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After school got out, my son was excited to go to a REDS Baseball camp where he would play baseball, meet some Reds players and learn some new techniques. Well a week into it, he started complaining about a sore throat. We didn’t think much about it as he was outside in the heat during the morning then running in and out of the house the rest of the day. So we figured the change in temperature was irritating him. We gave him some Children’s Advil and sent him off to play.

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Then on the third day of camp during the second week, he was just wiped out, slept all day and was still complaining of a sore throat. We gave him more medicine, which made him seem better. But I held him from camp just to be on the safe side. Well, Monday rolled around and off to the doctor we went. To my surprise, he had strep throat and antibiotics were needed! No one in the family was sick so he had to pick it up at camp.

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I felt so bad, other than a sore throat and the day he was down and out, he didn’t have any symptoms. Poor kid! So, even though it is summer, kids can still pick up germs from summer camps!

Here are a few tips to help Stay Healthy During the Summer:

  • Stay Hydrated: Make sure to pack a water bottle
  • Sun Protection: Apply before leaving and pack sunscreen. The camp leaders should help reapply during the day for protection
  • Got a Fever: Fever free for 24 hours is the rule before sending them back
  • Ticks: Ticks are bad this season, make sure to check them when they come home
  • Poison Ivy: Leaves of three let it be! Make sure kids know what it looks like
  • Hand Washing: This may be hard at some outdoor camps, but teach kids that they should be singing the birthday song twice
  • Sleep: Make sure kids get enough sleep to help their immune system. Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults

Pfizer To The Rescue: 

Ease those aches and pains, while reducing a child’s fever fast with Children’s Advil®, a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. Children’s Advil® comes in several great-tasting flavors, including Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief (among OTC pain relievers) with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.

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For a Cough:

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For your child’s cough, trust Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief to control and relieve symptoms all-day or all- night. Available in grape or orange flavor, for children ages 4 and up. Please note that while most Children’s Robitussin® products can be used starting at age 4, some are only for children age 6 and up.

For a Stuffy, Runny Nose & Cough:

Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free eases your child’s stuffy and runny nose while quieting a bothersome cough. All in a great-tasting grape flavor that’s dye-free, for children 6 and up. 

*It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric products and to use as directed.

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18 Comment

  1. Avatar
    July 15, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Summer is usually the time we experience upset stomach or sunburn. I always have aloe vera or cortisone to treat skin problems.

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    Tami Vollenweider
    July 15, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    While it’s so hot here where I live,I make sure my grad son drinks plenty of water,while playing outside. We also put lots of sunscreen on,because he has a fair complextion!

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    July 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    My tip is to make sure kids wash their hands regularly and get outside as much as possible in the summer. They are more likely to get sick when they are confined indoors with other kids who are sick.

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    Julie Lundstrom
    July 15, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    When we are traveling I always like to have some children’s meds with me for they always get sick. I am not sure what plans I have for traveling this summer but enjoying summer at home with walks and playing in the park.

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    Sandy Cain
    July 15, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Everyone has to wash their hands, as often as possible, especially before eating! I have a similar (but somewhat worse story) about my daughter. She was in day camp, and came home complaining of a slight sore throat, nothing major. She didn’t have any fever at all. So we let it go, even though she said her throat was bothering her for a few days, I thought it was from allergies. Well, after the 4th day or so, she broke out with a rash all over! We took her to the doctor, and not only was it strep, but it turned into SCARLET FEVER because she hadn’t had any anitbiotics. OMG! All I could think of was how Beth died from Scarlet Fever in “Little Women”. After THAT experience, I took her to the doctor for every and any pimple or sneeze, immediately!

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    Cynthia C
    July 16, 2017 at 7:46 am

    I always had a rule that the kids had to wash their hands as soon as they came inside from playing outdoors.

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    Sandy Klocinski
    July 16, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Keep you kids healthy during the summer by getting them involved in physical activities. Archery, ballet, soccer, you name it, there’s probably a camp for it. Children need 60 minutes of exercise per day, so registering them for an activity that they are interested in helps them not only reach this goal, but also teaches them lifelong skills like teamwork, and helps keep them on a schedule.

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    July 16, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    I keep my kids healthy be making sure they are eating well and staying active. I also try to make sure that they get to bed with enough time to get 6-8 hours of sleep each night.

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    rochelle haynes
    July 17, 2017 at 8:37 am

    My kids are all grown up we stay healthy by eating right and taking
    our vitamins regularly

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    Kimberly Flickinger
    July 18, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I make sure they eat healthy, drink plenty of water. I also make sure they get plenty of rest.

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    July 19, 2017 at 10:38 am

    We stay healthy by being active! Also, we eat lots of veggies and drink water.

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    jennifer bowen
    July 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    i try to keep my kid healthy not just in the summer but al year long and well this summer she been takeing in a lot of diffent day camps and things just to keep active and well we drink a lot of water as well

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    denise low
    July 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    My kids are grown now. But I always made them wash their hands and drink lots of water.

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    Becky Kinard
    July 22, 2017 at 3:34 am

    First, it is important to keep the kids hydrated especially in this heat. I have them drink lots of water and eat popsicles. Next, I make sure they have on sunscreen when playing outside. I live in the south and the heat is horrible at this time of year. They enjoy swimming which is a great way to stay cool.

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    Sarah L
    July 22, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    No kids so don’t have to worry about that. Taking a fun 4 day trip to Santa Fe for the opera.
    Thanks for the contest.

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    Sarah L
    July 23, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    My worst traveling, getting sick story was when I was in Germany and got strep throat. Ugly.
    Thanks for the contest.

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    Sarah Mayer
    July 27, 2017 at 11:18 am

    We stay healthy by taking vitamins, drinking lots of water,getting exercise and eating right.

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    July 27, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    My grandson would love to have the LEGO Super Heroes Guardians of The Galaxy The Milano vs. The Abilisk 76081 Building Kit to play with while he is sick.

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