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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
Doctor checking a young girl's sore throat
Doctor checking a young girl's sore throat
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SORE THROAT IN CHILDREN

A sore throat refers to pain or discomfort in the throat and is fairly common among children. A sore throat is usually caused by a virus or by the strep bacteria. If the infection is due to a virus, like in the case of colds and flu, which are the most common cause of sore throat in children, a pain reliever is usually the only treatment needed. Another cause of sore throat, although not very common especially among children less than 2 years old, is the streptococcus bacteria, in which case, pain relievers and antibiotics are administered.

 

In the case of viral sore throats, there may be multiple cold or flu symptoms, the throat is not very red, the child doesn’t act sick overall, and there is only throat pain when coughing, but not when swallowing or pressing on throat. A sore throat caused by a cold virus usually lasts up to 10 days. Meanwhile, children with strep throat often have a fever greater than 38.5 °C, swollen tonsils accompanied by white patches at times, swollen or tender glands in the neck, and sometimes, headache and stomach pain. Symptoms caused by a strep throat usually take 3-4 days.

 

Below are some ways to ease the child of the discomfort caused by sore throat:

1. Make the child sip warm liquids.

2. Prepare cold or frozen liquids (ex., ice pops).

3. Encourage the child to gargle with warm salt water (1/4 to 1 tsp salt for 8 ounces of warm water).

4. Give hard candy or throat lozenges if the is child 4 years old or older.

5. Administer paracetamol. When it comes to children’s pain and fever, nothing works faster than the paracetamol in Calpol®.

 

Make no mistake when treating sore throat in children with Paracetamol (Calpol®), which is clinically proven to relieve pain and fever associated with sore throat.

 

References:

1. KidsHealthNZ. Sore Throat in Detail. Available at: http://www.kidshealth.org.nz/sore-throat-detail. Accessed May 2016.

2. Ask Dr. Sears. Sore Throat in Children. Available at: http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/health-concerns/childhood-illnesses/sore-throat. Accessed May 2016.

3. KidsHealth. First Aid: Sore Throat. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/sore-throat-sheet.html. Accessed May 2016.