Treatments & Healthcare

All about how to ensure your preschooler gets the best treatments available.

Questions & Answers

Children's cough and cold medicine: what is appropriate at what age?

There are very specific guidelines when it comes to safely administering over the counter medications to babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
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Should I give my toddler a bath to lower his fever?

A cold bath can actually do more harm than good to a feverish child.
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MMR rash: my child got a rash after getting the vaccine. Could she have measles?

Many children have a mild reaction to the MMR vaccine – it’s not usually full-blown measles though, and it’s usually not serious. There are a few things to watch out for though...
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How do I prepare my child for his first injection?

Injections are necessary - the thing is to just have them and then get on with it. If needs be, have your child’s favourite toy or something else that will distract him while he has his shot.
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Antibiotics for my child's cold: Why doesn't the doctor prescribe them?

Antibiotics do not kill viruses, such as the common cold, and by over using antibiotics, particularly when they aren’t necessary, you are weakening your child's future defences! 
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When can I start giving my child chewable medicine?

In general, chewable medicines are only designed for children two years and older, who are adept at eating solid foods.
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When can I give my child aspirin, or medicine that contains aspirin?

Giving any child aspirin could contribute to them getting a serious illness known as Reye’s Syndrome.
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