With Little Man in school two days a week now, he has definitely brought home a few colds and other germs from his friends there! Inevitably he spreads those germs to Little Miss and me without fail. Despite cleaning and trying to keeps hands washed, it is tough to fight off the germs.
I always worry that we will get the flu and try to keep medicine on hand to help ease the pains as much as possible. Children’s Advil conducted surveys of over 1000 parents and 250 pediatricians and found that more than half of the parents felt anxious or helpless when it came to their kids having fevers.
As a mom, I do my best to make sure that my kids are not in pain and when they are sick I try to give them the best medicine possible to ease their symptoms quickly and correctly. There are times though when I really do wonder if what I am giving my kids of over the counter meds or even presciption medicine is the right dosage for their body weight. I am in no ways a medical professional and want to make sure I am not overdosing my child.
According to the study, more than half the parents sent their kids back to school before the fever had been gone for 24 hours. Another interesting fact, is that most people go by their kids age and not their weight. I know my kids have always been in the 90-95 percentile when it comes to height and weight, so I try to look on the bottles to see where they would fall for dosage based on that rather than just being 2 or 4.
What was also interesting about the study was that over half the people polled did not know at what temperature they should start giving their child fever medication. There was also concern from the pediatricians that parents were giving children, adult medicine at a lower dosage which could be seriously harmful. Not all medicines are made the same and with the exact same ingredients. What is good for one child may not be what another one needs, especially if they are Multi-Symptoms meds.
It does scare me sometimes to think about all that could go wrong with giving my kids medicine. To learn more about the study and the products that Childrens Advil has to offer, please visit their Website or Facebook Page.
Thank you to Children’s Advil® for providing free product samples, the survey information, and gift pack.