August 2, 2016

7 Ways to Prevent Tylenol Overdose in Children

Filed under: cancer,children — Tags: , , , , , , , , — robertprice @ 8:56 pm

DD-05142016-0O1A6416Acetaminophen is contained in over 100 medications that are sold over the counter.  It is commonly purchased under the brand name Tylenol, but it can be found in common over-the-counter medication for pain, cough and fever.

An acetaminophen overdose usually occurs when adults usually take more than the recommended dose or unintentionally take acetaminophen in different forms.  This usually occurs when patients do not realize that there is acetaminophen in other medications and taking them together in a short period of time can result in an overdose.

Children can be victims of acetaminophen overdoses, usually because of their caretakers. Giving a child too much acetaminophen or forgetting the dose they have already taken can be a cause. It is common that children overdose when they mistake acetaminophen for candy, or drink large amounts of syrup all at once. Here are some ways an overdose can be prevented:

  • Keep all of your medicines in locked cabinets or out of reach of children.
  • Keep a track or log of the doses and medications you give your child. Make sure you share this information with your children’s caregivers.
  • Read all labels of your children’s medications and monitor which medications have acetaminophen in them. Ensure that the doses in each are safe to take at the same time.
  • Use your child’s weight to determine the dose of acetaminophen and make sure that the formula is meant for the same age group.
  • Consult a pharmacist to determine if the form of OTC acetaminophen you are giving your child is appropriate.
  • Measure a child’s dose of acetaminophen with a dropper when given in liquid form.
  • Avoid giving your child or taking the medication yourself if you have chronic pain and it is not going away with a simple OTC medication. Consult a doctor on which medication is more appropriate to take to get better results

Implementing these prevention methods can make a significant impact towards preventing an overdose in children.  Make sure to educate your child about the dangers of drugs that seem harmless.

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March 31, 2011

The Best Ways to Fall Asleep

Filed under: children,cold,cold symptoms,colds,common cold — robertprice @ 8:42 pm

best way to fall asleepNot everyone gets the best sleep every night. You’re either lying in bed for a few hours or waking up constantly during the night. Your sleeping pattern can easily be adjusted by improving eating habits, doing more physical activity, and taking naps during the day.

Your Diet

Usually, people are having small breakfasts, moderate lunches, and large dinners. Reverse that habit and you will be sleeping better! Having a large breakfast, a moderate lunch, and a light dinner will not only help you sleep better, but will give you more energy during the day. Having a large dinner before bed can cause heartburn. Moreover it is recommended that people have dinner at least 3 hours before going to bed. Avoid having caffeine after 3:00 PM. Foods and beverages that contain caffeine are sodas, teas, chocolate, and some energy bars. Also, although alcohol can cause drowsiness, it does ruin sleep patterns so it’s best try to avoid it as much as you can. Furthermore, try to consume all your beverages before dinner so you won’t be waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. If you enjoy snacking before bed, have a snack that is high in carbohydrates and has a high content of magnesium and/or is a good source of calcium. Eating foods such as apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, peaches, and nuts before bed will satisfy your needs!

Physical Activity

Although exercising does make you tired, it best to not vigorously exercise 3 hours before going to bed. After exercising, your body temperature rises which causes your body to feel uncomfortable thus, preventing sleep. Also, physical activity will stimulate your heart, brain, and muscles which is the last thing you need before going to bed. Exercising in the late afternoon or early evening has proven to be the best time to exercise since by the time you go to bed; your body temperature will have gone down. Though activities such yoga and weight lifting are good for you, cardiovascular activity promotes sleep best. Keeping your heart rate high for at least 20 minutes will help trigger sleep.

Natural Light

Your biological clock goes by darkness and light. Waking up early and getting out when the sun is out will keep your biological clock on track. Going for a walk in the morning will have a huge effect on your mood and how you sleep. Having natural light will improve your body’s sleep-wake cycle. Studies show that people who have a lack of light for long periods of time can experience a dramatic change in sleep, temperature, hormones, and mood.

Napping

A nap will become your best friend if you are sleep deprived. A nap renews your energy and alertness. Naps should be taken about 8 hours after waking up and should only be approximately 30 minutes. Many people take naps for much longer but this can cause you to wake up groggy and much more tired than before. For people who are extremely sleep deprived a nap that is 90 minutes long wouldn’t be too bad. If you nap for 90 minutes, your body has a chance to go through the sleep cycle once so you can feel energized when you awake. Not only does napping help you gain energy, but it can also help reduce heart attack risk and other heart problems. Studies were taken on men who napped occasionally and men who napped all the time. The men who napped occasionally had a reduced their risk of death by 12% more than men who did not nap. Men who had napped on a regular base reduced their risk of death by a remarkable 37%.

It is best to have a routine during the day so your body adjusts to a proper sleep-wake cycle. Have a routine before you go to bed; eat a snack, take a warm bath, or read a book. So before you try sleeping medications, try these natural ways to help you sleep better.

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September 8, 2009

Alcohols Effect on Unborn Babies


Most people know that drinking alcohol while pregnant is extremely harmful to the baby. However, do you know exactly what alcohol can do to your child? Well truth is, many people don’t and even though most women try to avoid alcohol when they become pregnant, some will consume alcohol before they are aware they have become pregnant.

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is the leading cause of preventable birth defects and developmental difficulties in children. Some growth deficits include: mental retardation, heart, lung, and kidney defects, specific facial characteristics, hyperactivity and behavior problems, attention and memory problems, and learning disabilities.

The most horrific part about all the defects is, if they are caused by alcohol, they can be totally avoided. Many people need to really be aware of what they could possibly be doing. Now I’m not saying don’t ever drink alcohol, but if you are trying to become pregnant, might have accidentally become pregnant, or are in the prime child bearing years pay attention.

For anyone that doesn’t believe that alcohol causes horrible birth defects, go read a book. Seriously, you might learn something. Alcohol isn’t a horrible thing, but if used without any sort of thought horrible things may happen.

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August 10, 2009

The Cost of Raising a Child

Almost every American woman’s dream is to one day settle down with the perfect husband and raise a family together. The idea seems simple enough (love + family = happiness) however most of us don’t take the costs of raising a family into enough consideration. Some families live by common phrases like “We’ll make it work” “our love has no price tag” or “we’ll take it as it comes” – but why not map out a mental budget plan before having children?

A recent estimation by the Agricultural Department of the US has found that it will cost a middle-income family over $290,000 to raise and accommodate one child until they are 18.
This estimate takes into account food, shelter, and basic needs like clothing and furniture. That figure does not include things like the costs of toys and games, health care, piano lessons or soccer enrolment. Most importantly, the figure does not include the costs of post secondary education.
The average annual amount of money spent on one child is between $11,000 and $13,000, for middle-income, two parent families. Families with lower incomes had spent less on their children, and those with high incomes had spent more on their children. The lowest costs in raising children are in rural parts of America, and in Southern Cities. The expenses of children are higher in North East cities.

The more children a family has, the higher the price tag.

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