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#sponsored post. This post was sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All opinions are 100% my own.

Summer colds and flu issues are the worst!

A couple of weeks ago my son came down with  horrible cold. The problem? He was at grandma’s house 150 miles away from home (and his bed). Luckily I was with him so take care of him but I couldn’t have done it without Children’s Advil. I am lucky that I had it on hand because sick just got real…

He seemed just fine when we were driving up. My husband and I wanted to spend a couple of days with family and maybe sneak out for a coveted night out while we had grandma there to watch the kids. But after we got there Dylan started to say he didn’t feel well. I chalked it up to the long drive and let him rest.

I went to check on him and he was burning up. His temperature reached to almost 103 degrees and I wondered if I should take him to the Urgent Care facility not far from grandma’s house. I called my sister-in-law (she’s in the medical field) and explained the situation. She said “Give him Children’s Advil to bring the fever down” along with a cool bath and keep him hydrated.

Thankfully Children’s Advil did the trick. His fever started dropping within about 1/2 hour of giving it to him. He had a nice cool bath, drank some water, and went back to sleep. After a 6 hours I gave him a second dose (2tbs based on his age and weight) and his fever remained around 100 degrees for the evening. The next morning he was tired but definitely feeling better.

I was so happy that I remembered to keep Children’s Advil in our first aid kit. I also keep Dimetapp there, which was needed a week later for my daughter’s cold. It helped her sleep and get over the illness quickly so we could actually enjoy our summer!

You can find Children’s Advil, Dimetapp, and Robitussin at most grocery and pharmacy stores. Do what I do and keep it in the first aid kit in your medicine cabinet so you can always have it on hand when you need it most.

As with all medicine, keep these and every medication out of reach of children!

*Thank you to Pfizer Consumer Healthcare for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 

 

 

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