baby his or her medication in the morning. They will fight less, as they are usually somewhat rested. If your baby simply refuses the medication, or spits it out, try mixing it in with a favorite food, or juice. Just make sure that baby takes all of what you give her. Hold your baby securely when giving medications, and remain relaxed."

Dr. Whalen also offers the following information:
If the medicine you are giving your baby comes with a dropper, make sure to wash it before and after each use.
Discard any unused medications. It is possible for your baby to become ill from using medicines taken during the previous illness.
If your baby's symptoms do not subside after 48 hours, contact your pediatrician.
Also contact your doctor if you are suspicious of an allergic reaction. Symptoms can include fever, rash, and/or hives.

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