Health Tip: Giving Kids Medicine11/17/11
(HealthDay News) -- It's often a challenge to convince kids to
take much-needed medicine when they're sick.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these
suggestions to make medicine more palatable for children:
- Refrigerate liquid medicines before giving them to a
- If the doctor or pharmacist says it's ok, mix the medication
with a bit of juice or pudding.
- Ask your pharmacist to mix flavoring into the medication before
you take it home.
- Explain to the child that the medicine will help him or her
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