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sick 2 month old and Ibuprofen

Posted by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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My 2 and a half month old has a really bad cold and is extremely uncomfortable and fussy. Is it ok to give you infants Ibuprofen?

 

by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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a5mcfarland
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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Infants should not have ibuprofen until 6 months. They can have tylonal but you need to check with your pediatrician about dosing
cadeesmommy0120
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 9:49 AM

 I'm pretty sure ibuprofen is a no until 6 mos.

lUcKyLoVe22
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 9:51 AM
Negative. Talk to your pediatrician about dosing for Tylenol.
expectantmom81
by Erin on Oct. 17, 2013 at 10:19 AM
I don't think you can. I would call the pedi
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Mom2Just1
by Gold Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Nope.  Tylenol is not even recommended anymore.

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la_bella_vita
by Bella on Oct. 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM

 Tylenol

SaraBethKY
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Tylenol only, but call the pedi. We used it after her two months shots, but my husband is a pediatrician and knows how to calculate the exact dosage. We were given a bottle of it in a gift basket from the other Drs. in the office so I was perfectly comfortable using it. 

WILDCATGAL78
by Silver Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 9:34 PM

I agree Tylenol only. If there is not a fever, there's not much you can do. When my daughter was that age she had a bad cough for 2 weeks. Until she started wheezing there was nothing I could do. At that age I only gave Tylenol before getting shots per my pedi's recommendations.

polkaspots
by Silver Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 9:38 PM
Ibuprofen isn't recommended for babies that young, but it wouldn't help her anyway. There's nothing you can give her for a cold. Running a mild fever is good when you're sick because it means your body is fighting whatever it is that you have. You can help her breathe easy by having her sit in the bathroom with the shower running or saline or breastmilk drops in the nose.
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jridgill
by Sapphire Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Too young!
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