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  • Always see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment if you think your child is in pain.
  • Non-medicine pain-relief strategies are often enjoyable for children and can be very effective for relieving mild pain.
  • If using an over-the-counter medicine, choose one specifically formulated for your child’s age. 
  • Follow the dosage recommendations exactly. 
  • Measure the dose accurately with an oral syringe or the device that comes with the medicine – never a kitchen spoon.

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Reviewed on: 19-07-2021