Some children may balk at taking an oral medication that has a strange taste (e.g., prednisone). Encourage the child’s parent or caregiver to mask the taste of the medication with a bit of soda water or seltzer. — Amanda Tini, APRN, CPNP, East Windsor, Conn. (174-5)

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