Your baby’s feeling unwell and you wish you could ease his discomfort. Here are some medications you can safely give your baby.
By Health Promotion Board in collaboration with Dr. Angelia Chua, Consultant Family Physician, NHGP.
Paracetamol is commonly used to treat pain and fever in children. The correct dose of paracetamol depends on your child’s weight. The usual dose of paracetamol is 10-15mg per kg (of your child’s weight), taken once every 4 to 6 hours, up to 4 times in 24 hours if needed.
Have a bottle of calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream handy to sooth your baby’s delicate skin when the bugs just prove too much.
A few drops of saline (salt water) spray or nasal drops will loosen and clear your baby’s stuffy nose, helping him breathe easier and sleep better within minutes.
Anti-gas medication that contains simethicone will help to reduce the amount of gas in the baby’s stomach and help him feel better.
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Your baby’s crying and you’ve made the call to the doctor. The doctor instructs you on what medicine to give as well as the dosage, and you put down the phone.
The second you hang up, you realise it’s already past midnight and none of the nearby pharmacies are open! To avoid such a scenario, stock up on the medicine and remedies for the little one and put it in a handy box.
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This article was last reviewed on
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
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