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Tips for parents on the hunt for kids’ fever-reducing meds

Infants’ Tylenol and similar products remain in short supply but alternatives exist. (CBC)

(CBC News) — Anxious parents are flooding social media sites in search of fever-reducing medication for their little ones as cold and flu season begins. Pediatricians and pharmacists are trying to reassure them there are options. 

Starting six months ago, some store shelves of pediatric acetaminophen and, later, ibuprofen products — like liquid Tylenol and Advil or chewable tablets —  were bare, according to pharmacists and parents. 

Clinicians say there’s no need to panic because alternatives exist, and they note help is at hand to talk parents and caregivers through what signs to look for when a child spikes a fever. (…)