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Author Bell, Edward A., 1959-
Title A parent's guide to children's medicines / Edward A. Bell.
Pub Info Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
book jacket
 Vineyard Haven Children's  PARENT/TEACHER 615.1 BEL     AVAILABLE
Descript x, 166 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series A Johns Hopkins Press health book
Johns Hopkins Press health book.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-161) and index.
Contents Should I give medicine to my child? What are the benefits of giving medicine to my child? ; What are the risks of giving medicine to my child? ; How do medicines work in a child, and how do they work differently in older children and adults? ; Are side effects of medicines similar in children and adults? ; Why are some medicines not appropriate for children? -- How should I give medicine to my child? If my child needs medicine, how can I get him or her to take it? ; What is the best way to measure liquid medicines accurately? ; What can I do to reduce my child's anxiety about, and pain from, an injection? -- How do I use medicines for fever? How high can my child's fever go? ; Is a high fever dangerous? ; What medication is best for treating my child's fever? ; How much medication should I give? Am I giving too much medication? -- How do I use medicines for infection? Why does my son get so many ear infections? Does he always need an antibiotic? ; What is the best antibiotic for my son's infection? ; Does my daughter always need an antibiotic for a fever or cough? ; My daughter has thick, disgusting snot coming out of her nose. Does she need an antibiotic? ; My son has a very sore throat, but his doctor said he doesn't need an antibiotic. Why not? ; My daughter has the flu. Does she need an antibiotic? ; Are all of the antibiotics prescribed for my son safe for him? ; My daughter is always getting sick with infections. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? -- Are vaccines dangerous? Will they protect my child? How do vaccines work? What are vaccines made of? ; Who decides what vaccines are recommended for my child? ; How effective are vaccines? ; What diseases do childhood vaccines protect against? ; What side effects do vaccines have? Are they dangerous? ; What concerns and fears do parents have about vaccines? ; What fears do children have about vaccines? ; Do vaccines have mercury in them? Is mercury dangerous? Do vaccines cause autism? ; Can I rely on other immunized children to protect my un-immunized child? ; What are good information sources about vaccines? ; What can I do if I have concerns about vaccines? -- How do I use medicines for common illnesses? Do over-the-counter medicines for head lice really work? Are they safe? ; Which medicine is better for treating my child's pain-- Tylenol or Motrin? ; Can I use antidiarrheal medicine for my child when he has diarrhea? ; Are steroid medicines safe for my child with asthma? ; Are Ritalin and other medicines for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) addicting? -- Where can I find more information about my child's medicines? How can I tell whether a medical Web site is accurate and reliable? ; What are good medical Web sites I can use regularly? ; Where can I find other sources of information, including good books, about children's medicines? ; What questions should I ask my pharmacist about my child's medicines? ; What questions should I ask my child's doctor about my child's medicines?
Summary Answers questions about how to administer effective dosages of medications to children, addressing which medications treat infections, fevers, and other common illnesses.
Subject Pediatric pharmacology -- Popular works.
Drugs -- Popular works.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Children's Health.
ISBN 9781421406237 (hdbk. : alk. paper)
9781421406244 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781421406732 (electronic)
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