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1. See the chart below to determine which formulation is best for your child.
2. Give dose based on your child's weight. If you don't know the weight, give dose based on your child's age. Do not give more medication than recommended.
3. Always use a proper measuring device. For example:
• When giving infant drops, use only the dosing syringe enclosed in the package.
• When giving children's liquid suspension, use the dosage cup enclosed in the package. If you misplace the
dosage cup, consult your pharmacist for advice. (Kitchen spoons are not accurate measures.)
WARNING: If you are also giving your child over-the-counter (OTC) medications such as cold preparations (which we do NOT recommend in children under 6 years of age), be aware that these may contain pain relievers or fever reducers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Be sure to read all OTC medication labels carefully to ensure your child is not receiving more acetaminophen or ibuprofen than recommended.
What to do if my child has a fever? http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/body/fever.html
What to do if my child is vomiting? http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/emergencies/vomit.html
What to do if my child has diarrhea? http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/stomach/diarrhea.html
What if my child has ingested something poisonous? http://www.aapcc.org
What if my child is coughing? http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/sick/childs_cough.html
What if my child is constipated? http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/sick/constipation.html
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There are countless questions to be asked about your child's health. Hopefully we can answer them with the information below.
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Give every 4–6 hours, as needed, no more than 5 times in 24 hours. (unless directed to do otherwise by your health care provider)
NEVER GIVE TO A CHILD LESS THAN 2 MONTHS OF AGE! CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF FEVER OCCURS UNDER THIS AGE.
NEVER GIVE TO CHILD UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE.
Give every 6–8 hours, as needed, no more than 4 times in 24 hours (unless directed to do otherwise by your health care provider).
Doses can be given every 6 hours – maximum of 4 doses per 24 hours. NEVER GIVE TO A CHILD LESS THAN 4 MONTHS OF AGE!
Q: What can you do to prevent the spread of flu?
A: There are certain good health habits that can help prevent the spread of flu. They are:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from other to protect them from getting sick too.
• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and dispose of the tissue afterward.
• If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve.
• Wash your hands after you cough or sneeze with soap and warm water, or an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
• If you get the flu, stay home from work or school. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
• Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth
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