Dealing with a sick child is not easy for parents ordoctors. Children can’t tell what’s wrong or where it hurts and they are alwayscranky. Usually, they are too small to drink a pill or just refuse to take anydrugs. In most cases doctors recommend using medications in the form of thesuppository. This drug form is found safe even for very small children andproven efficient.
Another way to give your child the needed dose of medicinesis by giving him/her the injection, but, some children might be afraid ofneedles. In adults, suppositories are used to relieve constipation, orhemorrhoids but in children they can cure many medical problems. In kids,doctors recommend suppositories for the fever, different kinds of pain,seizures etc. There are two kinds of baby suppositories available at the market,and you can find paracetamol and glycerin suppositories for kids.
Glycerin Suppository for Kids
Glycerin suppositories are used as laxative, to relieveconstipation. In shape, suppositories resemble a missile or the bullet, made ofglycerin. If your baby hasn’t had a stool for more than 4 days or experiencedark stool or abdominal pain, it may be the time to use glycerin suppositories.
Consult your doctor before starting any treatment, becausehe/she should decide if your baby requires glycerin suppositories. If it’s timeto use suppositories, you can get them in any pharmacy. It is safe to useglycerin suppositories even in babies old just few weeks.
Suppositories should be easily placed into the rectum. Onceplaced an inch into the rectum, they will start to work as laxative. This is ahyper-osmotic substance, which irritates the lining of the intestine, and leadto softer stool and excretion of the intestine content.
Some kids might be having some other medical conditions,allergies and other issues. Always make sure your doctor knows about thesehealth problems, so he or she could suggest the appropriate treatment for the child.Don’t worry if the doctor told you to cut suppositories and use a piece of it everytime your child has a problem. It is quite common practice and you shouldn’tworry.
Paracetamol Suppository for Kids
Paracetamol suppositories for kids are used to ease thepain. You can get some of these suppositories without the prescription fromyour doctor, but because there are so many of them, in different doses it isadvisable to consult the doctor before the application.
Paracetamol is a painkiller, and can be used to treat painand fever in children. Paracetamol suppositories are meant for babies thatcan’t take paracetamol in syrup or tablets, especially for really young kids.The dose is calculated according to the weight and age of your child. Althoughyou can use these suppositories without prescription, don’t use them if thebaby is younger than 3 months. In that case, always consult the doctor first.
Suppository Side Effects
There are just a few side effects associated with the use of suppositories. There might be some allergic reactions, skin rash, redness, itching and also dehydration. Glycerin suppositories may cause burning and inflammation in kids. In extremely rare cases kids have experienced fever, mouth ulcers, bleeding and liver complications.