Sick Just Got Real. Pfizer Pediatric Products Can Help Sick Just Got Real. Pfizer Pediatric Products Can Help

Sick Just Got Real. Pfizer Pediatric Products

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It may still be winter but it has sure felt like spring the past few weeks, with close to 80° weather here in Cincinnati! But, as any Cincinnatian will know, nice weather doesn’t last long. The past few days have been wet and cold, I’m talking mid 30’s. With such a big swing, it’s only natural that kids feel yucky and come down with some type of sickness.

I have three boys and while they haven’t been “have to go to the doctor sick”, they each have had some type of runny, stuffy, achy “ew” feeling over the past few weeks. I personally think it’s because of the big swing in the weather and seasonal allergies. For my kids, the Children’s Advil and Children’s Dimetapp have really come in handy! I have partnered with Pfizer to bring you some germy facts and help with what medicine will come in hand for your little one when they come down with that “ew” feeling.

Pfizer Pediatric Medicine

Recognizing the “Ew”… getting the germy facts

Pediatric doctor Dr. Nina Shapiro and microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba share their expertise on how germs exist beyond what meets the eye and how to get kids back to being kids again when germs cause those Sick just got real. moments

Germs at play

  • The sun’s ultraviolet light rays kill bacteria, so playground equipment in the shade will have more bacteria.
  • Sandboxes are a germ culprit, particularly if they remain uncovered overnight, which allows bacteria to enter.
  • Any microorganisms on kids’ hands will spread to monkey bars, slides, teeter-totters, swings, and other touched surfaces where other children can then pick them up when playing. 

Germ class is in session

  • Half of students don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom ­ – and of those who do many don’t even use soap.
  • Less than one-third of teachers said they regularly disinfect germ-laden objects in the classroom.
  • Desks often have more bacteria than a toilet seat and if eating happens in class, the number of germs multiplies.
  • Up to 2.7 million bacterial cells per square inch live on common school surfaces such as water fountains, desks, computer keyboards, bus seats, and cafeteria trays.
  • Shared technology in classrooms introduces new high-touch surfaces for spreading germs – the computer mouse, keyboard, and tablet surfaces have some of the highest germ counts.
    • Each keyboard key contains up to 1.3 million germs—that’s more than 135 million germs on the entire keyboard, and a standard iPad screen has up to 192 million bacteria!

“Ew” is in the air

  • In addition to school and the playground, the supermarket is a festival of “ew”, with shopping carts, credit card machines, and reusable grocery bags acting as the leading germ carriers.
  • Some germs can live on dry surfaces, such as toys, for several hours.
  • Colds and other respiratory infections are spread by the hands and touching the nose or eyes, while 81 percent of people with the flu virus spread it through the air when they cough. 
  • Most kids touch up to 20 objects per minute and touch their face 50 times per hour – leading to wide germ spreading.

Say goodbye to perfect attendance

  • More than 38 million school days are missed by U.S. children each year due to the flu.
  • Parents miss about 126 million workdays annually caring for a sick child, which equates to 40 billion lost dollars.
  • Missing work to stay home with their sick kids and worrying about sickness outbreaks going around the classroom were the top concerns parents have when their child is sick at school.

Sick Just Got Real

Kids get sick no matter how much you do to prevent it.  The pediatric brands of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare are there with three solutions – Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin®, and Children’s Dimetapp® – to tackle the “ew”iest of symptoms.

For Aches and Pains:

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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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    shelly peterson
    March 7, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    These are great products to use when kids are sick. I like to give the kids a comfy blanket to snuggle with and watch a movie to help feel better.

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    Amber Ludwig
    March 7, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Ugh, definitely the first time my son had the flu. Of course my hubby was out of town on work and I was cleaning up puke… so yucky!! We hate the sickies in this house!!

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    March 7, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I am sympathetic to all families with sick children. It’s no fun for anyone. On a cute/ funny note, the first time our son ever threw up, he was two years old. He told me: “I did the big sneeze”.

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    March 7, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    When all of our family is sick at the same time is the worst. I could definitely refer to that as “sick just got real”.

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    Steve Weber
    March 7, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Sick got real for me 2 days before I had to leave for a huge work trip… luckily with some of these products I kicked the flu in no time!

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    Katie Bellamy
    March 7, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    We’ve already gone through 2 bottles of Childrens Advil between my 2 kids this cold/flu season!

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    shelly peterson
    March 7, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    These are great products to use when the kids are sick. I like to give them a cuddly blanket and put in movies to help make them feel better.

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    Shirley Smith
    March 8, 2017 at 12:15 am

    It truly has been a wild ride in our house this winter. As soon as I get one of our children better it goes to the next, then Mommy and Daddy and round and round we go… I think it’s because we have had such a mild winter and it hasn’t been cold enough long enough to kill off germs. Ahhhhhh Thank goodness spring is right around the corner.

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    Deborah D
    March 8, 2017 at 2:25 am

    I have a humidifier that really helps make us feel better. After everyone is over being sick I disinfect everything.

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    rochelle haynes
    March 8, 2017 at 6:43 am

    We drink plenty of fluids and use over the counter medicine

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    Janet W.
    March 8, 2017 at 6:50 am

    When sick gets real around our house, we try to get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids. We will all use a fever reducer is that’s one of our symptoms. For my grandsons, I make them a “bed” on the sofa so they can relax and watch TV while they rest.8

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    March 8, 2017 at 7:37 am

    When my niece gets sick I wrap her up in blankets and give her plenty of fluids. We have found that Children’s Advil works the best out of all of the medications on the market.

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    March 8, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    To make the sick days more bearable I always have lots of soup, fuzzy socks, and movies on hand. Also, lots of love can work wonders 🙂

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    March 8, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    When my little ones get sick, I make sure they’re comfortable in bed and have some of their favorite toys to hold. I also like to put on soft relaxing music for them

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    Debbie F
    March 9, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I try to make sick days less “ew” by blending up smoothies with lots of orange juice and strawberries (lot of vit c) and then getting whichever kiddo is sick all set up on the couch with warm blankets and fuzzy socks and hours of their favorite movies.
    And, by the way, when I get sick, I get the same remedy.
    But my movies aren’t cartoons. 🙂

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    March 9, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    When the kids are sick I like to use children’s Advil. I also like to make chicken noodle soup for them.

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    Derrick Johnson
    March 11, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    When I get sick with the sniffles I make a mixture of Tea w/honey & lemon. But if it gets out of hand then I take some OTC medicines.

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    Susan Smith
    March 11, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    I try to make sick days less “ew” by letting my children lay in our bed and watch TV. It’s a treat and usually they fall asleep. I also make sure they have a lot of fluids, medicine and comfy blankets.

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    shelly peterson
    March 14, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    These are great products to have on hand. I like to have movies and a comfy blanket to help make them feel better.

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    Cynthia R
    March 15, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    When I get sick I spend as much time in bed or on the couch with a blanket, hot tea, cold water, I might try and read but usually can’t concentrate. Kids, I let them watch as much tv as they want as they rest on the couch.

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    Amy Tolley
    March 16, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    I try to make sick days more relaxed and comfortable i give them chicken noodle soup a comfy blanket on the couch and a great movie

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    Angela Saver
    March 17, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    We always have Advil, Dimetapp and soft Kleenex in the medicine cabinet to nurse us back to health when sick gets real!

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    Julie Lundstrom
    March 18, 2017 at 12:05 am

    My son who has autism and I were just sick. He doesn’t understand how to tell me when something hurts or he doesn’t feel well so I have to watch for signs. I am so grateful for these products to help ease the sickness.

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    Julie Waldron
    March 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I let them lay on the couch & watch TV and baby them.

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    Dotty J Boucher
    March 19, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    I take care of a couple of my grandchildren while parents are work, and I know a few times already as I am sure it will
    happen again, When your child or in my case my grandchildren are sick with fever, runny nose, I try to do my best with giving
    them warm baths and keeping them covered, but as we all know children are not meant to stay still , so its hard, I do rock them in the chair and hum to them, and read lots of books..

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    Sarah Mayer
    March 21, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    When someone in the house gets sick we get out the chicken noodle soup, ice packs, hot pads, liquids, medicines, and especially Kleneex. We then let them binge watch Netflix to help them feel better.

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