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Treatment for eltroxin drug taken by a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   My daughter is 1 year 9 months old
Doctor :   OK
User :   normally my wife keep her medicine, Eltroxin out of reach of the kids..
User :   i dont know how my daughter got hold of this bottle...
User :   I just saw her playing with the tablets... she has a tendency to put everything in her mouth.. i am not sure if she had one tablet... these tablets dissolve very quickly in the mouth... i checked her mouth but found not trace of medicine... i tried to wash her mouth..
Doctor :   Ca you explain in details?
Doctor :   I got it
User :   i just this website. User :   on the side effects of the tab
Doctor :   Can you estimate how many pills she ate?
Doctor :   How many were there in bottle?
Doctor :   Eltroxin is a thyroid harmone
User :   my wife had split the tabs in to two.. dont think she would have had more than half a tab... since the taste must have been too bad for her to more
User :   the tast of tab must have been too bad for her to have more than half the tab
Doctor :   How long ago she ate the pills?
User :   just 10 min bk
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Does she has any vomiting?
Doctor :   Diarrhoea?
User :   i tried incite vomiting by putting my finger insider her mouth... but she did not vomit
User :   then i tried to wash her mouth.. and then immediately i logged on to chat with u
User :   no to both q
Doctor :   Is she looking normal or some thing differen?
Doctor :   Because she is not symptomatic and she only took 1/2 to 1 pill , it will not hurt you child
Doctor :   Do not induce vomting
Doctor :   Just watch for any abnormal symptoms
User :   k
Doctor :   like vomiting, diarrhea. If there re no symptoms it will be alright
Doctor :   By the way, can you tell me the dose of the pill?
User :   right now she is clinging to me... it could be either because I scolded her and tried to tell her not to eat such tablets.. or because she is feeling sleepy
User :   k
User :   shud i b giving her a lot of water to drink?
Doctor :   Not necessary
Doctor :   Actually too much eltroxin will make her awake
Doctor :   She is calm and sleeping fine
User :   k
Doctor :   so there is no problem
User :   k
User :   its also possible that she did not any tablet... or max 1/2 tab
User :   but since she is only 1.9 years old.. got a bit worried
Doctor :   Yea, i know you are very cautious
Doctor :   But under any circumstances one tablet will not do harm
User :   k
User :   thx
Doctor :   If she consumed like 5-10 pills the matter would be different
Doctor :   But that is not the case
Doctor :   Your concerns are genuine
Doctor :   But feel relaxed. Your child will be OK
Doctor :   But that is not the case
Doctor :   Did I answer all your questions?
User :   yes thx
Doctor :   Are feeling comfortable now.
User :   yes
User :   thx
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
User :   she's gone off to sleep :)
User :   bye
Doctor :   Laright
Doctor :   *alright
Doctor :   Let her sleep
Doctor :   Feel relaxed
Doctor :   Bye
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