There is no drug that worries parents more than cortisone. When I ask why parents are so reluctant to give their child cortisone, fears of… Read More »Cortisone for children – dangerous or not?
Caring for a sick child
Oral rehydration solution (ORS) is indispensable when children are sick, especially if they have gastroenteritis. It prevents dehydration and fluid deficiency in children. You can… Read More »Oral rehydration solution (ORS) for children – recipes to prevent dehydration at home
Sometimes children need penicillin such as Penicillin VK (phenoxymethylpenicillin), Floxapen (flucloxacillin) or Amoxil (amoxicillin). Penicillin is a class of antibiotics which treat bacterial infections such… Read More »Penicillin or antibiotics in children – Penicillin VK, Floxapen or Amoxil?
The first time your baby gets a cold, you probably have so many questions. What should I do? Is the baby going to be clear… Read More »Colds in babies – snotty and stuffy nose – how to help?
Facts and advice about acetaminophen and ibuprofen dosages given to children at home. Written by pediatricians. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are perhaps the most widely used… Read More »Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen in children – dosage for pain and fever