Can Babies Be Given Medication When They Are Sick?

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Hello wr.wb …. Good night. Can a 6 month baby be given medication, especially if he is sick?

1 Answer:

Hello Aira, Thank you for the question.


The immune system of a young baby is not well developed so that the baby is prone to infection. In addition to the immune system, the baby's organs also tend to be underdeveloped and not working optimally, so giving medicines to babies must be in accordance with doctor's recommendations. What pain do you mean in the context of the question above? To answer your question, of course, depends on the disease that the baby has. For example, for fever, you can give your baby paracetamol which is usually adjusted for the baby's weight or if you are in doubt follow the directions for use on the drug packaging. Regarding the use of other drugs, you should still consult with your doctor because not all drugs can be given to babies aged 6 months. The side effects of the drugs used depend on the type of drug. If you do not use the medicine as directed by your doctor, then this can have the potential to have bigger side effects in your baby.


You should always consult a doctor if your baby has certain health complaints before giving your baby medicine to avoid unwanted things.


Hope this information is helpful.


Dr. Aloisia

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