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Well, it happened. After months of hearing about my friend's children getting sick and my own children begging to take “well days” because of their jealousy of friends getting out of school for being sick, I finally got the call. “Ms. Jones, this is the school nurse…” It's no wonder – just three days ago we were laying by the pool and now the highs are in the 40's with rain and a freeze warning for tonight. Lovely. I was out of town all weekend so I had not seen Midge since Thursday morning. When I got the call I braced myself… “she is coughing and has a runny nose and sneezing…her fever isn't high but she sure looks like she feels terrible.” In that moment I realized Sick just got real.™ and things were about to get very “ew.”
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When I went to pick her up the entire clinic was full of kids waiting for their parents to come and check them out. Pediatric doctor Dr. Nina Shapiro and microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba share their expertise at SickJustGotReal and have stated that schools are some of the germiest places around. Up to 2.7 million bacterial cells per square inch live on common school surfaces such as water fountains, desks, computer keyboards, bus seats and cafeteria trays. Any microorganisms on kids’ hands will spread to monkey bars, slides, teeter totters, swings and other touched surfaces where other children can then pick them up when playing. It is no wonder kids get sick so often just as soon as school starts! In fact, More than 38 million school days are missed by U.S. children each year due to the flu.
The “ew” is everywhere and Pfizer Pediatrics wants to help you keep your children as well as possible all year long. As soon as I got the call I was glad to have new Children's Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief on hand. Children's Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief helps with stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, itchy watery eyes, and cough… everything that poor Midge was describing.
Pfizer Pediatric Products will help you beat the “ew” with products designed to help your little one getting to feeling better! Ease those aches and pains, while reducing a child’s fever fast with Children’s Advil®, for your child’s cough, trust Children's Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief to control and relieve symptoms all-day or all- night, or use Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free to ease your child’s stuffy and runny nose, while quieting a bothersome cough.
Kids get sick no matter how much we do to prevent it, but with the help of Pfizer we can make that time easier on both the kids and us parents. Check out the SickJustGotReal website for other tips on beating the “ew” and also follow them on Facebook for more tips and giveaways to help keep everyone feeling as well as possible.