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Child has leg pain, normal bloodwork. Safe to give Tylenol?

Hi...I have a 4 1/2 year old daughter who has had severe leg pain in the past...It was bad enough that she would constantly cry & would rub her legs, do warm baths & nothing would help...I took her to her pediatrician because I became concerned...He did bloodwork to make sure everything was ok...Everything came back normal...He suggested the same leg rubs, warm baths, & tylonel when nothing else would help & she was in severe pain...It is a very rare occasion for us to actually give her the tylonel for it...However, she remembers everything so every time they hurt, she asks...She went to my parents & came in from playing saying that her legs hurt & she wanted tylonel to help it feel better & my parents started telling me I was crazy for giving it to her & it is child abuse...Is it safe to give tylonel to a small child for muscle pain or is it child abuse??
Asked On : Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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Recurrent muscle pains could be due to a Vitamin D 3 deficiency in a young child. Giving Tylenol for symptomatic relief will not cause an abuse but it is best to find out the cause and give specific treatment for a long term improvement.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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