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My husband and both my girls have been fighting a pretty bad bug, and my 2-year-old was just put on a new prescription antibiotic. It's really gross, and she has to take it three times a day for ten days. So far the best thing that is working is having her plug her nose. I had the pharmacy add flavor, but even that doesn't really do anything. :-/ I need suggestions!! I have having to go to battle with her three times a day.

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Maybe if she sucks on some ice chips before she takes it she might not taste it as much. I think holding her nose is good because the smell is probably really bad.

You could make a little chart where she would put a sticker on each time she takes the medicine. Offer her a prize If she fills all the spaces. Yes it is bribery but even adults think about something special they will do for themselves when they have to do something they don't want to do.

Have you tried mixing it with a bit of chocolate syrup?  I used to do that for my son and it helped.

My son used to do the same thing with his asthma medicine.  We had him suck on a popsicle for a minute or two, and then take the medicine.  Sometimes, it took 3 or 4 cycles of popsicle and then medicine to get the whole dose down. 

With some liquid medicines, we would use an eye dropper and put the tip of it toward the back of his tongue (without gagging him).  When we squirted the medicine in, it bypassed the front of his tongue and he didn't get as much of a nasty taste.

One thing we learned was to try NOT to increase the volume of whatever he was supposed to get - adding anything to it only made the whole ordeal last longer - it didn't really make it taste any better.

And yes, we resorted to bribery too.  Our son liked money (coins), so I would put a quarter on the counter for him to look at while we were working on getting the meds down.  When the meds went down, he got to put the quarter in his piggy bank.  This was probably our best solution - finding something he really liked and linking it to taking his medicine.

He's a grown up now, but still remembers the fits he used to give us with his medicines.

Nose plugging never worked with either of our kids. 

Good luck to you - fortunately, it sounds like this is a limited term ordeal for your daughter and you.

Last time Kate was sick and needed the antibiotics for days, we gave her pieces of chocolate(her choice) immediately after taking the meds. After a few days she was asking me if it was medicine time :).

I just did that today! She was very happy. :-)

Tammy said:

Last time Kate was sick and needed the antibiotics for days, we gave her pieces of chocolate(her choice) immediately after taking the meds. After a few days she was asking me if it was medicine time :).

Thanks for all these great suggestions!!  I will be SO HAPPY when I don't have to give her this medicine anymore!!

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