Taking the right steps to ensure your child’s health and prevent future illness

Children bring joy and laughter into our lives, but sometimes they drive us crazy with their tantrums, nonetheless our lives are never the same when we have kids around. It’s nice to see them running around the house full of curiosity and always looking for something to do. When they are healthy and well there is never a dull moment around the house. But there are days when our baby’s or toddler’s get sick, they are no longer active as before, they seem cranky most of the time, can’t sleep well and nothing seems to make them happy. The cause may be a simple illness such as the common cold or flu, diarrhea or stomach pain; these illnesses although common afflict kids more than adults and hence it is necessary for us to be prepared to handle these common bouts of illness in our kids.

While it is important to go to a Paediatrician when your baby is sick to ensure that your kid gets the right treatment, it is equally important to be prepared for the next round of sickness which can strike at any time. Most of us are unprepared for such situations, so what can you do if your child has a mild sickness when you are travelling, or you are unable to get the doctor’s appointment in time, the trick here is not to panic but simply plan ahead.

More than the doctor it is the mother who understands the child’s health and illness symptoms as soon as they manifest, in such situations the key is not to panic and immediately try and schedule an appointment with the doctor. We merely have to study our child’s previous health reports and doctor’srecommendations; this might help us to identify the current affliction. Observe the symptoms noted down by the doctor and the corresponding medications along with the recommended dosage. It is advisable to always have common medicines at hand this include medicines for cold and cough, fever, skin rash, stool softeners, stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting  … you know the drill. Doctor’s too suggest a minimum of three days observation period before prescribing any strong medications, in the mean time we should be able to manage our children’s illness and seek the doctor’s help when we notice the symptoms getting stronger or if our children are not responding to the previous medications.

It is preferable to stock the below over the counter medications for managing the most common illnesses in babies and toddlers.

  • Nasal spray or Nasal drops to relive blocked noses
  • Constipation reliving drops for babies
  • Fever and Pain relievers including Paracetamol and Ibuprofen drops and syrups
  • Antibiotic syrups
  • Anti-allergy drops and syrups
  • Cough drops and syrups
  • Anti-diarrhea medicine for kids
  • Syrups for nausea and vomiting
  • De-worming medication
  • Anti-rash powder

Corner Pharmacy is a recognised online pharmacy and we stock all branded medicines at hand and deliver it to your home when you need it. Our online pharmacy store has all the necessary medications you may need to manage your child’s illness at home before you seek out the doctor. You can buy medicine online as per the quantity that you require, apart from an online store we also have our shop from where you can buy in person or you can give us a call for any questions you have about the medicines. When you buy pharmacy online NZ from Corner Pharmacy you get the latest and widest range of medicines to choose from.