Many times, calls to the doctor in the middle of the night and trips to the E.R. to see doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab, can be avoided. By keeping certain essential medicines and items at home, you may be better able treat your sick child in the middle of the night.
In the medicine chest (high out of a child’s reach) you should always have pain and fever relievers, a children’s antihistamine and cortisone cream (with doctor-approved instructions), saline nose drops, a nasal aspirator, a medicine dropper, petroleum jelly, Ipecac and a digital thermometer.
In the kitchen, make sure to have olive oil, canned peaches or pears in syrup, ice pops, flat cola or ginger ale. In a child’s room, you should have tissues, a cool-mist humidifier, and allergy-preventing sheets and covers if your child has allergies or asthma.