Of all the events of being a parent, the worst is when your child is sick. I feel so helpless when TJ doesn’t feel well. There is only so much I can do to make him feel better, and because he is so young a lot of that is a guessing game. Luckily, a thermometer helps and lets me know if he has a fever that I can treat or not. Children’s Advil has helped my family manage fevers.
According to two new national surveys of parents and pediatricians from the makers of Children’s Advil®, more than half of all parents report feeling anxious, fearful or helpless when their child comes down with a fever. In addition, these surveys also found that many parents are not managing the fever correctly. This is nothing new to the vast majority of pediatricians (94 percent) who believe that parents need more fever management education.
In an effort to ease parents’ anxiety and minimize risks, Children’s Advil® has partnered with nationally recognized pediatrician, Alanna Levine, M.D., to introduce a fever relief program this cold and flu season to educate parents on common misperceptions and best practices when it comes to treating a child’s fever.
Fever Relief Tips
To help better prepare for fevers during cold and flu season, Dr. Alanna Levine and the makers of Children’s Advil® recommend the following tips to parents:
Stay Cool: Remember that most fevers are in fact indicators that the body is fighting an underlying illness.
Be Prepared: Start the season by talking to a pediatrician about proper fever management. Also, check the medicine cabinet to ensure that all medications have not expired or been recalled.
Watch for Serious Signs: Generally, it’s time to call a pediatrician:
- if your child is less than three months old and has a fever of 100 degrees or higher;
- if the fever is over 103 degrees, no matter what the child’s age;
- if the fever lasts more than three days;
- if your child has a fever and looks and acts very sick;
- if you are concerned regarding your child’s health.
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.
Children’s Advil comes in several different flavors to help the medicine go down easy. My son loves the Blue Raspberry flavor that is actually very bright vivid blue.
To learn more about how to manage your child’s fevers follow Children’s Advil on facebook.
Thank you to Children’s Advil® for providing free product samples, and the survey information.