An antibiotic is a powerful medicine your doctor may occasionally prescribe to fight and kill bacterial infections. Giving your baby antibiotics can be challenging when he doesn't like the taste. Here you'll learn how to get babies to take medicine.
Giving your little one medicine doesn't have to be a complicated, frustrating experience. "If your child is sick and prescribed a medication, the most important thing is to get him to take it at the correct time and in the correct dose," says Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, author of Mommy Calls. Use these proven strategies, from doctors and real parents, if the "Here comes the airplane" tactic fails to work.
Cold and flu season is right around the corner, but don't assume your child's sneezing, coughing, congestion, hoarseness, and earaches are the symptoms of a virus -- they might be the signs of a bacterial infection.