Doses Of Cough Medicine In Children?
I want to ask if the child is 1 year 9 months, what is the correct dosage to give the drug ozen cetirizine HCI, yesterday I gave 0.6 ml, is that true?
Hello Katharinadrexel, Thank you for the question.
You are strongly discouraged from giving drugs carelessly without doctor's instructions / advice to children under 2 years of age especially if the medicine you use is hard drugs. Cetirizine syrup is a red label drug, the use of which must be in accordance with a doctor's prescription. Cetirizine is an antihistamine class of drugs that works to treat allergic symptoms such as colds, nasal congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, itchy eyes, itchy throat, and biduran. This medicine is not suitable for coughing. Improper administration of drugs causes a person to be exposed to the side effects of drugs that can actually be avoided. To determine the dose of the drug also depends on the severity of the child's condition and the child's response to treatment.
What other symptoms does your child experience? The cause of cough itself is very diverse in children You must first know the cause of cough in children to find the appropriate treatment. Some of the causes of cough in children are: colds, colds, laryngitis, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gastric acid reflux. Especially for children under 2 years of age, administration of drugs must be very careful. Therefore, the best step is to consult with a doctor first, especially if the complaints cough lasts more than 2 weeks or if accompanied by high fever, difficulty / shortness of breath, the child looks blue, and fatigue. The doctor needs to ask questions and answers to find out your child's symptoms, physically examine your child, and do other tests if necessary such as blood tests or X-rays. The results of this examination will be used by doctors to determine further treatment.
In the meantime, please do the following:
Take care of your child's food and drink intake, including breast milk / formula milk
prevent children from cigarette smoke and other air pollution
always keep your hands clean when caring for children
Monitor the child's body temperature regularly with a thermometer. If you have a fever, you can compress ordinary water on the child's forehead, armpits, and groin
You can use a humidifier to prevent air from drying out. Dry air can cause the nose and throat to dry out and trigger coughing
Hopefully this information helps you.