Helping your child through the cold & flu season
WHY DOES MY CHILD HAVE A COLD?
A cold is a mild but catching viral infection that is very common during the winter months. In the UK adults generally catch 2-4 colds a year. However because infants have little resistance to infections they can be unfortunate enough to suffer between 3 and 8 colds a year.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD HAS A COLD?
One of the most common first signs of a cold is a general feeling of being unwell. If you child has a cold they may seem irritable and not their usual energetic selves. As the cold progresses your child may develop some of the following symptoms:
- Runny or blocked nose
- Sore throat
- Headaches, body aches and pains
- Sometimes a cold can also trigger a fever (high temperature).
HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD RECOVER FROM A COLD?
We all feel miserable when we have a cold and your child is no different. Although there is no cure for the common cold virus, there are ways you can help aid a speedier recovery.
- Offer your child plenty of fluids
- Make sure they rest
- Use a children's medicine to relieve pain and fever symptoms
Nurofen for Children Cold, Pain and Fever is clinically proven to last longer than Paracetamol and starts to work to reduce fever in only 15 minutes. Nothing works to reduce fever faster or for longer.
Nurofen for Children liquid suspension is available in two flavours: Strawberry and Orange.
Tip 1: Regular drinks
Tip 2: Ensure rest
Tip 3: Consider children's pain relief medicine
Starts to work to reduce fever in 15 minutes
Relieves symptoms of cold and flu, headache and body pain
Nurofen for Children 3 months–9 years (for babies weighing over 5kg). Contains Ibuprofen. Always read the label.