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So I'm creating a travel first aid kit, as we do a lot of travel and have had experiences where being in new places, we cannot access health care, supplements, etc, the way we could at home.  It's kind of OT of vaccines, but the reason I posted here is that I am planning to include sodium ascorbate (in case of pertussis exposure or suspected pertussis) and vitamin A (in case of measles exposure or suspected measles).  Based on a recent recommendation on MDC, I have ordered the Klaire labs mycellized Vitamin A and nutribiotic sodium ascorbate.  What I need are links to how to determine dosing by weight for the kids and ourselves.  I need to include a print out of dosing requirements in my kit.  Can anyone help?  I am 150 lbs (female), DH is 180, DD1 is 22 lbs (1.5 years old) and DD2 is 41 lbs (almost 5).  TYA!

 

I'm not looking for a daily supplement dose for maintenance, I have all our daily supplements covered.  I just want to know how much A or SA to give the kids/us if there was a suspected exposure to either pertussis or measles on our travels. 


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I know I could comb the history of the archives on MDC but I have a toddler!  Even posting this is hard to find the time :)

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According to this article http://vaccinationcouncil.org/media/The-Vitamin-C-Treatment-of-Whooping-Cough.pdf

Sodium ascorbate for pertussis

Daily dose = 375 mg/kilogram body weight, or 171 mg/pound body weight

 

So for you, at 150 pounds, that would be 171 x 150 = 25,650 mg per day.

The Nutribiotic sodium ascorbate is 1,250 mg per 1/4 teaspoon, or 5,000 mg per teaspoon.

25,650 divided by 5,000 is 5.13 or approximately 5, so for you, the dose would be 5 teaspoons per day. This dose should be divided equally throughout the waking hours.

 

For a 22 pound child, 

171 x 22 = 3,762

3762 divided by 5,000 is 0.75. So 3/4 teaspoon per day.

 

41 pound child, 1.4 (or approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons per day)

180 pound person, 6.15 (or approximately 6 teaspoons per day)

 

Vitamin A for measles

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/91/5/1014.abstract

The recommended regimen is 100,000 IU by mouth at the time of diagnosis for infants younger than 12 months of age, and 200,000 IU for older children. In the presence of ophthalmologic signs of vitamin A deficiency, such as night blindness, Bitot's spots (grayish white deposits on the bulbar conjunctiva adjacent to the cornea) or xerophthalmia, the WHO recommends the dose be repeated in 24 hours and again 4 weeks later.

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Thank you so so much!


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