Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I've got the fever...for Children's Advil!

 Thank God, Jack has only had one or two fevers since his little life started.  I know, however, that    more are to come.  I want to be sure to make him better in a jiffy.  That's where Children's Advil comes in.
Children’s Advil® conducted a survey from more than 1,000 parents and 250 pediatricians across the country and discovered that 52% of parents feel anxious, fearful, or helpless when their child has a fever.
That doesn’t need to happen; we just need to know a few tips and facts about fevers. Children’s Advil has teamed up with Alanna Levine, M.D. (a nationally recognized pediatrician) to offer a “fever relief” program to help us parents.
Stay Cool:  Remember that most fevers are the body’s way of fighting an illness.
Be Prepared: Talk with your child’s doctor about what to do when your child runs a fever. And make sure your medicine cabinet is stocked with non-expired and non-recalled medicines.
Watch for Serious Signs & Call Your Doctor If: 
  • your child is less than three months and has a fever of 100 degrees or higher. 
  • your child’s fever is over 103 degrees, no matter their age
  • your child’s fever lasts for more than 3 days
  • your child has a fever and looks and acts very sick
  • you have concerns. Never underestimate your mother’s intuition! If something doesn’t seem to right to you, call your doctor!
Long Lasting Relief: When choosing a fever medication, be sure to consider how long the medication will last.  Children’s Advil®, which contains ibuprofen, provides up to 8-hours of relief with one dose.
Common Mistakes and Missteps, according to the survey:
  • 52% of parents send their child back to school less than 24 hours after their fever went away
  • 52% of parents wake their child in the middle of the night to give them fever medication
  • 17% of parents have brought their child to the emergency room for a fever without consulting with their doctor first
  • 36% of parents base medication dosage on age versus weight.

When our kids get a fever, it’s good to know the facts ahead of time so we don’t stress (as much) when they get sick. All these tips are good, but the most important tip is to trust your mother’s instinct. I’ve been there many times, where I’m hesitant to call the doctor in the middle of the night with a question. But I’ve learned that if I’m really worried, I call.
Packaging on the medicines are not always correct, I always check with my Dr. for their recommendations of the dosage to give.
From now on, whenever Jack gets a fever, I know I can trust  Children’s Advil.  The best part is Children’s Advil lasts 8 hours which will let him get the sleep he needs when sick. Whether it’s a sick child or a teething baby, Children’s Advil helps to relieve pain and discomfort and allows them to rest peacefully.
You can find more information about fevers and Children’s Advil at their Facebook page too.
Disclaimer: Thank you to Children’s Advil® for providing free product samples, the survey information, and gift pack. I received no monetary compensation and regardless, my opinions are my own and were not influenced by the sponsor. 

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