My daughter, Emma (age 9) was diagnosed with type 1 about a month ago. We're doing fine, adjusting to all of the changes. The other day, we got a call from school (I thought it was about her BS going low) that it looks like she has fifth disease (a rash that is often called "slap face disease") because it had been going around her school. She's fine & it's not serious but she has a rash on her arms & legs that's itchy. My Dad took benadryl to school & gave it to her, not realizing it has sugar in it to taste good, & her BS went way up. We were able to find the dye-fee/sugar-free version & it's been fine since.
This leads to my question. Are there sugar-free options for children's pain reliever/fever reducer & cold medicine? If so, where can we find it (we live in Hawaii)? If not, what do other people do when their child needs some sort of OTC medication?
Thanks in advance for any advice anyone can give.