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A History of Paracetamol and Its Various Uses

A History of Paracetamol and Its Various Uses

Paracetamol is the brand name for a medication that is commonly called acetaminophen, Tylenol and Panadol. It has several well-known uses including a fever reducer and a mild pain reliever.

When should you dose your kids with paracetamol, and how often?  What happens if you overdose?

This medication has been in use for decades but who can and can't take paracetamol and what are safe levels of paracetamol? Read on to find out more.

Fever: When Do You Take Your Child to Hospital?

Fever: When Do You Take Your Child to Hospital?

When your child has a fever, you have a judgement call to make. The time will come when you have to take them to the doctor or even the Emergency Room. So when is that point?

It varies, according to the age of your child, but the last thing you need when you're worried is vague advice. That can actually make things worse. So, keep the following simple rules in mind and you won't go far wrong, although this is isn't medical advice and you should still consult your physician if there's any doubt.

FeverMates' Top Tips For Staying Flu Free This Winter

FeverMates' Top Tips For Staying Flu Free This Winter

There are many great things about Winter, like drinking excessive amounts of hot chocolate, skiing and using the excuse of the cold weather to stay in and curl up to watch a movie.

However, there are also a few downers of this chilly season and that's the tickly coughs, runny nose and sneezes around every turn. Oh and if your child is sick, expect a whole lot of complaining. Read on and let the FeverMates give you their top tips on staying healthy during this flu-season.

Stick On Thermometers - A Great Health Care Product for Kids

Stick On Thermometers - A Great Health Care Product for Kids

Any parent can attest to the fact that kids just hate thermometers. Whether it’s a very little one who doesn’t understand and wants that thing away from his mouth or underarm (or worse) right now or a somewhat older tyke who, being sick and cranky, is in no mood to cooperate, taking a sick child’s temperature can be more challenging than solving a Rubik’s Cube.

Parents have a variety of options for checking the temperature of a sick child. We've provided a quick overview.

9 tips for better day care safety and health

9 tips for better day care safety and health

Are you getting ready to place your kids into child care? While you try to keep them safe and healthy at home, day care is another story. The last thing you want is to have a sick child with a bad cold or flu this winter. Because of this risk, many parents feel a bit scared about day care safety.

While you can’t stay at the child care centre all day, you can take a few extra steps once your little one is home. Take a look at the below 9 tips to help keep your child healthy and happy in child care.