This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts remain my own.
My family now has 3 children in elementary school. That means 3x as many germs being shared every day. It is constant. It seems all through winter, someone in the family has a runny nose or a cough. Just before Christmas break it was a stomach bug that was being passed from kid to kid through through the school. I know several families had it over the break interfering with family plans.
Now that break has been over, we have moved on to runny noses and coughs. This is the sickness I dread the most with 2 boys with asthma, it hits them extra hard. Thankfully I know that if my kids happen to get sick at school, we have a wonderful school nurse that will be there for them until I can get there.
Our school nurse is Mrs. Carlie. She is amazing. She treats the kids with such kindness and patience, whether it is a fever, vomiting, a bump on the head, or a bleeding finger. I was recently volunteering at the school and the kids were making a project which involved scissors for cutting fabric. Sure enough, about 5 minutes in, one of them cut their finger (it was a tiny cut). Thankfully a quick trip to the nurse and a bandage later they were all smiles.
Sometimes a bandage isn’t enough to make it better. What do you do when Sick Just Got Real? We bring in the blankets, the tissues, a heating pad and the over the counter medicines.
Even with great school nurses around, kids get sick no matter how much you may try to prevent it. When sick gets real, the pediatric brands of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare are there with three solutions – Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin® and Children’s Dimetapp® – to tackle the ickiest of symptoms.
We have been huge supporters of children’s Advil since our oldest was very young. With repeated ear infections, we have found that Children’s Advil is what keeps the fever’s down the best. A couple of my kids are extremely prone to ear infections, so every time they get a cold it goes straight to their ears causing infection. Keeping the fever and the pain down are a must.
Ease those aches and pains, while reducing a child’s fever fast with Children’s Advil®, a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. Children’s Advil® comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief (among OTC pain relievers) with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.
With my boys, it is more about controlling their congestion and cough as it can escalate out of hand quickly with their asthma. For this we have often used both Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief and Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief allowing them to get through the day and sleep through the night.
Do you know a fabulous school nurse who deserves some serious recognition?
America’s Greatest School Nurse Contest:
- Does your school nurse go above and beyond in educating and comforting their students? We want to hear about them! Nominations will be accepted nationwide from anyone who would like to honor their exemplary school nurse.
- One nurse from each state plus Washington D.C. will win a prize valued at $500 and will be entered to win the grand prize: the title of America’s Greatest School nurse and a trip for a getaway from school sickness.
- For more information and to read the full contest rules and submit a nomination, visit AmericasGreatestSchoolNurse.com. Nominations will be accepted from January 9 to February 23.
- Voting will be open from April 3 to April 16 and the winners will be announced in early May.
One lucky reader will win a $25 Visa gift card and Pfizer Pediatric products [(1) Children’s Advil® Suspension, Grape, (1) Children’s Robitussin ® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief, (1) Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free]
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