What your Pediatrician wants you to have in your medicine cabinet:

Every household with children should maintain a separate medicine cabinet stocked with only the children’s medicines. It should be labeled and stored locked and away from young children.  Write outside your Pediatrician’s emergency number and poison control number: (800) 222-1222

  • Here is a recommended list of supplies and medications:

  • A working thermometer with fresh batteries. Use a digital rectal thermometer in children under 12 months of age.

  • A medicine teaspoon/dropper/syringe with accurate measurements. You should not use a kitchen teaspoon to dispense medicines.

  • Fever reducers: Label each one with the dose for each of your children, as per your Pediatrician’s recommendation. Remember: your child may not always need to take this. Ask your doctor! You can find tables for weight based dosing here: https://www.champspediatrics.com/blog/539084-dosage-tables

    • Acetaminophen in the age-appropriate form. Do not give to an infant under 2 months of age. 

    • Ibuprofen in the age-appropriate form. Do not give to an infant under 6 months of age.

  • An antihistamine such as diphenhydramine or cetirizine in the age appropriate form (liquid or chewable) for allergic reactions, hives, itching, etc. Ask your Pediatrician about dosing. Do not give to a child less than 2 years of age without asking your doctor first. 

  • Triple antibiotic over-the-counter medicated cream for simple cuts. 

  • 0.5% or 1% hydrocortisone cream (anti-inflammatory for skin lesions such as bug bites, itchy rashes, and mild eczema). Do not use it on sensitive areas or in the diaper, unless advised by your doctor. 

  • Salt water spray/saline nose drops and a suction bulb or nose aspirator for infants (used to loosen nasal congestion to make it easier for infants with nasal congestion to breathe)

  • An antifungal cream OTC  to be used for athlete’s foot, ringworm or yeast diaper rashes in infants

  • Pedialyte® /Kinderlyte or another electrolyte replacement solution for vomiting and/or diarrhea. 

  • An ice pack and Ace style wrap for older children for ankle sprains or other injuries

  • A variety of sizes of gauze pads and bandages to care for wounds

  • Betadine or Epsom salts for soaking and cleaning wounds. 

  • Hydrogen peroxide for cleaning wounds.. 

  • Diaper barrier cream. Choose one that has 40% zinc oxide.

  • Arnica cream for bruising

  • Probiotics for infants and children 

  • Your infant’s or child’s chronic or emergency medications, if they have been prescribed. (eg. Epinephrine auto injectors, asthma inhalers etc). Keep a reminder on your calendar every 6 months to check if these are expiring. Epinephrine autoinjectors come in packages of 2. Always keep both injectors together. 

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics no longer recommends OTC cough and cold medicine for children under the age of 6 years old.

Dr. Irene Papaconstadopoulos, MD

Board Certified Pediatrician

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Source:  Heading Home With Your Newborn, 2nd Edition (Copyright © 2010 American Academy of Pediatrics)

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    Dr. Irene is the kind of doctor United States badly need more of. I took my child to see her for a hard to troubleshoot chronic issue, and I was very surprised that instead of typical in the US approach of prescribing a medicine to treat the symptom and get you out of the door, she took the time to understand medical history, went over each possibility what could have been causing the issue, and proposed a few possible follow-ups how to zero in to the root cause. Her advice was very helpful and produced positive results. I highly recommend Dr. Irene Papaconstadopoulos.

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    We love Dr. Irene with CHAMPS Pediatrics! My two daughters have been seeing her since 2018 and we trust her completely. She's extremely warm, understanding and takes her time to explain and answer any questions that you may have as parents. She is extremely fast with the text replies through the online portal (klara) as well, which is great for those forgotten questions in between visits. Dr. Irene is super sweet and efficient and truly cares about your experience and the welfare of your children. HIGHLY recommended!

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    "Dr. Irene is the most caring, gentle, genuine Pediatrician. She is so kind and loving with my boys. She makes them feel so comfortable and they are even excited when we have an appt! She was so quick to respond on the Klara App to communicate with me even during a holiday weekend and answer my questions about my son. She takes time to go over everything and answer all my questions and concerns, every time we've met with her. I've never felt rushed. I highly recommend her! She's been so great caring for my family. I feel so blessed to have been referred to her!! Thank you Dr. Irene, for caring for my kids!"

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