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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 06:50 AM   1
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Calpol at 8 weeks??


My LO has woke up today with a really bad cough My 6 year old was at the drs yesterday for the same thing, as hes had a bad cough for 2 weeks, and the dr gave him anibiotics.
LO seems a bit grizzly, and coughing quite a bit. Can I give him calpol? Because he'd have had it after his 8 week jabs anyway (which he was due yesterday, but we forgot! although i suppose its a good thing as they dont give them if LO is ill) And how much calpol? A full dose?



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 07:00 AM   2
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I gave LO Calpol at 8 weeks, like you said after jabs. I can't see any harm in it, I know it's 2 months+ but theres not much in it.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 07:03 AM   3
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i agree with terridee, i also gave Lily calpol at 8 weeks after he jabs x



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 07:07 AM   4
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LO had calpol before 2 months (6 weeks) because of a bad ear infection, its only realy a guidline because even newborns of drug addicts are given calpol in hopital.
I did check with dr, hv, chemists and all that first and they said as long as hes a good weight (the guidline is actualy based on weight and its just that 2 months is the adverage for being that weight) and generaly a healthy child, ie not premature or other medical problems then it was fine



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 07:13 AM   5
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LO had calpol before 2 months (6 weeks) because of a bad ear infection, its only realy a guidline because even newborns of drug addicts are given calpol in hopital.
I did check with dr, hv, chemists and all that first and they said as long as hes a good weight (the guidline is actualy based on weight and its just that 2 months is the adverage for being that weight) and generaly a healthy child, ie not premature or other medical problems then it was fine



Well if its really based on weight im sure he'll be fine, as hes a little porker!!
Do i give the full dose?



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 07:20 AM   6
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Iv just checked the box, and it says for 2-3 months, whereas it used to just say 3 months. So iv given him 2.5ml, but i think most of it came back out. He wasnt a fan



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 07:20 AM   7
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I gave 2ml so just under the normal dose just as a procaution.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 07:46 AM   8
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We don't have Calpol over here, but we have Tylenol and we were able to give that to him when he was 2 months old. Especially after his shots!



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 08:18 AM   9
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Niamg had calpol at 2 days old in hospital and at 5 weeks old on the advice of a primecare doctor over the phone.



 
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