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Do You Closely Monitor Your Children's Meds?

Do You Closely Monitor Your Children's Meds?

Is it time to loosen the lids on pain medication bottles for kids? According to a new study, 25 percent of kids are not receiving sufficient pain meds after having common surgical procedures which could lead to dehydration and hospitalization. Moms and dads have heard so much about showing restraint when using children's cold medications that researchers suspect parents are withholding dosages out of fear of their repercussions. Those conducting the study looked at wee ones who had undergone the most common childhood surgery procedures – tonsil and adenoid removal – and found that with most lil ones unable to truly express their pain levels, parents believed that they don't need the elixirs. Do you hold off on giving your offspring pain medication unless it is an extreme situation?

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mstrauss mstrauss 7 years
Those options are not great since I always closely monitor what I give to my child, but I want to makes sure he is comfortable. I would never give him more than he should have and never too often, but I don't only save meds for serious situations.
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