One of the most frequent questions we get is in regard to the proper dosage for common over-the-counter medications. It's important to get the proper dosage for your child's weight and/or age, as too much medication may result in an overdose, while too little will prolong the symptoms. Consult the proper dosage chart below for the medication you have been advised to give your child.
An old-fashioned medicine cabinet
staple, aspirin was once hailed the
"wonder drug" of modern medicine,
treating everything from the common headache to severe pain. It remains an important medication in a doctor's arsenal.
However, children under the age of 19 should NEVER be given aspirin, unless under a doctor's orders.
Aspirin has been linked to Reye's Syndrome, a serious and potentially life-threatening disease that causes swelling in the brain and can lead to a coma or even death.
Instead, It's safer to treat your child with Tylenol or Ibuprofen according to the dosage charts pictured above.
If you still have questions or concerns, or your child has not shown improvement in their symptoms after taking these medications, please contact us right away.
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Antibiotics serve a very important
purpose in medicine, but they are not
appropriate in all cases. They are very powerful medications that should only be used as prescribed by a physician and never shared with anyone.
Additionally, antibiotics are prescribed ONLY when there is evidence of a bacterial infection to be present in the body.
This means that an antibiotic WILL NOT treat the common cold, the flu, or viral illnesses It is inappropriate and potentially medically dangerous for us to prescribe an antibiotic over the phone.
Here are some of the reasons an antibiotic may be prescribed:
Some ear infections
Some sinus infections
Urinary tract infections
Antibiotics are NEVER appropriate for: