When it comes kids medications, you need to consult doctor. Without doctor’s recommendation, you should not give any medicine to a child. For prescription medicines, it is mandatory to consult a paediatrician. Most of the over-the-counter medicines are not fully studied in children for safety, dosage and efficacy. When you give a medicine to your kid, make sure you are giving it in right amount.
You can buy prescription medicines for kids at Pharmacy Outlet, only after consulting a GP. This online pharmacy store deals in a wide range of medications that help prevent and treat illness in babies and children.
Chickenpox is a viral infection that is caused by varicella-zoster. It is commonly seen in children below 15 years of age; however, it may also affect adults. It is a highly contagious disease that can easily spread from one person to another. The signs and symptoms include uncomfortable and itchy rashes, which eventually turn into fluid-filled blisters that form scab or scar. Rashes are usually seen on the face, chest, back and then whole body.
Chickenpox treatment includes over-the-counter painkillers and calamine lotion. Doctors usually prescribe antipyretic or analgesic syrup to bring down fever and reduce pain. Calamine lotion helps relieve skin rashes and itching. Colloidal oatmeal bath also provides great relief. You can purchase chickenpox medications via Pharmacy Outlet. Make sure you seek medical help before buying any medicine.
Coughs and colds are usually caused by infection with a germ called a virus. They normally clear away on their own, and antibiotic medicines are usually of no use.
Paracetamol or ibuprofen may ease some of the symptoms. Make sure the child has enough to drink.
Typically, symptoms are worse in the first 2-3 days, and then ease over the next few days as the immune system clears the virus. An irritating cough may linger for up to 2-4 weeks after other symptoms have gone.
Antibiotics do not kill viruses, so are of no use for common coughs and colds.
Colic is a condition where there are repeated bouts of excessive crying in a baby who is otherwise healthy. The definition doctors use is: a baby crying for more than three hours a day, for more than three days a week, for at least one week. Colic is common and can be distressing for parents.
Diarrhoea and vomiting are common in young children. Also known as a stomach or tummy bug, it's usually caused by an infection.
Most babies and toddlers who have diarrhoea and vomiting don't need treatment and you can safely look after them at home.
However, it's important to look out for signs of dehydration.
Babies and toddlers can become dehydrated more quickly than older children when they have diarrhoea and vomiting. If dehydration becomes severe it can be dangerous, particularly in young babies.
If your baby becomes dehydrated, they will need to be rehydrated with oral rehydration salt (ORS) solution
The ORS solution helps replace the water and salts lost from your child's body because of diarrhoea and vomiting.
To rehydrate your baby or toddler, you need to offer them small amounts of ORS solution frequently over a period of about four hours.
If your child is breastfed, keep offering them breastfeeds as well. If your child isn't breastfed, don't offer them any other drinks apart from the ORS solution unless a health professional suggests it.
Don't offer your child any food while they are having the ORS solution.
If your baby or toddler keeps vomiting the solution back up or won't drink it, speak to your GP.
Don't give your child anti-diarrhoea drugs unless advised to by a health professional.
Teething can be distressing for some babies, but there are ways to make it easier for them.
Every baby is different, and you may have to try a few different things until you find something that works for your baby.
An allergy is an immune reaction to a substance in the environment called an allergen.
When a child with allergies comes into contact with an allergen – either by touching it, breathing it, eating it, or having it injected – her body mistakenly views it as a dangerous invader and releases histamines and other chemicals to fight it off.
These chemicals irritate the body and cause symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, and coughing. Symptoms can be mild or more severe, intermittent (seasonal, for example), or ongoing because of constant exposure to the allergen.
Possible allergens include food, drugs, insects, animal dander, dust mites, mould, and pollen. Allergens can cause respiratory symptoms, as in nasal allergies or allergic rhinitis, skin symptoms like eczema, or intestinal problems – from food allergies, for example.
Both paracetamol and ibuprofen are safe and effective painkillers for children. It's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions so you know how much medicine to give your child, and how often to give it. If you're not sure, get advice from your pharmacist, GP or health visitor.
Never give the medicine more often than recommended, and don't give any more than the stated dose.
Always keep medicines stored in a safe place at home.
Plasters and bandages for children
Head lice and nits are very common in young children. They don’t have anything to do with dirty hair, and are usually picked up by head-to-head contact.
There are several different products that can be applied to the scalp and hair to kill head lice
Some treatments need be done twice – seven days apart – to make sure any newly hatched lice are killed.
Detection combing should usually be done two or three days after finishing treatment, and again another seven days after that, to check for any live head lice.
Always check the pack or leaflet to see if a product is suitable for you, particularly if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, or your child has head lice and is less than two years of age.
Your pharmacist can recommend a suitable treatment and advise you how to use it correctly if necessary.