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How can I make Paracetamol liquid more palatable for DD?

(8 Posts)
HuwEdwards Wed 10-Sep-08 12:02:27

She has tonsillitis and has severe throat pain and been prescribed this. She literally gags when I give her a dose.

Can I put it in some squash?

PoorOldEnid Wed 10-Sep-08 12:04:03

do you mean calpol?

tescos cherry flavoured one and orange ibuprofen are the ones my kids like

they hate calpol

HuwEdwards Wed 10-Sep-08 12:04:38

sorry, am sleep-deprived I actally mean Penicillin liquid!

PoorOldEnid Wed 10-Sep-08 12:06:03

can you bribe her with something?

HuwEdwards Wed 10-Sep-08 12:08:32

Sweets worked this morning, but we still had tears and gagging...

misdee Wed 10-Sep-08 12:09:55

i get a cup of strong made up squash ready handy, and they have sips when taking the medicine. its foul stuff.

HuwEdwards Wed 10-Sep-08 12:11:48

misdee I do have a drink ready so she can wash it down, but it's just she finds it so awful to even swallow the stuff in the first place. Am dreading having to go through it all - in about 20mins sad

misdee Wed 10-Sep-08 13:52:26

its horrible. i user a syrienge, and now dd1 is older she does it herself with me watching her, and takes as much as she can handle then a drink, then more etc etc.

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