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    What are the repercussions of accidental ingestion of Similac Alimentum in an infant?

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Posted on Tue, 24 May 2016 in Child Health
Question: My 2 month old drank similac alimentum that was sitting out for 8 hours! Help! I found the old bottle in the nursery and got it mixed up with the new bottle I made!
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Answered by Dr. Archana Verma 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Do not worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I understand your concerns but don't worry. Just wait and watch for any signs of illness such as persistent loose poops, vomiting and fever in next 24 hours. Keep him well hydrated by regular feeds and avoid any medications if baby is fine.

In case the baby develops any symptoms as mentioned earlier, then start symptomatic treatment in the form of acetaminophen for fever, Ondansetrone for vomiting and visit your pediatrician for clinical examination. A stool examination and a course of antibiotics will be useful thereafter.

Hopefully he will be fine. I would be happy to help you in any further questions.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Archana Verma 29 minutes later
So don't be concerned?? Bacteria?
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Answered by Dr. Archana Verma 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
do not worry

Detailed Answer:
Yes, there is a possibility of infection but many such infections are handled by natural immunity and requires no treatment. Treatment is needed only if child shows any symptoms.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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