Doctor: Medicating Flu-Stricken Children Mixing popular over-the-counter drugs is an acceptable treatment for some flu-stricken children -- but only with certain precautions, says an authority in pediatric medicine. Dr. Lawrence Hammer of Stanford University says that parents can alternate doses of ibuprofen and acetaminophen as long as they observe proper intervals. NPR's Michele Norris talks with Dr. Hammer.
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Mixing popular over-the-counter drugs is an acceptable treatment for some flu-stricken children — but only with certain precautions, says an authority in pediatric medicine. Dr. Lawrence Hammer of Stanford University says that parents can alternate doses of ibuprofen and acetaminophen as long as they observe proper intervals. NPR's Michele Norris talks with Dr. Hammer.