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10 Tips from Houston Pediatrician Dr. Amanda Chan

Wondering what pediatricians really want you to know? Dr. Amanda Chan of Fannin Pediatrics in Houston shares these 10 tips with Morningside Nannies.Dr Chan

1. Know that Tylenol/Motrin/Benadryl are weight based in children and having a chart to hang up at home can help you to be prepared. Please seek medical evaluation for any children under 2 months old of age with fever.

2. Tips to control fever: Give the correct dosing of Tylenol and Motrin (Motrin only given in 6 months and older). Also keep in mind it can take 40 minutes for medicine to kick in so in the mean time parents can give their child a bath or use cool packs in core body points (groin and underarms) to help reduce the body temperature.

3. Once children are on antibiotic, use as prescribed and finish the complete course of antibiotic.

4. Fever on antibiotics can be expected on day 1, 2, and 3. If patient has a true fever (100.4 or greater) on day 4 of antibiotics please call your doctor.

5. If you have contacted your pharmacy and a prescription is not there, please call the office to check on status; never wait until after clinic is closed to call.

6. Know office hours, policy on late arrivals, walk-in policy, after hours notifications and weekend hours.

7. Take pictures of rashes or injuries.

8. Avoid giving aspirin or aspirin containing medicines in children unless instructed to by your doctor.

9. Do not give children under the age of 2 years old cough syrup.

10. Keep poison control number on hand so you can call right away with any ingestion: (800) 222-1222.


Dr. Chan is now accepting new patients. Call 713-790-9220 to ask about insurance and for appointment information.

This information is provided for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. If you are concerned about the health and safety of a child in your care, contact the appropriate medical provider immediately.


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