There isn’t anything much worse than being sick, except your little one being sick. And let’s face it, it’s that time of year when it’s snowing one day and 70 degree the next. Sickness is bound to happen and if my social media feed are any indication, is happening.
I find my kids often get hit harder with illness than myself or husband. Why? I can only assume their immune systems aren’t as mature, they spend more time in communicable space and love to share the one thing nobody wants shared… Germs!
Most of you know we’ve just made a big move, and coming from the warm 80 degree weather of the south to the snowy 30 degree temperatures of Minnesota, I was fully prepared for some form of illness to hit our household. Unfortunately, my prediction was quite accurate.
Within our first week of arrival the littlest of my bunch was taken by a very runny nose and a cough that left it extremely hard for him to rest. It was time for a little extra TLC and some tricks I’ve picked up along the way for making my kids more comfortable when sick happens.
Try a humidifier
Cool mist humidifiers actually help to ease congestion and keep the nasal passageways moist.
Plenty of Fluids
Fluids, even in the form of chicken soup, help thin mucus and ease the discomfort of sore throats. There is something to that warm tea and honey my own mother always made me.
Plenty of Rest
Depending on their symptoms in may not be easy for a child to rest in the traditional sense, but they should be relaxing, and should be kept home from school until they’re feeling better.
Soothe the symptoms
When something a bit stronger is called for I turn to Pfizer Pediatrics. If sick just got real™ for your family, there are solutions to help tackle even the ickiest of symptoms, like Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin®, and/or Children’s Dimetapp®.
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- Infants’ and Children’s Advil® provide unsurpassed fever and pain relief(1) , and contain ibuprofen, the medicine pediatricians use most for their own kids’ fevers(2) (for ages 6 months -11 years)
- Children’s Robitussin® provides soothing action and cough control with some formulations lasting up to 8 hours (for ages 6-12 years)
- Children’s Dimetapp® provides great-tasting cold-fighting power and is the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for children's cough & cold symptoms(3) (for ages 6+)
Formulated just for kids, Children's Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack (Children’s Robitussin® Cough & Chest Congestion and Children’s Robitussin® Nighttime Cough) non-drowsy daytime formula helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need.
Please remember to read your medication cartons, use as directed, and check with doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure. Cold medications are not recommended for children under 6 years of age.
Get more tips and learn more about Pfizer Pediatrics check out the Sick just got real™ website with an up-to-date sick tracker.
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