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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.
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.
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.
For a Cough:
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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