Iris - posted on 03/06/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
After reading the "Sanitize it al"l thread I started thinking about over the counter medicine. It made me think about one of my friend. As soon as she starts to feel "off" so to speak she runs out and buys some medicine that she possibly thinks that can help her feel better. I on the other hand try to tough it out most of the time.
When my children (4 y/o and 10 y/o) get sick my husband wants to give them every medicine out there as soon as the fever hits 101 F. I don't agree with it and since I win every single time my children don't get medicine until it hits over 102.5 F. I was brought up in a house where tylanol or a similar medicine was only used in an extreme situation, other than that the body had to work it's way to recovery hence, strengthen the immune system. Today I hardly ever get sick, last time I had the season flue was in 1999 when we were stationed in England and that's it.
My question is, when do you think we should use over the counter medicine for ourselves and our children? Do you think these medicine are over used on children and individuals?