I found these pictures the other day while going through the pics on my husband's cellphone. This is from the trip that we took last October to the Nick Hotel in Orlando. My daughter...
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If there is something that I am a fanatic about it is medicines and pretty much any types of items with an expiration date. I think that it is crucial to remove expired things from our home as soon as possible.
I will not let anyone take any sort of expired medicine in our house. Have you had something like a soda that went past its expiration? One sip and you know that something is wrong with it. One look at the expiration date and you automatically think, “Aha!”
I am just as vigilant about medicine that I am about food and even though you cannot taste a medicine that is past the expiration date, it is important to remove anything expired from your home. But I had no idea that I shouldn't just be tossing it in the trash bin. However, one read of the one of the handy infographics on the KnowYourOTCs.org and I knew that I was doing things wrong.
As a consumer, I feel that it is my responsibility to take charge of my own healthcare and that of my family. I have been trying to do a much better job of that lately. But frankly, I get confused and I end Googling the answers to something but I go to a lot of different sites. Now there is one resource that I can head to first every time I need information.
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KnowYourOTCs.org is an educational website that provides the a knowledge we all need to “lead healthier lives through responsible use, storage and disposal of over the counter medicines.”
At KnowYourOTCs.org, you will find a one-stop resource for over the counter medicine information. This is the kind of thing that I need. I cannot tell you how many times I have had to administer medicine in the middle of the night but it took a lot longer because I needed to read the directions and get more information before I gave my child medicine.
On KnowYourOTCs.org, they break down the technical language so you can deal with your 8-year-old daughter's 2:00am fever or understand when to take a cough expectorant instead of a suppressant.
KnowYourOTCs.org is great parenting resource and one that you should bookmark today!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of OTC Safety. The opinions and text are all mine.