Alternating Medicines to Treat a Fever in Children Older than 6 Months

Alternating Medicines to Treat a Fever in Children Older than 6 Months

By: Tricia Jean (TJ) Gold, M.D.

A child with a fever can be worrisome for any parent. But contrary to what many believe, a fever doesn’t always need to be treated. One of the most common questions I get asked by parents is when to treat a fever and how. This can be difficult and depends on several factors, including the […]

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Safe Dosing for Pediatric Liquid Acetaminophen

Safe Dosing for Pediatric Liquid Acetaminophen

By: Tricia Jean (TJ) Gold, M.D.

When your little one is sick, nothing is more important than knowing how to treat them with care. The makers of pediatric liquid acetaminophen, the most commonly used medicine to treat pain and fever in children, have made certain changes to help parents ensure proper dosing. There used to be two concentrations: one for infants […]

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Acetaminophen Safety For The Whole Family

Acetaminophen Safety For The Whole Family

By: Val Jones, M.D.

What is acetaminophen and how does it work? Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer that is an active ingredient in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription (Rx) medicines, including not only pain relievers and fever reducers but also medicines for cough, cold, allergy and sleep aids. It was first marketed in the United States […]

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Common Questions Parents Ask About OTC Medicines and Kids

Common Questions Parents Ask About OTC Medicines and Kids

By: Stacy Styer M.D.

You’ve probably heard that babies and children must be treated with special care when it comes to giving them medicines. But as a concerned parent, you want to do everything you can to soothe your child when he or she is sick. What can you do? These are some of the most common questions that […]

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How To Choose The Best Over-The-Counter Pain Medicine

How To Choose The Best Over-The-Counter Pain Medicine

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Pain is one of the most challenging symptoms to treat. It can be caused by many different things such as heat, cold, pressure, traction, inflammation, and nerve damage. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicines offer a wide variety of treatment options for the various types of pain. It’s important to understand the cause of your pain in […]

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Questions Pregnant Women Ask About OTC Medicines

Questions Pregnant Women Ask About OTC Medicines

By: J. Kyle Mathews, M.D.

Backaches, indigestion and nausea are just a few of the symptoms women typically experience during pregnancy. Many women also have seasonal allergies that flare up during pregnancy. And then, of course, there is the common cold and its ailments, like congestion, coughing and aches, that many pregnant women will catch. As an obstetrician and gynecologist, […]

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