Easy Medicine Information for Busy Parents!
It’s 3:00 in the morning and you awake to your toddler tapping your forehead. She doesn’t feel good; she can’t explain what’s wrong, but one touch of her cheek and you know she’s running a fever. You drag yourself out of your comfy bed, head downstairs and sift around in the bathroom drawer before finding the thermometer to confirm it – a fever of 103°. You open the medicine cabinet to see an assortment of pink and purple liquids, but you’re just not sure which to choose. If you’re a parent on little kids, I’m sure you’ve been in this situation, too. Usually, I scramble around to Google information using my iPhone, hoping I find a safe and reputable resource. But now I have a trusted resource for OTC medicine information bookmarked and ready to go: KnowYourOTCs.org. Check it out…
OTC Medicine Information from KnowYourOTCs.org
The options for over the counter medicines at the drug store can be downright overwhelming. Especially when it comes to our kids and which medicines are safe to use for them. So I’m all about having a great tool in my toolbox for researching ahead of time or going to in the middle of the night when a fever hits.
KnowYourOTCs.org is a new website to tuck in your toolbox, Mama! KnowYourOTCs.org is a one-stop website for all consumers (not just parents) offering safe, up-to-date information regarding over the counter medicines. From safe use to safe storage to safe disposal; it’s all there to help you make safer medicine choices and take control of your family’s health. Here’s a peek…
OTC Medicine Tips for Parents
KnowYourOTCs.org even offers a special section with medicine information tailored just for parents. In it you can find articles with information and advice on medicine use and safety regarding kids in particular. One article offers these Tips for Parents Using OTC Medicines:
- Always read and follow the label.
- Only use a medicine that treats your child’s specific symptoms.
- Never give two medicines with any of the same active ingredients.
- Always give the recommended dose and use the correct measuring device. Never use a medicine longer than the label instructs or at higher doses, unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
- When possible, dose by your child’s weight following the instructions on the label or by receiving instructions from your healthcare provider.
- Do not use oral cough and cold medicines in children under the age of 4.
The article offers 7 more tips for parents, too, so head on over to KnowYourOTCs.org and click on the “FOR PARENTS” tab at the top to learn more. While you’re there, bookmark the OTC Symptoms and OTC Medicine Cabinet pages for those middle of the night fevers.
How do you handle 3 AM sickness in your home? How do you store and manage all of your OTC medicines? Share in the comments below!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of KnowYourOTCs.org. The opinions and text are all mine.