5 Ways Tylenol and Iburprofen Can Help Your Infant

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Tylenol and Ibuprofen infant formula is the most widely used by new parents. It provides immediate pain relief for infants. For many reasons, it is the preferred over Rolaids or Advil. Why? Below are five reasons:





* Provides faster relief. Unlike drugs, it acts faster. In a matter of minutes you can feel its effect. If you are in a situation where fast acting pain relief is needed, using an alternative is your best option. In ibuprofen and liver enzymes , you do not have to wait and watch for the drug to take effect.





* Minimal side effects. There are no known side effects of using it as an analgesic. You will notice only mild burning and mild irritation. This is a great relief for the suffering infant.





* Minimal effects on the mother or baby. Studies have shown that tylenol is not harmful for the baby once administered. It does not cause any negative effects on the baby's development. Also, it can be used during the first trimester of pregnancy. So, even if you plan to use it, you do not have to worry about ending up disposing it off in the landfill.





* Helps protect the infant from colds. It contains substances that help prevent inflammation. Infantile sepsis can happen when the body is in chronic inflammation. Tylenol can prevent this from happening. So, it prevents the possibility of your baby contracting severe illness or disease from viruses and bacteria.





* Helps ease colic. Many mothers had reported that using tylenol and ibuprofen while breastfeeding had helped lessen the frequency of colic episodes. The amount needed to use it as a substitute is quite minimal since it only needs a feeding bottle. Moreover, it acts fast in getting rid of gas and indigestion.





* Helps ease asthma symptoms. One study showed that tylenol is effective in treating asthma. It can also help ease other symptoms such as cough, wheezing, and rapid breathing. So, both parents and child can breathe easier. Using it together with ibuprofen can also minimize the chance of accidental ingestion.





The benefits of this natural alternative are not limited to the above stated conditions. It is also effective in relieving gas pain, migraine headaches, sore throats, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. It is also safe for both sexes. There are no major drug interactions with any prescription or over the counter drugs. However, it should be kept in mind to consult the doctor on its use during pregnancy and breast feeding.





* Helps alleviate colic. The baby in question was observed to cry more frequently during feedings. It caused inconvenience for the mother as she had to breastfeed continuously to ease her baby's discomfort. Alternate tylenol significantly reduced the frequency of its crying while reducing the severity of its effects on the baby. Thus, it proved to be effective in easing colic and avoiding mothers from going through a lot of physical discomfort. It is safe to use during breast feeding.





* Helps relieve colic discomfort. Studies reveal that tylenol can reduce the pain and discomfort felt by an infant when his or her digestive system is irritated. It may even prevent the irritation from happening altogether. It is a proven medicine that helps fight off gas, bloating, and stomach cramps. This is essential in ensuring that the child will grow up with an active digestive system.





* Improves the mental health of an infant. Research shows that tylenol, as an alternative medicines, has a positive effect on the nervous system of an infant. This translates to better performance at school among other things. An active mind leads to a healthy body. Thus, it is necessary for babies to have a good mental health as well.





* May be helpful in treating asthma conditions. Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition which causes air passages to become narrower and less oxygenated. The most common symptoms of asthma are wheezing, coughing and chest tightness. Alternative medicines such as tylenol may be useful in treating the symptoms of asthma in children.





* Helps decrease the possibility of food allergies. Studies indicate that tylenol has the ability to decrease the chances of developing food allergies. It is used in many food preparations including baby foods and baby formulas. Hence, if your child has food allergies, it would be best to give him or her the use of alternative medicines such as tylenol.