Codeine is well-known for its over-the-counter use in treating coughs and associated pain in children. A new report, however, casts serious doubts on its efficacy and safety, and is turning the medical community against the prescription of the once-popular opiate.
Fever. Illness. Sickness. These could be the stuff of some parents’ nightmare. I know it is mine. Seeing your child trying to fight off an invisible infection. Feeling so helpless. The only thing is to make him feel as comfortable as possible.
Parents should not give children with a mild fever regular spoonfuls of paracetamol and ibuprofen, doctors advise today, as they warn that doing so could extend their illness or put their health at risk.