I think most every mom can tell you that there are very few things in life more heartbreaking than a sick child. As parents, we are willing to do everything humanly possible to keep our children from hurting, and it is a terrible feeling when you can’t take away their pain for them, and just have to sit with them while their body works through whatever bug has been caught.
This frustration can be compounded by the fact that sometimes your child can’t keep liquids down. I know there have been several instances where I have given Darah some medicine, and within 20 minutes she has vomited, leaving me unsure of whether or not I should try to offer her more medicine, or if I just need to wait the suggested period of time on the medicine label before administering again. I err on the cautious side so that I don’t accidentally give her too much medicine, but I feel bad at the same time, because I know in all likelihood she threw up most, if not all, of the medicine she had been given.
There is a wonderful product on the market now for just this type of situation. It’s called FeverAll, and it is an acetaminophen suppository. When your child can’t keep those liquids down, this is a way to ensure that s/he gets the full dose of medicine that is needed to fight a fever.
The FeverAll brand has been around for more than 30 years, so it is a very reliable company. I really appreciate the innovation they have brought to the table by offering acetaminophen in suppository form. It is less than one-inch in size, which makes it smaller than any other acetaminophen suppository, and therefore, easier to administer to infants and children. It is designed for children from 6-36 months, and is the only product of its kind with dosing instructions for children of this age on the label, which certainly makes it the safest choice. The company also offers Feverall Children’s Strength (ages 3-6 years) and Jr. Strength (ages 6-12 years).
While we have not had a need to use this product since we received it a few days ago, I am REALLY glad to have it in our medicine cabinet. You can also get some for your medical kit by visiting your nearest major retailer or drugstore (such as Rite Aid, Walgreens and Walmart). The packages come with 6 suppositories and retail for $7.00.
Disclosure: I received complimentary products for review through the Family Review Network. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.