When your child is sick, the good parent in you will try to look for ways to keep the temperature normal. We’d all rush to the medicine cabinet to look for medicine “we think” is safe to give to our kids. If the cabinet doesn’t have it, we run to the nearest Wallgreens outlet.
Is this all really good first aid? Are we administering the right medicine, the right dose, the right time? Are we helping or harming our child further?
The best way is still to see your family doctor. Hands down, a physical checkup would clear all doubts and may even save your child’s life. If seeing a family doctor is not possible, make sure the last time you visit your doctor you ask him/her what the proper first aid steps are for the common child illness. And what type of medicine to stock up at home.
It is very important that we do not JUST give medicine without checking it in with your doctor.
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