TABLE 3.

Sources From Which Caregivers Obtained Information on Remedies to Treat Fever, Colic, and Teething

ConditionRemedySource, No. (%) (N = 107)
MotherGrandmotherRelativeFriendMedical StaffUnknownOther
FeverAcetaminophen11 (10.3)2 (1.9)3 (2.8)040 (37.3)3 (2.8)8 (7.5)
Cool bath20 (18.7)9 (8.4)2 (1.9)2 (1.9)11 (10.3)6 (5.6)2 (1.7)
Alcohol18 (16.8)9 (8.4)5 (4.7)4 (3.7)4 (3.7)11 (10.3)2 (1.7)
ColicCatnip5 (4.7)5 (4.7)1 (0.9)3 (2.8)04 (3.7)0
Senna4 (3.7)02 (1.9)2 (1.9)001 (0.9)
Chamomile1 (0.9)1 (0.9)2 (1.9)002 (1.9)0
Gripe water000004 (3.7)0
TeethingBenzocaine21 (19.6)4 (3.7)3 (2.8)4 (3.7)17 (15.9)09 (8.4)
Whiskey7 (6.5)1 (0.9)4 (3.7)4 (3.7)2 (1.9)00
Penny2 (1.9)1 (0.9)2 (1.9)0000
  • Not all participants were able to name a source of information for various remedies.