What infant medicine should I have on hand?

What medicine should I have on hand?

Types of medications to have on-hand

  • Allergy medication. Depending on the time of year and where you live, well-stocked medicine cabinets should contain eye drops and antihistamines. …
  • Anti-bacterial cream or ointment. …
  • Decongestant. …
  • Pain reliever. …
  • Anti-diarrheal. …
  • Calamine lotion. …
  • Activated charcoal. …
  • Adhesive bandages.

What medicines should not be given to infants?

8 medications you shouldn’t give your baby

  • Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) …
  • Advil or Motrin (ibuprofen) …
  • Cough syrups. …
  • Benadryl (diphenhydramine) …
  • Gravol (dimenhydrinate) …
  • Nasal drops like Otrivin (xylometazoline) …
  • Teething gels like Orajel (benzocaine) …
  • Senokot (senna glycoside)

What are the 7 must have medicines?

10 common medicines and first aid supplies to have at home

  • Have a list of emergency instructions. …
  • Acetaminophen and an NSAID. …
  • Aspirin. …
  • Antihistamine. …
  • Decongestant, cough suppressant and flu relief medicine. …
  • Antacids. …
  • Antibiotic ointment. …
  • Bandages.

What are the best over-the-counter meds?

Best over-the-counter (OTC) drugs for common ailments

  • For gas. BUY BEANO. If you’re already gassy, it’s probably too late to do much about it. …
  • For heartburn. BUY TUMS. …
  • For diarrhea. BUY BOTH. …
  • For constipation. BUY MIRALAX. …
  • For PMS symptoms. BUY ALEVE. …
  • For allergies. BUY EITHER. …
  • For migraines. BUY EITHER. …
  • For congestion. BUY AFRIN.
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What is the best medicine for infant fever?

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) help lower fever in children. Your child’s doctor may tell you to use both types of medicine. In children under 3 months of age, call your child’s provider first before giving them medicines. Know how much your child weighs.

Can you give medicine to baby while sleeping?

Children’s Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Children’s Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) will usually do the trick. Though acetaminophen can be used in children as young as 2 months old, ibuprofen can only be used in children 6 months and older.

Can a 2 month old take medicine?

Never give a baby under 2 months old any medication, not even an over-the-counter one, that’s not recommended or prescribed by a doctor.

Can I mix baby medicine with formula?

A good tip for getting babies to take medicine is to mix it in with a teaspoonful of breastmilk or formula. Then slowly squirt the mixture with a syringe into their mouths or allow them to suck on the syringe.