“A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,” but then again, maybe not a spoonful. A recent article on MyHealthBeijing suggests that children are receiving incorrect doses of medicine due to different shapes and sizes of kitchen spoons.
The article states: “In the study, first printed in the Annals of Internal Medicine and reviewed in Pediatrics JournalWatch, patients tried to pour 5ml into a series of spoons. They found a 20% error in under/overdosing.”
To give your sick child the accurate amount of medicine, consider using a dropper to instead of a spoon. And with this news, a new verse is inspired in an old song, “A drop of sugar helps the medicine go down…”
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