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    Question Is it OK to mix childen's Advil in milk?

    hope so, since that is the only way I can get N to take it.

    Picked N up at the gym yesterday and they said he had been fussy and felt hot. Got home, checked his temp 103. Checked all of our medicines against the recall list, we had 1 bottle of Tylenol that was OK. Gave him a dose of that, he took a 3 hour nap and the fever was still at 103. Waited a while, then gave another dose of Tylenol.

    K was finally able to find some children's Advil, which the Ped's office said was OK to use on him. Gave him most of that at 7 and it was a real struggle to get it down him apparently he does not like blue raspberry. During the night he was much cooler, temp checked him at 4 and it was barely 99. He got up at 8 and temp is again 100, I tried more Advil, but he spit it out, so I so put it in the milk.

    Not sure what is wrong, no other symptoms, just sleeping a lot and not eating at all, but he guzzles milk all day long.
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    We were advised never to mix meds into milk or juice because you can't tell how much they are getting, if they refuse to drink it all.

    We used to mix in a bit of hershey's chocolate or strawberry, just a couple of drops can make the meds taste sweet.
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    I used to lay them flat, kneel over them pinning their arms under my knees, head between my knees, & then I squirted it toward the inside of the cheek toward the back.. a little at a time with the syringe. This was the ped's advice. They told me the same thing at ER. If it's just a little toward the back of the mouth, it trickles which triggers the swallow reflex & they have to swallow. If it's the full amount, it's enough for them to spit it out. It works like a charm. I always had some water ready for them to take a swallow or two right afterwards.
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    How old? Can he take a pill? My 8 yr old hates liquid so we have moved to pills whenever possible.
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    Not sure how old he is - would he do the Advil chewables? My kids prefer that to liquid for tylenol (I rarely give Advil because it seems to bother their stomachs - but I THINK they make the Advil in a chewable form too).

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    mix it in a small amount of milk and make sure he drinks the whole thing, it works for us all the time.
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    I mix it into juice for Nick to drink--of course, as QTs points out, if you do it that way you do need to make sure they drink it all.

    One option I like, that many Americans think is absolutely vile, is suppositories. I know--ick. But, if you can get your child to cooperate, they are great. No struggling to get bad-tasting liquids down, no pills to deal with. I wish more meds in the U.S. came in that form. Anyway, we buy Feverall suppositories and I do use them from time to time.
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