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Summer colds and flu issues are the worst!

A couple of weeks ago my son came down with  horrible cold. The problem? He was at grandma’s house 150 miles away from home (and his bed). Luckily I was with him so take care of him but I couldn’t have done it without Children’s Advil. I am lucky that I had it on hand because sick just got real…

That Time Dylan Got Sick, I Was Prepared…He seemed just fine when we were driving up. My husband and I wanted to spend a couple of days with family and maybe sneak out for a coveted night out while we had grandma there to watch the kids. But after we got there Dylan started to say he didn’t feel well. I chalked it up to the long drive and let him rest.

That Time Dylan Got Sick, I Was Prepared…

I went to check on him and he was burning up. His temperature reached to almost 103 degrees and I wondered if I should take him to the Urgent Care facility not far from grandma’s house. I called my sister-in-law (she’s in the medical field) and explained the situation. She said “Give him Children’s Advil to bring the fever down” along with a cool bath and keep him hydrated.

Thankfully Children’s Advil did the trick. His fever started dropping within about 1/2 hour of giving it to him. He had a nice cool bath, drank some water, and went back to sleep. After a 6 hours I gave him a second dose (2tbs based on his age and weight) and his fever remained around 100 degrees for the evening. The next morning he was tired but definitely feeling better.

I was so happy that I remembered to keep Children’s Advil in our first aid kit. I also keep Dimetapp there, which was needed a week later for my daughter’s cold. It helped her sleep and get over the illness quickly so we could actually enjoy our summer!

That Time Dylan Got Sick, I Was Prepared…

You can find Children’s Advil, Dimetapp, and Robitussin at most grocery and pharmacy stores. Do what I do and keep it in the first aid kit in your medicine cabinet so you can always have it on hand when you need it most.

That Time Dylan Got Sick, I Was Prepared…

As with all medicine, keep these and every medication out of reach of children!

That Time Dylan Got Sick, I Was Prepared…

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