Amoxicillin 400mg5ml give 4ml by mouth twice a day for 10 days Comfort measures

Amoxicillin 400mg5ml give 4ml by mouth twice a day

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Amoxicillin 400mg/5ml give 4ml by mouth twice a day for 10 days Comfort measures: Acetaminophen may be given every four to six hours as needed but should not be given more than five times in a 24-hour period. Ibuprofen may be given every six hours. Oral rinses — Salt-water gargles are an old stand-by for relief of throat pain. It is not clear if this treatment is effective, but it is unlikely to be harmful. Sipping warm beverages (eg, honey or lemon tea, chicken soup), cold beverages, or eating cold or frozen desserts (eg, ice cream, popsicles). These treatments are safe for children (Wald, 2019). Sore Throat Prevention Hand washing is an essential and highly effective way to prevent the spread of infection. Hands should be wet with water and plain soap and rubbed together for 15 to 30 seconds. Special attention should be paid to the fingernails, between the fingers, and the wrists. Hands should be rinsed thoroughly and dried with a single use towel. Alcohol-based hand rubs are a good alternative for disinfecting hands if a sink is not available. Hand rubs should be spread over the entire surface of hands, fingers, and wrists until dry and may be used several times. Hands should be washed after coughing, blowing the nose, or sneezing. While it is not always possible to limit contact with a person who is sick, the spread of infection can be prevented if touching of the eyes, nose, or mouth are avoided (Wald, 2019). Follow-up If symptoms persist, worsen, or do not improve. References Martin J. M. (2015). The Mysteries of Streptococcal Pharyngitis. Current treatment options in pediatrics , 1 (2), 180–189. doi:10.1007/s40746-015-0013-9 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (2019). Kawasaki disease. Retrieved from Wald, E. (2019). Patient education: Sore throat in children. UpToDate. Retrieved from
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