A few weeks ago my son had a horrible infection in one of his teeth that was so bad we had to have him checked to see if he needed a root canal. It started as just a small pain the night before but by the next morning, he was screaming in agony. Our Dentist prescribed antibiotics and recommended we get an over the counter Acetaminophen that would take care of both his pain and the fever he had.
My son hates taking any kind of medicine. He can't swallow pills, hates the liquid ones and says that the chewable ones taste terrible. While we were waiting for his prescription, we looked at all the types of children's pain relievers that were available . We found a product by Tylenol made just for kids ages 6-11. It's called Jr. Tylenol and it's a Meltaway tablet vs a pill that you have to swallow or chew. He decided that it sounded like one he would like to try so we purchased it.
Jr. Tylenol Meltaways are an Acetaminophen that has 160 MG per tablet and is both Aspirin and Ibuprofen free. They are for children his age so he only had to take 2 at a time instead of taking a whole bunch of a regular children's medicine. The package we chose has a grape punch flavor which he really seemed to like but they are also available in a Bubble Gum flavor as well. He told me that they tasted good and they melted in his mouth in a matter of seconds.
Within an hour of taking them he was much more comfortable, was no longer screaming in pain and his fever began to come down. When it came time for the next dose four hours later, he took it without an argument and did not run off and hide like he has done in the past with other medicines. While I was waiting to take him to the dentist earlier that day, I read many things online about how to ease a toothache and one of them was to place an Aspirin on the tooth and let it dissolve there. Since this was not an option for him, I have to think using this Tylenol which dissolves in the mouth may have had the same type of effect.
My son just turned 9, so we have a few more years before he reaches the highest recommended age for Jr. Tylenol. Since he likes it and it works, I will always have some on hand for when he is not feeling well from now on.