Rules For Taking Antibiotics For Babies Aged 10 Days?
Good morning. I have a 10-day-old baby weighing 3.1kg. The pediatrician said My baby’s skin had an infection because it had not been washed for a few days and white spots appeared as if there was water in the pores. Doctors prescribe Lapicef cefadroxil antibiotics. 2×0.3ml. And topical ointment. After 4 days I took medicine. But the medicine is still a lot. After taking 1 week, the medicine turns out to be still, all right, but must continue until the HBs or stop. I don’t know if the medicine expires after 7 days.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. The correct use of drugs is indeed an important step in the healing process. Using drugs incorrectly can actually prolong the recovery process and in some cases, can even cause new problems.
Regarding your question, drugs that usually need to be consumed are depleted that contain antibiotics. This drug is still given even though the person has recovered because to ensure there are no bacteria left in his body. If antibiotics are stopped even though there are still bacteria left over, the bacteria will become stronger and more difficult to cure than before. So, for drugs that contain antibiotics should be spent according to doctor's orders.
However, this often applies to drugs in the form of pills, capsules or powder because the amount can be easily calculated. In the form of syrup drugs, it is often difficult to measure so that the determination of when to finish taking the medicine is in the judgment of the doctor. It can be 5 days, 7 days or 10 days depending on the severity of the disease. If the medicine given to your child is in the form of syrup and you forget how many days you were asked to take the medicine to your child, the best step is to ask the doctor again, and in the meantime, continue to give antibiotics as usual. If it is difficult to see the same doctor, you can find another general practitioner.
As for the other topical medication, if there is no order to finish, it is okay if it is not continued if the complaint has improved, and regarding your concern that the medicine is stale, the drug will not be stale as soon as it is stored properly, generally at room temperature and not exposed to direct sunlight. Then after you finish using the drug, immediately discard even if it is still left. So, hopefully answering your question.