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    DS is on a precautionary 7 day course of antibiotics. We are waiting for results for whooping cough. So just to be safe we are doing antibiotics.
    DS has only had them once before and he took it quite fine. This time he's screaming and carrying on and spitting them out when we go to give it to him. DF had to sort of pin DS arms down n I had to try n get him swallow small amounts. DF goes back to work tomorrow so I have to do the antibiotics myself.
    Do u have any tips or tricks you use for your child?
    I tried bribery this morning lol didn't work. DS is 2.

    Thanks!!

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    I have had to wrap dd in a towel before so she can't thrash around. She grits her teeth so I squeeze a little bit at a time as far back in the side of her mouth as possible so it goes in behind her molars and she has no choice but to swallow. It's distressing but needs to be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    I have had to wrap dd in a towel before so she can't thrash around. She grits her teeth so I squeeze a little bit at a time as far back in the side of her mouth as possible so it goes in behind her molars and she has no choice but to swallow. It's distressing but needs to be done.
    Eek! That sounds horrible! If I have to do it that way I will just have to. He needs the antibiotics. So he has no choice. Especially if his test comes back positive! We may need to do them longer.
    I do try to get as far back as possible but like your dd he grits his teeth and squeezes his mouth closed. Maybe I need to go smaller amounts and just endure it longer lol

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    Can you try hiding it in yoghurt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Can you try hiding it in yoghurt?
    He hasn't been eating yoghurts lately. Seems to have gone off them at the moment. I thought about trying to mix it in his milk in the morning but I think he'd know straight away because it's more a paste and wouldn't drink it.

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    Which Ab is it? One of the ones used to treat WC can't be given with dairy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    Which Ab is it? One of the ones used to treat WC can't be given with dairy
    Oh! I wasn't told that. I think (without going n checking lol) its bactrim.

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    No Bactrim is fine. It should have a little yellow sticker if it's a no dairy one ;-)

    Eta-duh, come to think of it the no dairy one doesn't come in a suspension so wouldn't be prescribed for a 2yr old.
    Last edited by Ngaiz; 17-04-2016 at 08:47.

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    You could also try a little a little bit of honey or maple syrup.

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    Hubby and I used to prep our DS well in advance of when the antibiotics were due to be given eg "hey Daddy. DS gets to have special medicine tonight. I want special medicine but can't as it's only for DS" (insert real life sad face). Then bring out the little measurement syringe, explain what it is and let DS play with it.

    May not work though for you if you're already at the stage if pinning DS down (kids have good memories).


 

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