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Right Albendazole dosage for 3.3 yrs old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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Doctor:This is Dr XXXXXXX
User:Hi Dr. XXXXXXX Thank you for joining the chat. I have a question about the dosage of a medicine.
User:My kid is 3.3 years old. Could you please let me know Albendazole dosage for my kid?
Doctor:Who has prescribed it
Doctor:its a prescription drug and it needs to be given only after you receive a doctor's prescription
User:I'm working in Bangalore but we are from tamilnadu. Our family doctor prescribed this medicine sometime back but I don't remember the exact syrup name
Doctor:but what does your child have ?
User:My kid feels uneasiness in the Anus location.
User:He always says some kind of itching feel in that part
User:so we thought that we can try this medicine ourself.
User:please provide me your suggesstion
Doctor:I think it could be pinworm infection
Doctor:and the treatment for that is albendazole
Doctor:but dont take a chance with children
User:he also has running nose and cold
Doctor:its best if you take him to a pediatrician
Doctor:that has nothing to do with the running nose
Doctor:For the running nose, you can simply put Nasoclear nasal drops 2-3 times daily
User:can you name one Albendazole syrup for kid?
Doctor:and give him steam inhalation
Doctor:I dont want you to give it to him without a prescription XXXXXXX
Doctor:these medicines have side effects and they are not supposed to be used like this
User:ok. I will take him to the pediatrician.
User:thank you
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help with?
User:No..I don't have anymore questions. thank you for your suggestions.
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