5 Medications for Kids You've Gotta Have in Your First Aid Kit! by Sapna Mukherjee, MD

Kids' Health
7 years ago

5 Medications for Kids You've Gotta Have in Your First Aid Kit!

It's stressful to have a sick or injured child. Having a few essentials on hand may help! Here are my top five:

  • Ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Motrin/Advil or Tylenol) – Helps reduce fever and pain. Do not give your child aspirin as it may cause liver problems.
  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) – Helps with allergic reactions.
  • Antibiotic Ointment – Use on minor cuts and scrapes to hasten healing. 
  • Hydrocortisone Cream – Use on itchy rashes.
  • Vaseline or Aquaphor – Helps with chapped lips and dry noses in the winter and great for mild diaper rashes.

Never give medications to children under 4 months of age without consulting with their doctor. And it is always best to consult with your child’s doctor before giving medications at any age.

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Elisa Schmitz
Awesome list for parents to have on hand! Thank you, Sapna Mukherjee, MD!
Sarah Remus Feezor
great list - thanks for the tips!
Such good info and so helpful! Thanks!
Şeyda Calderwood
I love these tips - thank you so much!

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