medications can be purchased without a prescription and are
recommended for the condition under which they are listed. Many of
these over-the-counter medications are equally as effective as
prescription medications. If these medications are ineffective in
controlling the condition, the doctor may prescribe an alternative.
Cuts & Abrasions:
Use an antibiotic
ointment on small cuts and abrasions after a thorough cleaning with
soap and water. Examples: Neosporin, Polysporin and Bacitracin.
A cream may be
applied after every diaper change. Examples: Resinol, Balmex,
Desitin, and Zinc Oxide. If a yeast infection is suspected, also
apply a medicated cream three times a day, such as Mycelex or
Allergic Reactions & Insect Bites:
(Benadryl or generic) elixir may be given by mouth to reduce the
symptoms. The dosage is listed in the table below under Allergic
Chloraseptic Spray may help relieve the pain.
See the “Poison
Prevention” page.. Call the Poison Control Center in Birmingham
at 1-800-292-6678, or our office for advise.
Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). See the
Calamine Lotion and
colloidal oatmeal (Aveeno) or baking soda baths may be helpful.
Medication Dosage Chart