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Paracetamol Calpol Infant Drops

Paracetamol (Calpol®) for Children 0-2 Years Old

  • Infant Drops Suspension
  • 0-2 Years
  • Fast & effective relief for fever and pain

  • Paracetamol
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Paracetamol Calpol 2-6

Paracetamol (Calpol®) for Children 2-6 Years Old

  • Suspension
  • 2-6 Years
  • Fast & effective relief for fever and pain

  • Paracetamol
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Paracetamol Calpol 6-12

Paracetamol (Calpol®) for Children 6-12 Years Old

  • Suspension
  • 6-12 Years
  • Fast & effective relief for fever and pain

  • Paracetamol
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PanaCool Children's Cooling Patch

PanaCool Children's Cooling Patch

  • Children's Cooling Patch
  • 1-12 Years
  • For express cooling action

  • L-Methol, Tween 80, Sodium Polyacrylate, Glycerin, Tartaric Acid, Polyviny Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, FD&C Blue No. 1, Purified Water
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Girl with fever lying in bed with someone's hand on her forehead
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FLU IN CHILDREN

Influenza, commonly known as “the flu”, is a viral infection caused by the influenza A, B, and C viruses and is highly contagious due to its ability to be transmitted through droplets in the air when a person sneezes or coughs. Children are particularly at risk of getting the flu because of their weaker immune system. And if the child is less than five years of age, there is a risk of very serious complications arising from a flu infection.

 

How to tell if your child has flu

Common signs and symptoms of the flu include:

  • fever over 100 F (38 C)
  • aching muscles especially in the back, arms and legs
  • chills and sweating
  • headache
  • dry cough
  • fatigue and weakness
  • nasal congestion.

Parents need to pay particular attention as the child may initially exhibit symptoms of the common cold with a runny nose and sneezing but it could turn out to be a flu infection. Colds do not come as fast the flu and do not weigh as heavily on the body.

 

The Virus

Influenza is caused by a virus that infects the respiratory system of a person, particularly the upper respiratory tract, which includes the nose and throat. The virus travels through the air via droplets that are expelled when a person sneezes or coughs. Children should be kept far from people who are sneezing or coughing to prevent them from inhaling the droplets. They can also be protected by using face masks that cover their nose and mouth. Droplets can also land on everyday objects that can be picked up by children and infect them.

 

People with the virus are likely contagious from the day before symptoms first appear until five to 10 days after symptoms begin. People with weakened immune systems and children may be contagious for a slightly longer time.

 

New strains of the influenza virus appear regularly putting it always one step ahead of the body's immune system. A person who has been infected with influenza will develop antibodies against it, but will remain vulnerable to any new strain. 

 

Managing Flu in Children

When treating a sick child, it is important to provide adequate care for the child such as ensuring that the child gets enough hydration and to keep their temperature down by providing a sponge bath. They must also be kept clean to prevent the further spread of the disease to others. And when giving effective fever relief to children infected with the flu virus, remember that nothing works faster than the Paracetamol in Calpol®

 

When to call the doctor

Call for emergency care or take your child to a doctor right away if your child of any age has any of the warning or emergency signs:

  • fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • bluish or gray skin color
  • severe or persistent vomiting
  • not waking up or not interacting
  • if symptoms go away but return worse than before.

Having the flu can make kids very uncomfortable. That is why it is important to provide safe and effective fever relief to children. Doctor-recommended (Paracetamol) Calpol®, is moms’ trusted and caring partner in providing effective fever relief for children -- katuwang mo magbigay ng GINHAWA na Maaasahan.

 

References:

1. National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Website. Influenza (Flu). Available at: 

http://www.nfid.org/idinfo/influenza. Accessed November 2014. 

2. Mayo Clinic. Influenza (Flu) Causes. Available at: 

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/flu/basics/causes/con-20035101. Accessed November 2014. 

3. World Health Organization Website. Influenza Fact Sheet. 

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs211/en. Accessed November 2014. 

4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website. Flu Information for Parents with Young Children. Available at: 

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/parents/index.htm. Accessed November 2014.

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