I'm asking this with very little knowledge or opinion. I'm planning on doing my research, but in the meantime...opinions?
So, we just got back from the doctor and Cole has an upper respiratory infection, two ear infections and several new teeth coming in. (well, the sames ones that have been trying for a while.) I left with an antibiotic for his ears, and a recommendation to give him numbing ear drops, children's Motrin (for the ears and teeth), and Benadryl (for the cough). That's a lot of medicine for a little boy. And, considering how horribly he has been feeling...causing a huge void of sleep for the family, I'm almost not hesitant to give him his doses. On the other hand, I think I need to know what the cost of medicating my baby is.
Luckily, his doctor is great and she has a daughter around 18 months old. She doesn't push medication for her own daughter. And I don't think she would for any of her patients if it wasn't extremely helpful. It seems harmless. Is it?