Friday, April 6, 2012

Fevers in the spring? Children's Advil to the rescue!

I was pretty pleased with all this early spring weather that we have been having in North Carolina, that is until it started to get super cold. And by early spring weather I actually mean summer 80+ degrees on an average day. And by super cold I mean 60s. It's just too crazy! And what happens with the weather fluctuates like that?!? My kids get sick! When my kids get sick, I have two, we go through a bottle of fever reducer so I like to keep some on hand. There's usually no need of going to the doctor because all they will do is recommend a fever reducer and rest!

 My latest go to fever reducer, now that my kids are in the category of children and no longer infants, is  Children's Advil. Children's Advil is able to provide 8 hours of relief, along with reducing and keeping a fever down for long periods of time! We all know how annoying and sometimes scary a fever can be. I never know whether to run to the doctor or just stay at home. Here's a few tips Dr. Alanna Levine, a nationally recognized pediatrician, and the makers of Children’s Advil:

-   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.

My Take: Thanks to Children's Advil I'm prepared for our next round of fevers. They sent me a very generous gift pack of Children's Advil in some of the greatest flavors (fruit, grape, blue raspberry and the dye-free white grape). I also received a box of the Infant's Advil (for ages 6-23 mos) in dye-free white grape. 

So what did we think? My kids have previously used Children's Advil. I love that they have expanded their line of flavors although my kids were happy with the grape. The Dye-free scared me the first time because I missed reading "dye-free" and didn't know where the color went. It's very handy when you have kids who like to spit the medicine back out or spill it off the spoon or dosing cup! My only problem with the medicine is the long time between dosages. It does work fast at reducing the fever but my kids were usually complaining of aches or acting sluggish by the end of 6 hours. Then to top it off they had to wait another hour or so before they could take more! But that's just a minor issue. Overall it's one of our go to fever reducers. I passed the Infant's Advil on to my neighbor who has a 14 month old. She was pleased, because like me and most other moms, we try to keep fever reducers on hand. 

If you want to give Children's Advil a try then head on over and print out this coupon for $1 off. Also follow them on Facebook to keep up with recent information and other news revolving around children's health! 

Disclosure: Thank you to Children’s Advil® for providing free product samples, the survey information, and gift pack. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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