27 Apr

Best Medicine For Children’s Cold & Flu This Winter

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Cold and flu are common in children, but what medicine can be given?

Cold and flu medicines can help reduce the symptoms of cold and flu, such as fever and cough, but they do not cure the infection.

Cold and flu signs and symptoms

The flu (influenza) is caused by a virus and can cause a variety of symptoms. Children with the flu usually experience at least 2 or 3 of the following symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Fever (temperature greater than 38°C)
  • Chills or shivering
  • Fatigue
  • Upset tummy, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Body aches or pains
  • Headache

It can be easy to confuse a cold with the flu – but with the flu, children are usually more unwell and their symptoms often last for longer.

How do I care for my child with fever?

  • Offer plenty of fluids to drink, especially water or rehydration fluid (little and often is best)
  • Give them plenty of rest
  • Make sure the room temperature is comfortable (not too hot or too cold)
  • If possible, open a window for ventilation but avoid draughts
  • Change them into lightweight clothing and use lighter bedding
  • Do not use hot water bottles or electric blankets
  • Use a cool, damp cloth to wipe their face, hands, and neck often
  • Change bed linen and clothing regularly, especially if they are wet from sweat

When should I take my child to the doctor?

If you think your child has the flu, always get in contact with your doctor if they are:

  • Less than 1 year old (or were premature and are under 2)
  • Any age but also have a long-lasting, ongoing health condition such as asthma, other type of lung condition, heart disease, leukemia or similar, or have recently spent time in hospital
  • Any age but are drinking much less than they normally do, are very irritable, have noisy breathing or are breathing quickly, are looking very unwell and you are worried and concerned, or they just don’t seem to be improving

Be prepared this winter with ZOOM Pharmacy

This winter it is especially important to be prepared for cold & flu season. Being ready for the inevitable winter ills and chills means the best chance at a quick relief and recovery for your family.


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Expert Recommended Range of Children’s Cold & Flu Essentials


Build your own Children’s Cold & Flu Kit

Our ZOOM Pharmacists have selected this range of essential cold & flu treatments to make your little ones more comfortable when they get sick.

To build your kit simply go to our Pharmacy Online SHOP and follow our step-by-step builder. Each step provides a short guide for you to read and lists our recommended products. Select what items you want for your specific needs then move on to the next step.

Some of the items you can add to your Children’s Cold & Flu Kit are as follows, all designed to help relieve your child’s symptoms.

DURO-TUSS CHILDREN’S NIGHT-TIME STRAWBERRY LIQUID

Relieves and soothes coughs and chest congestion. Aids sleep. No added sugar. Colour FREE. Lactose FREE. Gluten FREE.

GO KIDS VITAMIN C 260mg BLACKCURRANT 60 CHEWABLE TABLETS

Is a great tasting berry-licious chewable Vitamin C, that kids will love! Vitamin C is essential for boosting the health of the immune system and reducing the severity and duration of winter ills and chills. This blackcurrant flavoured, cute superbear shaped chewable tablet contains a low acid Vitamin C blend which gives the added benefit of being teeth friendly.

GO KIDS VIR-DEFENCE IMMUNE 60 CHEWABLE TABLETS

Is a great tasting berry-licious chewable tablet, designed specifically to support children’s immune health. GO Kids Vir-Defence Immune contains a combination of Vitamin C, D; Zinc, Echinacea and Elderberry to help support a healthy immune system and the body’s natural immune defences. Blackcurrant flavoured, cute superbear shaped chewable tablets.

PAMOL 1-12 YEARS LIQUID COLOUR FREE ORANGE

Liquid paracetamol for children aged between 1 to 12 years old or for anyone with swallowing difficulties.

FENPAED ORAL LIQUID IBUPROFEN STRAWBERRY FLAVOUR

A specially formulated suspension for children from 12 months. Fast, effective reduction in temperature and the pain from teething, toothache, earache, sore throats, headache, muscular aches and sprains and the aches & pains associated with colds and flu.

ELECTRAL ORAL ELECTROLYTE REHYDRATION SACHETS ORANGE, 50 PACK

Electral is used to treat and prevent Dehydration due to Diarrhoea and Traveller’s Gastroenteritis in Adults and Children. How to use: 1) Empty a pack of Electral into a cup. 2) Pour 200mL of cold water into the cup. For infants use boiled and cool water. 3) Stir well to dissolve completely. 4) Solution is ready for drinking. For Oral Rehydration (WHO Recommended Formula).


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