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Posts Tagged ‘medicine’

Airborne for Your Kids?

Friday, November 18th, 2011

It’s cold & flu season and I have already been receiving emails from parents asking what works/doesn’t work.  I reviewed a recent note from a well-meaning dad asking if he could give his 3 year old son Airborne to help “offset colds”. (more…)

Acetaminophen & Your Kids

Friday, November 11th, 2011

If you have been shopping for OTC acetaminophen products for your new baby or toddler you may have noticed some recent changes, and we knew they were coming. (more…)

Teaching Kids How To Swallow A Pill

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Life would be a bit easier (when your child is sick) if your child knew how to swallow a pill. (more…)

Accidental Poisonings in Children

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

I just read an interesting article in the Journal of Pediatrics that show accidental drug poisonings in children are now on the rise!  Calls to poison control centers about children ingesting drugs had dropped between 1990 -2000, but rose 22% from 2001-2008, despite an only 8% increase in the childhood population during the same time period. (more…)

FDA Issues Warning About Benzocaine in Teething Medication

Friday, May 6th, 2011

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about over-the-counter (OTC) teething pain medicines that contain benzocaine, a local anesthetic and the active ingredient. The products are pain gels and liquid medications like Anbesol and Baby Orajel. (more…)

Alternative “Medicines” to Fight a Cold

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

I am still fighting (that is really a descriptive term) my latest cold and the office is engulfed in a cold virus epidemic. Children of every age have runny noses, are blowing noses, and there’s a cacophony of coughs.  So I thought I would finish discussing more alternatives for preventing the common cold and possible treatments. (more…)

Experts: Replace Recalled Name Brand Medicine With Generic

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

What to do? When kids begin sniffling, the first thing many parents reach for is Children’s Tylenol. But that option is not available since a massive recall last year. (more…)

Vapor Rubs: Do They Really Work?

Monday, December 27th, 2010

There was a great article recently published in the online journal of Pediatrics.  I had to read it as it was titled, “Vapor Rub, Petrolatum, or No Treatment for Nocturnal Cough”.  Having been a fan of both Vick’s Vapor Rub and Mentholatum since I was a child, I knew it was a MUST read article. (more…)

FDA Warning: Tessalon Cough Capsules Can Pose Serious Risks

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that accidental ingestion of Tessalon (benzonatate) by children younger than 10 years can result in serious side effects or death. (more…)

Acetaminophen, No Threat To Child’s Liver

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Concerns about liver injuries in children who take the common painkiller acetaminophen, sold as Tylenol in the U.S. are unfounded, researchers said on Monday. (more…)