Chapter 12

Addressing Common Kiddie Health Issues

In This Chapter

arrow Adjusting dosages for kids

arrow Alleviating the pain and discomfort of colic, diaper rash, and teething

arrow Helping your kid cope with chicken pox

arrow Alleviating growing pains

arrow Getting some solid advice on vaccinations

Parents don’t like to see their kids suffer, but childhood illnesses often serve as important events in building a child’s future defenses against more serious illnesses. In this chapter, I offer guidance on how to treat common infant and childhood illnesses, and near the end of this chapter, I explain how you can minimize the discomfort and risk of reaction to childhood vaccines. But first, I offer some general guidance on how to adjust dosages of medicines, herbs, and other supplements for children.

Adjusting Dosages for Children 12 Years Old and Under

Throughout this book, the dosages I recommend for vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements are for adults only. Consult your child’s pediatrician for dosages ...

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