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Baby's health

08th Mar 2023

With so many nasty bugs on the go, here are 3 tips for treating fevers, aches and pains at home

Ann Cronin

Brought to you by Easofen

Sore heads, sick tummies and high fevers are inevitable, but there are steps you can take to ease your little one’s discomfort.

Even with the first signs of Spring in sight, we’re still not out of the woods with flu season just yet.

At this time of year, it’s so common for unwanted bugs to make their way into childcare, schools or workplaces, meaning it’s easy for these viral doses to make their way into your home too.

When an illness takes hold, it’s crucial to have all the supplies on-hand to manage any fevers, aches or pains that arise. With that in mind, we’ve put together some top tips that are sure to have the whole family feeling better in no time…

1. Hydration is key

When your little one is feeling out of sorts, one of the trickiest hurdles can be ensuring they’re getting enough fluids. But trust us, it’s so essential.

For the most part, children can shake off flu symptoms easily with time, but becoming dehydrated could leave your little one feeling under the weather for longer. Drinking plenty of water is especially important if your child is experiencing any tummy troubles, like vomiting or diarrhoea, as they may become dehydrated more quickly.

If your little one is having a tough time stomaching fluids or food, try encouraging them to drink small amounts of water at regular intervals throughout the day and keep your eyes peeled for any signs of dehydration.

2. Take Ibuprofen when required

When it comes to easing any uncomfortable symptoms, a reliable Ibuprofen can go a long way towards treating aches or pains, for both kids and adults alike. That’s why Easofen offers pain relief for every age group – from tiny tots through to grown-ups.

Easofen for Children Strawberry Oral Suspension is a liquid pain relief solution for little ones aged 3 months +, ideal for managing pain and fever as well as teething pain, earaches, headaches, sprains and strains. Plus, it’s got a sweet-tasting strawberry flavouring to make the whole process run that bit more smoothly.

Meanwhile, adults and older teens can reach for Easofen film-coated tablets to help nip any headaches, muscle pain, period pain or flu symptoms in the bud. Essentially, the full range makes it easy to opt for quick, simple and effective pain relief that’s sure to leave you feeling better already!

Full Easofen range: Easofen for Children Strawberry Oral Suspension 3 month +, Easofen for Children Strawberry Oral Suspension 6 year +, Easofen 200mg film-coated tablets, Easofen Max Strength 400mg film-coated tablets. 

3. Prioritise rest and recovery 

The advice your own Mammy or Granny gave you still rings true – one of the most effective ways to beat the flu is with plenty of rest.

It’s normal for kids (and grown-ups!) to require extra sleep when they’re feeling under the weather, as rest is one of the body’s best ways of fighting infection. So there’s no harm in letting your little one catch some extra zzz’s until the illness subsides, if they need it.

Similarly, you shouldn’t shy away from keeping the kids home from school or childcare if you feel they need the extra downtime and the same goes for parents who need an additional day or two off of work. In fact, sore heads and sick tummies should always take some time at home to recover, to ensure bugs don’t spread to any other kids or colleagues.

Easofen Tablets and Oral Suspension for Children contain Ibuprofen. Do not exceed the stated dose. Should not be given to children under 3 months or weighing less than 5kg. In pharmacies only. Always read the label.

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