One of the arduous tasks of being a mom and dad is to face each health problem with determination and determination until you see your little boy completely healed. However, 99% of treatments occur with the use of medications that are almost always not well accepted by children who, at the time of taking, end up crying, refusing to swallow, spitting and end up making dads very nervous. So we will try to make life easier for dads by giving some tips on how to give medicine to children in a more peaceful way.
Parents always take great care to preserve the health of the little ones, but not all care is always sufficient to keep them away from some diseases, viruses and bacteria, especially if they are already in school and have contact with several children, increasing even more. the ease of contracting. And at one time or another the child really gets sick, just like us adults. But the problem is not even that, after all we always knew that this could happen when we decided to be parents, right? Even though I was never prepared for that lol. But the problem is when it comes to treating and the difficulty in accepting children to take medicine.
First, it is good to always be aware of the importance and dangers of a medicine. It was developed to help improve a health problem, but if used improperly it can cause serious damage to the health of the child, in some cases leading to death. So the first step is always to follow the medical recommendations and never give anything because the neighbor, the sister-in-law, the cousin or whoever the person has indicated. After all, it is not because the medicine took effect on the cousin’s son that he will cure your problem. Organisms are different, illnesses and treatments are also diverse and should only be prescribed by a doctor after evaluating the child and the condition.
Second very important step, knowing the correct dose of the medication. Every medication has a specific dose for the patient’s weight and must be followed strictly. After the medical evaluation and confirmation of the child’s weight, the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medicine for the treatment and the appropriate dosage , which may indicate the options for the age, among pills, drops and syrups and different flavors, who knows, even facilitating the mom’s life when giving the medicine to the child. After all, everything that tastes better has a better acceptance among the little ones. In addition to the correct dosage, schedules must also be respected, so preferably write down in the medicine box the times of the next dose so that it is not lost and gives improperly.
Every medication comes in its box with a doser or measure to make life easier for dads and thus not give the wrong dosage. Reading the package insert is also a way to understand and confirm all the doctor’s requirements and recommendations regarding the dosage and reason for the remedy for each type of disease and health problem.
Tips and Tricks for Getting the Medicine to Children
We explained all the important details about giving the medicine safely to children, but what about finishing the procedure and making it swallow? Rs It is such a run, cry, scream and lock your mouth that we moms are already used to all this staging. However, there are some tricks that can help at that time and make them take the medication without a face and ugly face, that they don’t even know they are taking. The best tactic to give the medicine to children is to mix it in some food, liquid or in the food itself. However, you should ask the doctor if the medication in question can be offered in this way and in what type of food is recommended. It can usually be diluted in a little milk or if it is compressed, mashed and mixed in the food. But some cannot be mixed with any component, which can cut the effect so it is always a good idea to confirm.
The best way to give medicine to children in liquid or syrup form, especially for those who do not accept it so well, is through a syringe. Some medicines have already exchanged the old dosing cup, for the syringe just thinking about this facility. Just take the correct dosage, hold the child and inject it into the mouth causing it to swallow. Talking like that seems easy, right? Rs But no it is not !! Children or babies who do not accept to take the medicine, even in the syringe, in the cup or in any way they will cry. So the best way is to count on the help of another person who can hold your hands, and you position the syringe at the mouth entrance so that the liquid enters the side, on the cheeks.
Squeezing the cheeks slightly by opening the mouth a little will prevent the child from being able to spit out the medicine. Another tip is to give a little blow on the child’s face, which will make him have the reflex to swallow and not have time to put it out. If even with the tricks you are unable to give the medication requested by the doctor, perhaps the solution is to take it by injection . The vast majority of children are also very afraid of the injection, but the problem is solved in one go. Never, ever bargain your child to accept the medicine !! A good conversation explaining why he has to take it should be enough for him to understand and make exchanges and blackmail for him to accept, it is not healthy !!
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.