Stocking Baby\’s Medicine Cabinet

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Baby Resting Head on Mother's Shoulder

Creams, Lotions & Gels

When I started my practice more than 20 years ago, there was only one pharmacy open late in my town. If your baby got sick in the middle of the night, you couldn't buy any medicine until morning. But even in these days of 24-hour pharmacies and grocery aisles stocked to the ceiling with remedies, it's wise to keep the basic supplies on hand. Of course, always consult your child's pediatrician before administering any medication. Here are the essentials.

Pain-Relief Liquids

Get-Better Tools

Medicine Dos and Don\’ts

When it comes to treating your child, keep these medicine pointers in mind.

Catherine Dundon, MD, FAAP, is an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical School.

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