Never forget your child’s medications AGAIN! (#1 Physician Secret)
Keeping track of the medications that your child is taking can be confusing!
If you have had a sick child, you know that physicians often write for more than one medication to treat the problem.
Some medicines are only to be used for few weeks, while others are needed for a few months. And there there are the chronic medications that need to be used every day.
To be sure, keeping track of your child’s medications can be challenging. Families with several children who have medical problems have a greater chance of confusing or forgetting medication names, doses or which child is taking which medication.Parents come to my office every week to discuss their child’s health. They often stop and say, “Well, one of my children is on that medication”.Additionally, some parents announce that their child had a bad rash and swelling to “the pink” antibiotic. Many medications have the same taste, color, and smell. Serious consequences can happen if there is a mistake with medications.Your pediatrician may have all of your child’s medication on file. But, specialists and emergency room physicians do not know your child’s medical history.I am now going to share with you the #1 secret that physicians everywhere would love you to know!This secret would not have been as useful 10 years ago, but today, it is a secret that can be used by the families of ALL of my patients.Are you ready? Here it is:
You can now join the group of people who can accurately report to their healthcare providers which medication and which strength your child is taking.
As soon as you get a new medication, repeat the process. Taking new photos of medications should take less time than capturing the perfect selfie that we all struggle to get!
Seriously. I cannot remember the last time I saw a family that was not using their cell phone in my office. We use our phones for communication, social media and games on a daily basis.
Please consider using your phones as a file to store your child’s medication names and doses. You and your physicians will appreciate this.