Hyperactivity in Children Caused by Additives in Medicines
Posted Oct 22 2008 4:24pm
Hyperactivity in babies and children can be caused by additives in some popular well known brands of medicines for children. A recent report revealed that researchers found that a high percentage of over the counter and some prescription medicines for antibiotics, cough syrups and pain relievers contained one or more of 7 additives known to trigger hyperactivity.
Many parents routinely give paracetamol (acetaminophen) based medicines to their children to help prevent high temperatures and fever when their children have colds or coughs. Even some medicines suitable for the under threes contained these additives.
Researchers have found that the additives could make any child hyperactive even if he or she was not normally so. According to manufacturers the additives which are mainly preservatives and colours do not cause problems so are reluctant to remove them.
With more publicity and evidence about the harmful effects of colourings such as tartrazine, quinoline yellow, sunset yellow, ponceau, carmoisine, allura red and the preservartive sodium benzoate food manufacturers have been removing them from children's drinks and foods and finding natural alternatives. So why can't the medicine manufacturers do the same?
But with many safe Natural Health Remedies available for children who wants to risk the damage that paracetamol (acetaminophen) can do to the immature livers and kidneys of their babies?
Natural remedies have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years to counteract immune problems in children. Recent research has confirmed that a wide range of herbs can support the immature immune systems of children and shorten recovery time if they do get an infection.
When children spend time in nurseries, daycare, or preschool, they are particularly prone to picking up viruses and bugs. To help protect their immune systems a 100% natural herbal remedy KiddieBoost has been specifically formulated to strengthen child's immune system. KiddieBoost comes in a convenient drop formula that is easy to administer to children from the age of 12 months.
So if you are concerned about the side effects of the additives in children's medicines and antibiotics try supporting your child's immune system with KiddieBoost a safe natural health remedy.