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When I give a child medicine through his/her mouth, what should I say to describe what I do?

I give medicine orally to the child twice a day. Is this sentence correct? If not, how should I phrase it?

Many thanks.
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Yes, orally is the correct term for taking medicine by mouth.

In addition to your correct sentence, you can also phrase it

I give the child medicine orally twice a day.


But you probably already knew that. Emotion: smile

CJ
Hi,

When I give a child medicine through his/her mouth, what should I say to describe what I do?

I give medicine orally to the child twice a day. Is this sentence correct? If not, how should I phrase it?

It sounds OK to me. Since 'orally' is usually how medicine is administered, you can omit the word.

How else would you give medicine? You'd probably use another verb, and not even use the word 'medicine' which almost always is taken orally.

eg I rub ointment on my child's chest twice a day.

Best wishes, Clive
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Does the following sentence sound strange?

I administered some medicine to the child perorally b.i.d..

Thanks in advance!
Hi,

It probably sounds OK if you are a doctor. If you are a parent, it sounds extremely odd.

Clive
Thanks!

(Since I want to appear professional, I'll speak this way![<:o)]
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MapleDoes the following sentence sound strange?

I administered some medicine to the child perorally b.i.d..

I don't understand what perorally b.i.d.. is. Could you please explain?

Thanks.
peroral: (per os) through or by way of the mouth. (whose abbreviation is PO)

b.i.d. (bis in die) =twice a day

PO and b.i.d. can often be seen on the prescriptions drawn by physicians.
Mapleperoral: (per os) through or by way of the mouth. (whose abbreviation is PO)

b.i.d. (bis in die) =twice a day

PO and b.i.d. can often be seen on the prescriptions drawn by physicians.

Thank you very much.

Best wishes.
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