Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The alternative to Children's Tylenol works!

Well, wouldn't you know it!  Here I am blogging about this Tylenol recall and tonight I walk home to see my two year old sitting on grandma's lap with her face all flushed and her eyes glazed over.  "She feels really hot, " my mom reports.  "And she will not eat anything."  Picking her up, I can tell already that her fever is over 101 and sure enough her axillary temp was 101.9.  Good thing we asked my mom to pick up some Rite Aid brand Acetaminophen!

Being a mom to a sick child is heartbreaking.  I see sick children in the office all the time.  It is one thing when they are sitting on their mommy's laps and I have to check them out.  It is another when my child has her arms wrapped around my neck and is unconsolably sobbing and whining over every little thing.

It is one thing to know as a physician that we have to push fluids.  It is a whole other challenge when my sick child is refusing to drink anything I am offering her.  I know she must be feeling very sick for she even refused a popsicle tonight!

Well, I gave my daughter the Rite Aid brand acetaminophen.  It is a good thing she likes to take medicine.  I can only imagine the further challenge of having to force medication on a child who refuses to take it!  After only about 30 min, the fever broke and my daughter was almost back to her normal, active, talkative self again.  She even said she was hungry and allowed grandma to feed her little.  So at least we know that Rite Aid brand Acetaminophen works!

7 comments:

  1. Well.. maybe I spoke too soon.. it's only been about 4 hrs and she is up crying... not consolable... will be a looong night...

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  2. Protect your child from an acetaminophen overdose by reading the product label carefully. Determine the correct dose based on your child's weight. You can use your child's age to determine the dose if you don't know your child's current weight.

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  3. The symptoms of fever and loss of appetite could be caused by flu or stomach infection. If acetaminophen doesn't work you should immediately visit your doctor.

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  4. Normally, the dorchester dentists would not recommend Tylenol to kids regardless of the request by parents but for some obscure instance, I think it's just okay for treating ear infection. Can you concur?

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  5. Always consult with a doctor first. Acetaminophen is a fever reducer and pain reliever. Use it after consulting with your physician so you are not masking a more serious infection. Also consult with your physician to make sure the appropriate dosage is being used.

    Tylenol may be used in adjunct to help relieve pain for kids who are being treated by their physicians for ear infections but like I said. Please consult with your doctor first.

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