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  •  I didn't either. (8+ / 0-)

    Just a little tidbit I ran across looking for a good description of the effects of cholera infantum.

    We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Justice Louis D. Brandeis

    by dsteffen on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 03:01:20 PM PDT

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    •  interesting history (3+ / 0-)
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      about Pepto, but it contains a salicylate, which is suspected of causing Reyes Syndrome. (aspirin does too).

      Neither are considered safe for children any longer.

      Inconceivable! You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

      by hopeful on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 04:28:39 AM PDT

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      •  nor is Tylenol, which is apparently.... (3+ / 0-)
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        .... linked to asthma.

        "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 07:30:17 AM PDT

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        •  So what are you supposed to give (1+ / 0-)
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          your kids if they have a fever or pain?

          I think the tylenol and asthma is only if you take it too often.

          But I know about aspirin and Reyes syndrome, one of my daughter's first grade classmates died from that.

          •  Ibuprofen is common fo fever (3+ / 0-)
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            Ibuprofen was a miracle drug for my kids.  It could get them from moaning on the couch to playing in about 20 minutes.  Not that we gave it to them that often, though.

            The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. -Mark Twain

            by boatgeek on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 01:36:01 PM PDT

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          •  nothing unless it's severe... (2+ / 0-)
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            ... in which case, whatever the doctor recommends.

            Though I can't help but think that in the case of pain, a spoon full of good old-fashioned codeine or paregoric, and then put them to bed with a book to read until they fall asleep (the point being to associate the wooziness from the medicine with "going to sleep" rather than with "getting high").  Maximum one such dosage per week or preferably per month, to avoid the risk of dependence.  

            "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

            by G2geek on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 06:26:20 PM PDT

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