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How to Use an Oral Syringe

Use oral syringe can solve problem of babies and small children are prescribed doses of liquid medicine which are very small or hard to measure using a normal 5ml medicine spoon. An oral syringe is a measuring device used to accurately measure small doses of liquid medicine, One side of the syringe is marked in teaspoons (tsp). The other side is marked in milliliters (ml). It can help you to give your child liquid medicine easily.

A plastic oral syringe with a measuring scale on it. This will normally have a line marked on it to indicate how much medicine you need to give.A bung or stopper with a hole through the centre that fits in the top of the medicine bottle. Syringes come in various sizes. The most common sizes are 1ml, 2.5ml and 5ml syringes, but you can get 10ml and larger syringes. Liquid medicine doses are often expressed in terms of millilitres or ml. The printed label on the bottle will provide instructions as to how much of the medicine should be given to patient.The tips of the Oral syringe is soft flexible or curved.
how to use oral syringe

To use an oral syringe, first you should take a look at the dosage markings along the side to determine how far you'll need to fill it.Remove the lid and push the bung firmly into the top of the bottle.  Then put the tip of the syringe into the medicine bottle or a small cup with some of the medicine poured into it. Turn the bottle upside down. Slowly pull back on the plunger so that the medicine is drawn from the bottle into the syringe. Pull the plunger back to the point on the scale that corresponds to the dose prescribed. Turn the bottle back the right way up and carefully remove the syringe from the bung, holding it by the barrel rather than the plunger. If you have any medicine left over in the cup, return it to the bottle.Gently put the tip of the syringe into the patient's mouth. Slowly and gently push the plunger down to gently squirt the medicine into the mounth. Do not forcefully push down the plunger— it's likely to make your baby gag.

Tips and Warning:

Should keep Oral Syringe clean and axenic. Wash it you're going to use thoroughly beforehand (as you would with anything you put in your baby's mouth), and rinse it out well between doses or before administering a different medication.

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