Tweet Dose your child with infant acetaminophen based on weight. Acetaminophen can be given every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Remember to use the correct dosage device to give your infant medication, and keep medication away from a child’s reach.
TweetOne of the first childhood illnesses we begin to see in the office once the kids are back in school is “strep throat.” There are 2 things that parents know about strep throat: “It’s always going around at school.” “I don’t want my kid to get it.” Both comments, as it happens, are likely true. [...]
TweetParents are always questioning me about fever. In fact, even some of my pre-natal consultations include a discussion about fever before the child is born. Let’s face it, fever freaks parents out. A clinical report in this month’s Pediatrics discusses parental “fever phobia,” and suggests how pediatricians should be educating parents about fever in a [...]
TweetThe March issue of Pediatrics includes a new report detailing the need for doctors to improve patient teaching about fever and fever-reducing drugs (also called antipyretics.) Many parents fear their child getting a fever, or have “fever phobia.” I certainly can understand why. Kids can do crazy things when they get fevers. They don’t sleep [...]