Is it OK to give children pain killers? 5 experts weigh in

Sick little girl

Children get sick and hurt a lot. Whether it’s playground injuries or cold and fever, we’re frequently wondering if we should reach for the kids’ Panadol.

But pain relief has side effects, and we know as adults we shouldn’t take it too liberally, but what about our kids?

We asked five experts if it’s OK to give our kids painkillers.

Four out of five experts said yes

Here are their detailed responses:

 

This article was written by Alexandra Hansen, Health + Medicine Section Editor/Global Editor, The Conversation. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.


The Conversation Disclosures: Greta Palmer has previously received grant support from Cadence Pharmaceuticals for a paracetamol study in neonates.

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