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									COLDS AND doctor You should take your child to aFLU if:
present than despite • A fever is that yourand is above 38.8°C (102 F) for longeron top24ofhours,cold. treatment with a paracetamol or ibuprofen medicine. think child the • You not have the immunityhas developed anotherainfection Young childrenYour child’s symptoms worsen adults have built up few days. years of catching colds. As infants and pre-school children often catch an do that significantly over following • 8 colds a has , it’s no wonder that they seem to experience average of 4 toYour child yearbreathing difficulties, or becomes very drowsy.a constant stream of sniffles, especially in the winter. It’s no fun to stand by and • Your baby is not feeding well is no cure a blocked nose. watch while your child suffers, but while therebecause of for a cold, there are many tried and tested ways to make your child as comfortable as possible. • Your child is under three months old. • You are at all concerned • What is a cold?
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The common cold is caused by a virus, or to be more precise, one of more than 100 different types of virus. Each time we catch a cold, we develop immunity to that particular virus, but that doesn’t help us when we come into contact with a different virus – we just catch another cold.That is why CALPOL® has been tried and trusted by parents for over 40 years to provide effective relief from colds are not treated with antibiotics.

childhood pain and fever.To help parents to take care of their families, CALPOL® produce a range Colds often start gradually, with your child experiencing a ticklish throat or a cough at first, which canailments. Leaflets available to two days. of informative leaflets giving parental advice on everyday childhood get progressively worse within one to readers symptoms The Pregnant Dads Rescue Packthroat, Children’s Health and Safety on Holiday. include: include: sneezing, a blocked and runny nose, sore and earache, fever, coughing, aching muscles and catarrh. . Typical Factsheets are alsoour immune systems, they can often lead including Teething, Pain and Fever, Feeding and Because colds lower available on a range of topics to other infections. Nutrition and Travel. For more information visit, www.calpol.co.uk

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What is the flu?
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CALPOL® Infant Suspension Sachets, CALPOL® SixPlus® Suspension Sachets and CALPOL® SixPlus® Fastmelts contain paracetamol. CALPROFEN® contains ibuprofen. Always read the label. Ask your pharmacist for advice. The flu, or influenza, is caused by a different virus strain to the common cold and it affects the upper respiratory tract, although many of the symptoms are the same. It is much more than a bad cold, and can weaken the body’s natural immune system, leaving your child susceptible to contracting serious infections. While you can catch a cold all year round, the flu occurs mainly in the winter. 1 BBC News: MEDICAL NOTES: Infant Fever (website) Typical symtoms include: raging fever and aches and pains, which can last around a week. Many symptoms are similar to those of a cold which is why they are easily confused, but flu symptoms usually appear very suddenly. Severe muscle aches and pains, headaches and debilitating fatigue are followed later by traditional cold symptoms.

Treating a cold or flu
There is for a common cold, but there many ways to help child feel Use a liquid as • CALPOLno cureSuspension (120mg paracetamolare 5ml).This is suitable yourchildrentofrom much better: age. Doctorsparacetamol suchusually Infant / for 3 months of and pharmacists
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recommend paracetamol based medicines such as CALPOL® first when treating children's pain and fever. Paracetamol has a very good safety profile established over 45 years, is gentle on the stomach and has no special warnings with asthmatics If your child is between 6 and 12 years, you have a choice of two pain and fever medicines from CALPOL®. CALPOL® SixPlus® Suspension (250mg paracetamol / 5ml) which is double the strength of CALPOL® Infant Suspension (120mg paracetamol / 5ml) and especially formulated for older children, or CALPOL® SixPlus® Fast melts (250mg paracetamol / tablet), a unique melt-in-the-mouth tablet requiring no water. Persistent pain or fever could be a sign of a more serious condition. If this occurs you must contact your pharmacist or GP. Once serious conditions have been ruled out, recommended treatments to provide ongoing relief may include paracetamol and ibuprofen. The makers of CALPOL® also offer CALPROFEN® (100mg of ibuprofen / 5ml), an ibuprofen variant, so now both paracetamol and ibuprofen products are available from within the same range.

Useful tips
vapour apply it your child’s chest. rub, specially for • Ask your pharmacist for aonto therub andthroat andtoback. At night-timeUse a non-sticky warming skinvapours to escape.children. Rub a moderate amount chest, loosen bed clothes to allow child • You canahelp yourwater breathe more easily by raising the head of the cot mattress or bed and keeping the air in the room humid by placing bowl of near the bed. Keep your child warm in bed. • Offer plenty of warm fluids, which can help to break down the mucus and keep your child hydrated. •

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1 General Common Cold Information, Common Cold Centre, Cardiff.

COLDS AND doctor You should take your child to aFLU if:
present than despite • A fever is that yourand is above 38.8°C (102 F) for longeron top24ofhours,cold. treatment with a paracetamol or ibuprofen medicine. think child the • You not have the immunityhas developed anotherainfection Young childrenYour child’s symptoms worsen adults have built up few days. years of catching colds. As infants and pre-school children often catch an do that significantly over following • 8 colds a has , it’s no wonder that they seem to experience average of 4 toYour child yearbreathing difficulties, or becomes very drowsy.a constant stream of sniffles, especially in the winter. It’s no fun to stand by and • Your baby is not feeding well is no cure a blocked nose. watch while your child suffers, but while therebecause of for a cold, there are many tried and tested ways to make your child as comfortable as possible. • Your child is under three months old. • You are at all concerned • What is a cold?
o 1 1

The common cold is caused by a virus, or to be more precise, one of more than 100 different types of virus. Each time we catch a cold, we develop immunity to that particular virus, but that doesn’t help us when we come into contact with a different virus – we just catch another cold.That is why CALPOL® has been tried and trusted by parents for over 40 years to provide effective relief from colds are not treated with antibiotics.

childhood pain and fever.To help parents to take care of their families, CALPOL® produce a range Colds often start gradually, with your child experiencing a ticklish throat or a cough at first, which canailments. Leaflets available to two days. of informative leaflets giving parental advice on everyday childhood get progressively worse within one to readers symptoms The Pregnant Dads Rescue Packthroat, Children’s Health and Safety on Holiday. include: include: sneezing, a blocked and runny nose, sore and earache, fever, coughing, aching muscles and catarrh. . Typical Factsheets are alsoour immune systems, they can often lead including Teething, Pain and Fever, Feeding and Because colds lower available on a range of topics to other infections. Nutrition and Travel. For more information visit, www.calpol.co.uk

• •

What is the flu?
• •

CALPOL® Infant Suspension Sachets, CALPOL® SixPlus® Suspension Sachets and CALPOL® SixPlus® Fastmelts contain paracetamol. CALPROFEN® contains ibuprofen. Always read the label. Ask your pharmacist for advice. The flu, or influenza, is caused by a different virus strain to the common cold and it affects the upper respiratory tract, although many of the symptoms are the same. It is much more than a bad cold, and can weaken the body’s natural immune system, leaving your child susceptible to contracting serious infections. While you can catch a cold all year round, the flu occurs mainly in the winter. 1 BBC News: MEDICAL NOTES: Infant Fever (website) Typical symtoms include: raging fever and aches and pains, which can last around a week. Many symptoms are similar to those of a cold which is why they are easily confused, but flu symptoms usually appear very suddenly. Severe muscle aches and pains, headaches and debilitating fatigue are followed later by traditional cold symptoms.

Treating a cold or flu
There is for a common cold, but there many ways to help child feel Use a liquid as • CALPOLno cureSuspension (120mg paracetamolare 5ml).This is suitable yourchildrentofrom much better: age. Doctorsparacetamol suchusually Infant / for 3 months of and pharmacists
®

• • •

recommend paracetamol based medicines such as CALPOL® first when treating children's pain and fever. Paracetamol has a very good safety profile established over 45 years, is gentle on the stomach and has no special warnings with asthmatics If your child is between 6 and 12 years, you have a choice of two pain and fever medicines from CALPOL®. CALPOL® SixPlus® Suspension (250mg paracetamol / 5ml) which is double the strength of CALPOL® Infant Suspension (120mg paracetamol / 5ml) and especially formulated for older children, or CALPOL® SixPlus® Fast melts (250mg paracetamol / tablet), a unique melt-in-the-mouth tablet requiring no water. Persistent pain or fever could be a sign of a more serious condition. If this occurs you must contact your pharmacist or GP. Once serious conditions have been ruled out, recommended treatments to provide ongoing relief may include paracetamol and ibuprofen. The makers of CALPOL® also offer CALPROFEN® (100mg of ibuprofen / 5ml), an ibuprofen variant, so now both paracetamol and ibuprofen products are available from within the same range.

Useful tips
vapour apply it your child’s chest. rub, specially for • Ask your pharmacist for aonto therub andthroat andtoback. At night-timeUse a non-sticky warming skinvapours to escape.children. Rub a moderate amount chest, loosen bed clothes to allow child • You canahelp yourwater breathe more easily by raising the head of the cot mattress or bed and keeping the air in the room humid by placing bowl of near the bed. Keep your child warm in bed. • Offer plenty of warm fluids, which can help to break down the mucus and keep your child hydrated. •

P1462

1 General Common Cold Information, Common Cold Centre, Cardiff.


								
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