Having a toddler who is always active and loves to explore, you will often find your child injured because of falling or contracting coughs and colds from his friends. Situations like this you cannot predict. Therefore, you should provide a special pill box for toddlers at home so you are better prepared to do first aid.
Here are some medicines and health products that you must have at home, Moms.
1. Affected by Fever
Are you worried Little One has a fever? A digital thermometer will help measure Little’s body temperature. If his body temperature is above 38 degrees Celsius, he may have a fever, and you can give fever-reducing drugs according to the dose.
There are various types of fever-reducing drugs for children, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen. What’s the difference between the two? Paracetamol (its chemical name is acetaminophen) is relatively safer for children. The right dose must be considered because this drug is metabolized in the liver, so that overdosing can be bad for children.
In contrast, ibuprofen has a stronger heat-lowering and pain relief response and reacts longer, but risks causing interference with platelet function.
2. Bitten by Insects
To relieve itching due to insect bites, it is not recommended to use ointments that contain corticosteroids, because long-term use can cause the skin to become thin. When a toddler is bitten by an insect, Moms can get him to wash his hands or bitten feet, so the itching is reduced. Some Moms also use traditional oils, such as wasp oil, telon oil, or eucalyptus oil to relieve itching due to insect bites.
To avoid being bitten by insects, Moms can prepare anti-mosquito lotions, but if your child does not have sensitive skin and is not easily allergic. Do not forget to also pay attention to the rules of use on each product.
3. Caring for Wounds and Swelling
As a preparation if your child is injured because of a fall or collision, always provide simple medical equipment at home, such as plasters of various sizes, alcohol that is useful as an antibacterial, and antiseptic drugs.
Then how to deal with bumps or bruises? For treatment, Moms can read a more complete explanation here.
4. Cough with Colds
When your child has a cold cough, he becomes fussy, difficult to sleep, and difficulty breathing. To help him, Moms can provide a nasal suction device, nasal drops containing sodium chloride (NaCl). To remove mucus in the nose Little, Moms can read a more complete explanation here.
Moms can also provide balms or body warmers for children. For the selection of cough and cold medicines, you should first consult with your doctor, Moms.
5. Prickly Itching
To overcome the prickly heat, it can actually be done by cleaning the folds of the affected prickly heat, then drying it. If the symptoms of prickly heat are accompanied by itching, treat it with anti-itching powder. However, if the prickly heat turns into blisters and sores, apply an ointment that contains antibiotics. Surely in accordance with the doctor’s advice yes, Moms.
6. Diaper Rash
To deal with diaper rash, the most important thing is to stop using diapers temporarily. Use a special cream or ointment that contains zinc if the little skin is only reddish. If the rash becomes blister, give an antibiotic or antifungal ointment or lotion. Immediately consult a doctor if the rash does not disappear within 3 days yes, Moms.
7. Have Diarrhea
Diarrhea can cause a lack of body fluids which can be bad. Diarrhea can be overcome by administering ORS. Therefore, always provide ORS at home. Provision of ORS must also be accompanied by giving adequate fluids every day