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Giving medicine to a child can be tricky. Some liquid medicines taste or smell bad. Or they may have a strange texture.
And when a child doesn't feel well, he or she can act grumpy or more stubborn than usual.
But you can take steps to avoid power struggles, give your child a sense of control, and make taking medicines a bit easier for everyone.
Many children worry or complain about the taste of medicines. These tips can help.
Some medicines come in a chewable form. Chewables are an option after your child has molar teeth in the back of the mouth.
By the age of 10, your child may be able to swallow a pill. Here are some tips to share with your child as you teach him or her to swallow pills.
Current as ofDecember 12, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: John Pope, MD, MPH - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineElizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as of: December 12, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
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