This has been a pretty mild year for our family as far as viruses go. Aside from my middle daughter and her flu from hell a few weeks ago, we’ve been pretty lucky to have stayed away from the recurring strep infections from last year. Chalk it up to a mild winter, better hand washing, or stronger immune systems, but whatever it is, I’ll take it! I counted my lucky stars until yesterday when my oldest started complaining of a sore throat, which has since evolved into a stuffy nose and some coughing.
I typically don’t rush to treat symptoms because I prefer to give the body a chance to do its thing. When I see that my kids are very uncomfortable and need relief, I stick to a few basics. I’ve never tried Children’s Robitussin®, but I know that if symptoms arise in their chest, there is relief for that as well. Pfizer knows that parents don’t want to see their kids uncomfortable and has a variety of products geared towards older kids that may help with some of the symptoms that come along with colds and viruses. They even have dye-free Advil, which is our go-to around here for all our children when they have pain or fevers. The quick-acting, long-lasting formula is just what we needed when my preschooler reached high temperatures when she had the flu.
Pfizer pediatric products are easy to find at your local drugstore or Target. Pfizer Consumer Healthcare provided me with the following products. Check them out at Target:
- Dimetapp Children’s Cough/Cold DM grape syrup – 4 Fl Oz.
- Advil® Children’s Grape Fever Reducer and Pain Reliever Liquid – 4 fl oz
- Children’s Robitussin® Day/Night Cough Syrup – 2 count (4 Fl Oz each)
Before giving any new meds to your children, please be sure to contact their pediatrician first. This post reflects my experiences but yours may differ.