While most of her young patients are between the ages of 1 and 7 years, He Qiu Ling, the associate senior physician at Eu Yan Sang (www.euyansang.com.sg/en/ clinic-services), says she has treated babies as young as 1 month old.
Why so young? Miao Meng, a consultant TCM physician at Raffles Chinese Medicine (www.rafflesmedicalgroup. com.sg/tcm-singapore), shares that babies and young tots can turn to TCM medications to treat common childhood ailments like fever, colds, and runny nose. But, you should never self-diagnose and feed your kid any herbal medication without consulting a licensed practitioner first.
Always stick to the recommended dosage, too. Babies and young children have a different body constitution from adults, so the selection and prescription dosage of medication would be in smaller amounts, too, explains Meng.
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