According to two new national surveys of parents and pediatricians from the makers of Children’sAdvil®, more than half of all parents report feeling anxious, fearful or helpless when their child comes down with a fever. In addition, these surveys also found that many parents are not managing the fever correctly. This is nothing new to the vast majority of pediatricians (94 percent) who believe that parents need more fever management education.
In an effort to ease parents’ anxiety and minimize risks, Children’s Advil® has partnered with nationally recognized pediatrician, Alanna Levine, M.D., to introduce a fever relief program this cold and flu season to educate parents on common misperceptions and best practices when it comes to treating a child’s fever.
Fever Relief Tips
To help better prepare for fevers during cold and flu season, Dr. Alanna Levine and the makers ofChildren’s Advil® recommend the following tips to parents:
Stay Cool: Remember that most fevers are in fact indicators that the body is fighting an underlying illness.
Be Prepared: Start the season by talking to a pediatrician about proper fever management. Also, check the medicine cabinet to ensure that all medications have not expired or been recalled.
Watch for Serious Signs: Generally, it’s time to call a pediatrician:
– if your child is less than three months old and has a fever of 100 degrees or higher;
– if the fever is over 103 degrees, no matter what the child’s age;
– if the fever lasts more than three days;
– if your child has a fever and looks and acts very sick;
– if you are concerned regarding your child’s health.
You can connect with Children’s Advil® on their Facebook page as well. I really like the easy-to-read label which makes measuring easy.
Disclosure: Thank you to Children’s Advil® for providing free product samples, the survey information, and gift pack. I was not compensated for this post and I am not a health care professional.