Before you give your child antibiotics, ask your doctor about the following: - whether the drug side effects, if Yes, how to avoid them and to help the child when necessary;- how many times a day to give drug, after a period of time before or after a meal;- in what dosages to administer the drug (this depends not only on preparation but also the age and weight of the child).
Remember that antibiotics are not a universal remedy for all diseases. They do not treat viral infections: colds, influenza, SARS, measles, rubella, cough, acute bronchitis, sore throat in addition to strep throat and some intestinal diseases. So, if your baby is suddenly sick with the flu or a cold, don't run to the pharmacy for antibiotics. Drugs not only do not help, but can cause even greater harm.
Giving the child an antibiotic, be sure to pay attention to how it will work. The child should improve health, to lower the temperature of and appear appetite. Don't let the child together with antibiotics, antipyretic drugs.
Do not interrupt the treatment even if the child has become a better feel. 2-3 days of taking the drug antibiotics can kill only some bacteria and the other part will remain and will reproduce. This can lead to a new disease to treat which will be much harder.
Let's medicine to a child at a certain time. Accurately measure the required dose of the drug. Never let the child more or less prescribed by a doctor medications.
Typically, for young children antibiotics come in the form of a sweet syrup with a measuring spoon or syringe. If a drug is tableted, take the necessary part of the pill crush it into a powder in a teaspoon, add a small amount of water and give the child.
At the time of antibiotics include in the diet yogurt, this will help to avoid dysbiosis. Babies often put to the breast, and the child is not breastfeeding let's mix with probiotics.
Never self-medicate. To make an accurate diagnosis and determine the right antibiotics to treat the child, you can not. It is, therefore, a question ask for help to the doctor.