December 20, 2022 — Your local pharmacy is once again out of over-the-counter children’s pain relievers.but before thinking runny nosesleepless nights, and Fever Kids threaten your vacation plans, parents, you have other options.
Although there is no shortage of official Children’s Tylenol According to Johnson & Johnson Consumer Healthcare, which makes the product, it is an “extremely challenging cold and influenza season,” and demand for these products has literally skyrocketed, the company said in a statement.
“We are doing everything we can to ensure people have access to the products they need, including maximizing our production capacity, operating our website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and continuing to ship products,” the statement said.
Children’s Kinesitoxin It’s also hard to find in stores this holiday season.This can be traced to “an increase in cases of pediatric respiratory diseases, including influenzaCOVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virussaid Logan Tucker, spokesman for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.
“Parents may have to stop and find what they need, and should also consider additional self-care alternatives to help the director of their healthcare provider provide comfort and relief,” Tucker said.
Tucker said parents should avoid the urge to stock up on children’s painkillers, as this can further exacerbate supply and demand in stores. CVS and Walgreens drugstores have recently Announce Limit the amount of children’s pain medicine you can buy in their store.
CVS has a two-product limit on all children’s pain medicines in stores and online, while Walgreens has a maximum of six over-the-counter children’s pain medicines for online purchases. Supermarket chain Kroger also has two product restrictions on the purchase of painkillers for children.
explore your options
Don’t be afraid to try the generic version Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin), said Joseph Perno, M.D., Physician and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Emergency Center, Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital.
“Most stores carry their own version of these drugs,” he said. “Families can also find other formulations, such as chewable suppositories or rectal suppositories.”
remember the basics
If your child is unwell, always keep in mind standard best practice in treating illnesses, such as alcohol consumption lots of liquid.
“If they’re not eating, a Pedialyte or a sports drink can do a great job of keeping them hydrated during an illness.”
It may also be normal if your child is sleeping more than usual. Just make sure they wake up often enough to keep drinking water.
When to seek further medical attention
“If your child has a fever for 3 to 5 days, it’s worth evaluating with your doctor,” says Perno.
altered mental status and breathing problems, such as shortness of breath or shortness of breath, or Variety In complexion, it may be a sign of something more serious.sign of dehydration, Things like crying without tears, a dry mouth, or your child not going to the bathroom as often as usual also fall into this camp. If your child has any of these symptoms, they should be seen in the emergency room, says Perno.