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Check your lot numbers to make sure your bottle isn't affected by the recall.

Check your lot numbers to make sure your bottle isn't affected by the recall.

Do you know why sick people get fevers? Basically, a fever is our body’s way of making itself less hospitable to viruses and bacteria. The warmer it gets in there, the harder it is for those bugs to stick around. This is why my pediatrician has always told me not to give fever reducers unless my child was too uncomfortable to sleep or her fever went over 102 degrees. Let the body do its thing, she always counseled. I take her advice when I am sick, too. I deal with the body aches and pains because I know if I am uncomfortable, so are my germs.

That said I have given my kids Tylenol (well, kid — my little one hasn’t needed it yet) when teething pain gets bad. That’s why I was very upset to hear that there is a recall on Tylenol products. McNeil Consumer Healthcare has recalled a slew of children’s Tylenol products manufactured between April, 2008 and June, 2008, saying they may be contaminated by Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) bacteria, which can cause pneumonia. Lovely.

One Response to “Tylenol That Can Make Kids Sick”

  1. Jennifer says:

    It’s great to hear that advice from a medical doctor. There are other great homeopathic products available to help with teething and fevers. Check out Boiron and Hylands.

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