Many parents today grew up in a time when acetaminophen (or Tylenol) was touted as one of the safest over-the-counter pain medications available. It was commonly recommended by pediatricians for relief from pain caused by teething, injury or infection, fever reduction, and even prophylactically before vaccine administration. What many parents are not aware of; however, are the potential dangers to using this medication in children. Here are 5 very good reasons to think twice before reaching for this medication. Read the rest of this entry »
While I am not completely opposed to the use of over the counter pain relievers in certain situations, I have many parents ask me for suitable alternatives for pain relief for their young child. Here are a few suggestions, but keep in mind that if you do not know what is causing your child's pain or efforts to relieve pain do not seem to help, you should take them to a qualified healthcare provider for evaluation. Read the rest of this entry »
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