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4 Corners Children’s Clinic is committed to providing you with the best resources to support your child’s health and wellness. Please reference these tools for a basic overview of frequently asked questions and concerns. If you need further assistance, please contact the office at (970) 422-8694.

Disclaimer: this health information is for educational purposes only. You, the reader, assume full responsibility for how you choose to use it. Please call the office if you have further questions regarding the above information or concerns for your child.

Fever – Myths Versus Facts

BARTON SCHMITT MD, FAAP/CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF COLORADO Many parents have false beliefs (myths) about fever. They think fever will hurt their child. They worry and lose sleep when their child has a fever. This is called fever phobia. In fact, fevers are harmless and...

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Three Benefits of Mindfulness for Kids Studies show that the benefits of mindfulness for kids may include: Increased focus, attention, self-control, classroom participation, compassion.Improved academic performance, ability to resolve conflict, overall...

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Prevention Dosing: Under 6 months old - NO ELDERBERRYCall the office for dosing for 6 months to 1 yearOne year and older:20 lbs to 30 lbs: 1/2 tsp twice a day30 lbs to 90 lbs: 1 tsp twice a dayAdults including pregnant and breastfeeding mothers: 1 to 2 tsp twice a day...

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Swimmers Ear

Prevention: If your child doesn’t have a hole in their eardrum (from tubes or injury), after swimming place 5ml or one teaspoon of an equal parts mixture of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol and let it drain back out. Do not use any Q-tips or other foreign body in the...

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Head Lice

Transmission of Head Lice: Live Lice, Not Nits Only live lice can give lice to another child.Nits (lice eggs) cannot pass on lice. Nits are attached to the child's hair. Lice Exposure: Low Risk for Getting It Most children who are exposed to someone with head lice do...

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For vomiting, give a clear liquid diet for the first 24 hours of the illness.  Start with sips or small amounts of clear liquids. If your child is tolerating it you can gradually increase the amount.  Recommend probiotics 2-3 times a day, a single strain probiotic is...

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Common Rashes in Children

Care Advice What You Should Know About Localized Rashes:Most new localized rashes are due to skin contact with an irritating substance.Here is some care advice that should help.Avoid the CauseTry to find the cause.Consider irritants like a plant (such as evergreens or...

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Car Seats

Types of carseats at a glance This chart is a quick guide on where to start your search. It is important to research these details with each seat you use. Age groupType of seatGeneral GuidelinesInfants and Toddlers- Rear-facing-only- Rear-facing-convertibleAll infants...

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Children can get COVID-19, however we do know that they often get milder forms of the illness.  Most children will experience nothing more than a mild viral illness. The best way to prevent the spread of this virus is to wear a face covering (over the age of two...

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Fexofenadine (Allegra) Dosage

 Age Dose in mgChildren's Liquid Dose Children's Tablet Dose 60 mg 12 hour Tablets180 mg 24 hour Tablets Under 2 yrsNot recommendedNot recommended Not recommendedNot recommended Not recommended  2-6 yrs 30 mg5 mL...

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Cetirizine (Zyrtec) Dosage

 Age Syrup 1mg/1mL 5 mg chew ororal dissolving tabs 10 mg chew/swallow tabs Under 2 yrs2.5 mL once daily Not recommended Not recommended 2-5 yrs2.5 - 5 mL once daily ½ to 1 tablet once daily Not recommended 6+...

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Loratadine (Claritin/Alavert) Dosage

 Age Syrup 1mg/1mL 5 mg chew ororal dissolving tabs 10 mg tablets Under 2 yrs Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended 2-5 yrs 5 mL once daily 1 tablet once daily Not recommended 6+ yrs 10...

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Benadryl Dosage

Give the weight appropriate dosage listed below every 4 to 6 hours as needed, or as recommended by your pediatrician. Weight (lbs)Elixir (12.5mg / 5ml)FastMelt Chewable (12.5mg tablets)Tablets/Capsules & Quick Dissolve Strips (25mg tablets or 25mg strips)8-91.25ml...

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Acetaminophen Dosage for Fever and Pain

Child's Weight (lbs)6-1112-1718-2324-3536-4748-5960-7172-9596+Syrup: 160mg/5ml1.252.53.7557.51012.51520mlChewable 80mg tablets----1 1/2234568tabsChewable 160mg tablets------11 1/222 1/234tabsAdult 325mg----------111 1/22tabsAdult 500mg--------------11tabs Table Notes:...

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Ibuprofen Dosage for Fever and Pain

Child's Weight (lbs)12-1718-2324-3536-4748-5960-7172-9596+Infant Drops 50mg/1.25mL1.251.8752.53.755------mLLiquid 100mg/5mL2.5457.51012.51520mLChewable 50mg tablets----234568tabsJunior strength 100mg tablets--------22 1/234tabsAdult 200mg tablets--------111 1/22tabs...

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