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February 2012 • #25
A Note from the Medical Editor

When your child has a cold, cough, or a fever, it's no fun at all, for either of you.

There are so many options out there these days when choosing and using over-the-counter medications with your child. In fact, there are many medicines available over-the-counter that can be dangerous for younger children, even when they are given following the instructions on the medicine packaging.

Before you reach for a bottle of pain reliever or cold medicine for your child, check out the articles featured in this newsletter!

~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,


Featured Articles
Fever and Pain Medicines: Major Change Parents Need to Know
Dosing amounts for infant’s and children’s liquid acetaminophen products (such as Tylenol) have changed! Learn more here.  Go >
Coughs and Colds: Medicines or Home Remedies?
A good home remedy is one that is safe, inexpensive, and as beneficial as OTC medicines. Learn how you can treat your child’s symptoms with these simple but effective home remedies.  Go >
Medicine Ads
Here’s what you need to know to sort through all the ads for new medicines, products and treatments. Remember to talk to your pediatrician about their safety for your child.  Go >
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Over-the-counter cough and cold medicine should not be given to children under the age of 4.
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