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Grandma Bonnie

When my daughter was small, she used to get ear infections all the time. One night was particularly bad and she couldn't stop crying so I called her Dr at home,(back then you could). He asked me if I had codeine in the house and I said of course not so he asked me what did I have around the house. I said Robitussin DM and he said 'Bingo'. The dextromethorphan is a derivative of codeine. He told me to give her 2 tsp, which was double the dose and she would be fine til she could be seen. She went sound asleep. So if you have an emergency, try it. It will kill the pain so they, (and you) can sleep. Plus the decongestant in it will also help. I know they say no cold meds before six years old, but hooey, it was Dr recommended and it WORKED.

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Anonymous

Very dumb doc... no opiates in the house try this ever hear of robo trippin? Start them young w that dxm!!!
NO ONE should attempt this.
Little girl fell asleep from over dose idiots!!

Anonymous

I really hope nobody listened to this crazy hillbilly, hope all your children are ok.

laura

i have been in the medical field for about 30 years and i have heard and seen alot of the old ways. onion tea, brandy on gums, smoke in the ears etc. i would trust an old doc more than i would the new because the old ways were mostly natural and the new over doses us with antibiotics and hooked on pain meds.if you go back and look up the ingredients in robitussin DM, you will see that almost all of them are from plants and roots. all that stuff is on the shelfs for you all to buy and all those really smart guys called the FDA say they are safe.for me i will take all the natural derivs and use them and leave the drugs made in a warehouse by greedy companies that dont care what happens to you down the road, they only care how long they can keep you on those drugs before you die or go broke and cant buy them
anymore. AS FAR AS THE MOM ,IM WITH YOU MAMA, I KNOW YOU WOULD DO WHAT YOU HAD TO DO TO STOP YOUR BABIES PAIN. THE AMOUNT IS NOT TO MUCH FOR HER TO HANDLE BUT ENOUGH TO LET HER REST AND STOP HER SUFFERING. I GUESS THOSE OTHER ONES JUST WANT TO SIT BACK AND LET THEIR KIDS CRY AND SUFFER, BECAUSE WHAT YOU GAVE YOUR CHILD IN A OTC MED WAS THE SAME IF NOT LESS THAN WHAT A SCRIPT WOULD HAVE BEEN.
and thanks for those docs who take those 2am phone calls and are there for you. prop

Aaron

I just asked my pharmacist and he didn't see a problem with this advice.
People who insult and demean others should do some research before making asses out of themselves.

New age Mom.

Hell... I remember being told to give my kid a TSP of whiskey for several different reasons. [My family doctor also follows herbal remedies.... He has guide lines to follow as a doctor so 'herbal' is a bad thing due to companies loosing money!! Id rather drink a tea then take a pill to help with Cancer. (FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING)!! That pill will cause my body more harm then good].

SO Clearly you don't turn to whiskey all the time, just till you can be seen by a doctor. Over the years, medications have changed so much!!! I remember being able to find NYQUIL that would knock me out cold for the night so I could get a good nights sleep. Here in Canada, they don't have that any more. If I want to have a good nights sleep.... I have to stay up for 48 hrs and deal with the pain OR I can get 'sleeping pills' which now you can get addicted to and depend on them. That is NOT a safe in my eyes. I have 3 boys... by the time they hit my age, Cocaine will probably be added into medications and then doctors will say... 'in small doses it will be safe'!!! BULL!!!

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