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Are you keeping your meds away from the kids?
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
I'd like to think that my 3 and 6 year olds would NOT pop something in their mouths!

However, 60,000+ kids in the U.S. go to the ER for accidental overdoses because they got into medicines when a parent or caregiver wasn't looking. Click the link above to read more about a new program to keep meds "Up & Away".

Interesting to note that risks may increase during the holidays when visitors leave coats, purses, or suitcases with meds laying around.

Haylen
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MrsWhiteCastle responded:
Elizabeth STILL puts all kinds of things in her mouth. I think this is a good reminder, especially when it comes to meds being in purses or bags.

I've carried an EpiPen in my purse since Emily was 3 and Elizabeth was 1. I didn't want them accidentally getting to the shot, so they have always had serious consequences if they were seen playing with/in someone's purse or bag.
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to MrsWhiteCastle's response:
My husband must reminded me that one of our friends has medication that is in a patch form.

I can just imagine my 3 year old going to town and sticking those all over herself!

Haylen


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