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Be prepared for everyday symptoms in young children in the household

Usually it’s the little aches and pains that happen when playing at home and in the garden or on the road, for which one must be prepared with small children.But even with respiratory or gastrointestinal infections can be helpful a special children’s medicine cabinet with corresponding doses of medication.

ChildrenA small stumbling block or a moment of inattention is usually sufficient and even the knee is scraped up. Nice if then a plaster on hand is to treat the wound. Especially for young children such minor injuries are not uncommon. From small bruises to lacerations thorns in the feet, on such accidents, you should always be prepared with a well-equipped first aid kit. This is especially important, to keep calm and comforted, because usually the injuries are rather harmless in nature and can be treated with plaster, tweezers and cooling pack.

Frequent infections are not uncommon in young children.

In addition to the daily minor injuries and infections of the upper respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract in infants is not unusual because their immune systems are not fully developed. Here, children react to many infections quickly with high fever. Here, therefore, should be available in every household with small children appropriate medication. But in no event may this be used antipyretics for adults, such as aspirin, which can have life-threatening side effects for children under 12 years. And in other fever and pain medication should be taken on an age-appropriate dosage. In gastrointestinal infections, however, care should be taken to maintain adequate hydration. It can also be a ready-electrolyte mixture from the pharmacy help to compensate for the loss caused by vomiting and diarrhea. In addition, Medicinal Herbs of chamomile, anise, fennel or caraway can relieve nausea and abdominal pain due to bloating. But not all problems can be treated by yourself. Therefore, in unclear or persistent symptoms, especially in very young children, in any case, a doctor should be consulted.

What to include in a good children’s Pharmacy?

Very important is first a list of important telephone numbers so that they are readily available in an emergency. In addition to the number of the pediatrician also includes the emergency department in the Children’s Hospital and the poison control center. In addition, a children’s aid kit should contain:

  • Drugs that your child require permanently or for emergencies
  • Thermometer
  • Healing ointment
  • Pain and fever suppositories or juice in age appropriate dosage
  • decongestant nose drops for infants
  • Cough syrup
  • Electrolyte solution (to be mixed)
  • Antihistamine gel for insect bites or sunburn
  • Wound disinfectant

Children pharmacy may be supplemented by the homeopathic remedies and various of herbal teas that provide relief from many minor complaints. In addition, we must not forget to check the baby medicine cabinet regularly for their durability.