Originally Posted by Maverick2272
yikes! thanks guys for the info, could have been a disaster there for us. But this means I could put some acetaminophen in if I wanted to? Or in your opinions is it best to just stay away from adding anything entirely?
Maybe there is something that naturally reduces fever or pain that can be added?
I feel another Google search coming on, LOL.
Acetaminophen or ibuprofen are the 2 meds generally considered safe for children to reduce fever and relieve pain. Dosages are calculated according to body weight and are on the medication bottle. I wasn't sure if you were asking if you should put some in a big pitcher of lemonade (not a good idea), or just going to mix up each person's dose in their cup of lemonade, which would be the way to do it. And yes, if my kids are feeling awful
with aches and pains, I will treat them with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. But if they just have fevers and it isn't making them feel bad, I don't treat fevers automatically. Of course, none of mine have seizure disorders or anything like that. If you are worried or unsure, a phone call to your pediatrician's office will give you more info. Usually, the nurse will be happy to advise you on how to treat at home rather than bring kids with viral infections into the office. With these colds and flu that have been going around, doctor's offices are swamped!