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.
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17-04-2016 06:55 #1
17-04-2016 07:07 #2
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.
17-04-2016 07:12 #3
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
17-04-2016 07:17 #4Senior Member
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Can you try hiding it in yoghurt?
17-04-2016 07:25 #5
17-04-2016 07:40 #6
Which Ab is it? One of the ones used to treat WC can't be given with dairy
17-04-2016 07:43 #7
17-04-2016 07:44 #8
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 07:47.
17-04-2016 07:45 #9
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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