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Cutting Health Care Costs: Children's Care

8 Tips From a Pediatrician on Managing the Costs of Children's Medical Care

8. Don't share medications or medical equipment among siblings.

Don't assume that the prescription that works for one child is OK for their brother or sister, or that leftover pills are still OK to use. Always check with a doctor first.

Also, if one child has a medical device -- such as a nebulizer to deliver asthma medicine -- don't let their siblings use it. Sharing those devices could help spread infections.

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