Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

  • Acetaminophen is very helpful for fever and pain. Please do not use acetaminophen for infants under four months of age without talking to our office first.
  • Acetaminophen may be given every 4-6 hours
  • Infant drops and the children's syrup may have very different concentrations. Please only use the dropper provided with the infant drops to measure the infant dose.
  • Many over-the-counter cold and cough preparations also contain acetaminophen. Use of these products along with an acetaminophen preparation may result in a dangerous overdose.
  • Acetaminophen is also available as a rectal suppository for use in children who refuse to take medicine by mouth or who are vomiting. The brand name is Feverall, and it is available in most pharmacies. Please use rectal acetaminophen only on the recommendation of our office.


Books About Puberty:
For Girls:
  • The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls, by American Girls and Norma Bendell
  • A Girl's Guide to Becoming A Teen, by the American Medical Association

For Boys:
  • A Boy's Guide to Becoming A Teen, by the American Medical Association
  • It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health, by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley

Books For Parents:
  • Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens, by Laura S Kastner Ph.D. and Jennifer Wyatt
  • Positive Discipline for Teenagers, Revised 3rd Edition: Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting, by Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott
  • Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, by Michael Riera
  • Parent’s Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Building Resilience, by K Ginsburg and M Jablow
  • Parent’s Guide to Understanding Teens’ and Tweens’ Digital World: Cybersafe, by Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe

Websites for Teens:

Websites for Parents: