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antibiotics and medised?

(10 Posts)
REIDnotREEDorREAD Thu 22-Feb-07 18:13:58

my ds is taking 3 (1.25ml) doses per day of antibiotics, amoxil to be exact. Can i give him medised tonight to help him sleep?

Thanks

LIZS Thu 22-Feb-07 18:15:42

what 's wrong with him ? I wouldn't just for the sedative tbh.

REIDnotREEDorREAD Thu 22-Feb-07 18:18:57

oh no i wouldnt use it 'just' as a sedative! sorry, i didnt phrase that very well!

He has a cough and it is worse at night, the last few nights he has coughed so much when he's gone to bed that he has been sick. i thought the medised may help with the cough!

LIZS Thu 22-Feb-07 18:21:13

I guess it depends on the cause of the cough - mucousy possibly , dry probably not. Slightly surprised you have ab's for that. Is the head of his bed raised ?

REIDnotREEDorREAD Thu 22-Feb-07 18:22:49

he has a chest infection, he wheezes a lot. i have put folded towels under one end of the matress to raise him slightly, but it doesnt seem to help

Scootergirl Thu 22-Feb-07 18:33:48

I'd go for the medised - any relief for the poor little dab would probably be very welcome.
YOu could try the wet towels on the radiator to help him breathe more easily as well.
Hope he feels better soon x

REIDnotREEDorREAD Thu 22-Feb-07 19:05:55

wet towels on the radiator, never heard of that one! thanks scootergirl!

i have given him a half doese, like you said, i think any relfief will be welcome! he has been so tired but cant get a proper nights sleep because of the coughing. Hopefully the antibiotics will kick in soon.

thanks scooter and Lizs x

Scootergirl Thu 22-Feb-07 19:27:00

The wet towels are supposed to put moisture into the air because damp air is easier for them to breathe than the dry air you get in centrally-heated houses. It also soothes any coughing especially if it's a dry cough.
It's the same principle as a humidifier but loads cheaper!
I hope the little chap feels better soon

olivo Thu 22-Feb-07 19:33:51

reid, we gave abs and medised to dd, i think the medised really helped. gave her 3mls.
hope your ds is better soon.

REIDnotREEDorREAD Fri 23-Feb-07 19:10:42

olivo, thank you, i gave ds 2.5 mls last night, he went down no probs and didnt wake coughing! so glad we did it now. he got a good nights sleep, even slept till 7 this morning! (he has been up at 5 most days for the last 2-3 weeks!)

thanks again x

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