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Can't get DD to take meds

(4 Posts)
squishy Fri 17-Oct-08 09:29:48

DD will be 2 soon, has high temp, sore throat and is complaining of ear pain. She won't take any medication - have tried hiding it in milk, water, persuading, explaining, bribing with buttons. A strong 2 person team can hold her down and squirt half a dose into her mouth, but it's hugely traumatic and she wretches etc plus am on my own for several days now.

After a pretty much sleepless night, have just got her to sleep for a little while

have got Dr appointment soon, but am at wits end -also meant to be doing journey with her tomorrow to see grandparents in France,so want to be able to make her feel better.

Should I ask for suppositories? Is there an alternative like in the US - chewables etc?


cikecaka Fri 17-Oct-08 09:37:49

I know calpol do tablets that melt in your mouth. I have always swore by paralink suppositories that you can buy over the counter

squishy Fri 17-Oct-08 09:46:14

OK, thanks will try anything right now, just want her to feel better!!!!

squishy Fri 17-Oct-08 15:25:54

OK, have got paracetamol suppositories which really help but the doctor has given us some antibiotics in liquid form that I just can't get her to take - tried putting with milk but she won't have it

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