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    Default My son has Scarlett fever.

    I didn't even know this was a thing anymore.
    But it is. It's also very contagious. So much stress.
    I can't go anywhere because it's just me. I can't very well invite anyone over to watch him.
    He is sicker then he has ever been
    my crazy hyper active child spent today and yesterday laying down on the couch.
    Thats it. He didn't move.
    Worst part is he HATES medicine. For a while he was fine with chewable Tylenol/ Advil but not now. It has to be forced on him. And his antibiotics too. Antibiotics 3x a day. Tylenol/ Advil every 4 hours. I wish there was an easier way for this. But he is so stubborn. I can't even hide it in his drink any more. He won't drink anything slightly funny
    4 more days of this at a minimum.
    Poor little guy.
    ~Who ever said "don't cry over spilt milk" has never been a breast feeding mother with latch issues standing over a puddle



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    My oldest had it when she was little (before 2). I hated trying to medicate her, good luck It'll be over soon.

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    With regards to Tylenol and Advil, if you get the infant drops, it's more concentrated. You only need a small amount for the dosage you require. Down side, small bottle and costs more.

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    He weighs 45 lbs I'd need the whole like bottle to dose him 1x
    ~Who ever said "don't cry over spilt milk" has never been a breast feeding mother with latch issues standing over a puddle



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    Markus gets this EVERYTIME he has strep throat. One year I caught it from him, and it was the sickest I have ever been (besides from HG during pregnancy) and it hurts too, your body just hurts so bad.

    Markus gets Strep around 3-5 times a year poor kid. The way I got Markus to take it when he was little, and this might sound terrible, is I allowed him to have a mouthful of pop after. I mean its not ideal, but it was something he wasnt allowed to have, and he wanted. So it worked.

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    what about crushing or melting some popsicle in a cup with the medicine?

    works for us every time. Especially antibiotics that taste awful.

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    Nothing is wrong in the fight for medicine.
    At the moment I sit on him and hold his face until he swallows. Anything a gotta be nicer then that. But he insists on doing it the hard way. I give him many options and he always says the hard way and then runs to hide. Like it's gonna help him lol.
    ~Who ever said "don't cry over spilt milk" has never been a breast feeding mother with latch issues standing over a puddle



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    LOL Im picturing it in my head and laughing, I promise its with you, and not at you.
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    When DS was sick and needed medicine for years, we resorted to bribery. Whatever it takes. Lots of places deliver now, even Walmart. Though it doesn't help with cabin fever.

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    My daughter gets it every time she has strep throat. She was hospitalized for 3 days when she was 3 because of it. It can be very scary! I hope hes feelling better soon








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    My daughter just had something and I've been waiting almost 2 weeks for public health to tell me if it was fifths disease.
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