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Overview

As your child’s immune system develops, you can expect them to get around eight to ten colds each year. That is because there are hundreds of different viruses that cause the cold, and children develop immunity by being exposed to them. The most common symptoms of the cold are:

  • Fever
  • Muscle pain
  • Coughs and sneezing
  • Congestion

There are many other reasons why your child may experience a fever. Post-vaccination fever may follow some injections. Infections can also cause fever, as can common childhood illnesses such as chicken pox. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to bring down a fever.


Treating a fever

If your child has a fever or muscle pain, one of the most effective things you can do is give children’s paracetamol. This will help to bring down their temperature, as well as helping to soothe pain.

During a fever, the body uses more energy. You should ensure your child eats as normally as they can. They should also drink plenty of fluids.

You should ensure your child gets plenty of rest. Simple steps like putting a cold pack or damp cloth on their forehead can also help to reduce a fever. Finally, comforting cuddles can always make your child feel better.


Fever treatments from Rightdose

Children’s paracetamol from Rightdose is suitable for children from around three months old up to 16 years old. It can be given to younger children with post-immunisation fever, although you should discuss this with your doctor. This helps to reduce fever and soothe pain.

At Rightdose, we aim to help soothe your child when they are ill. We are an online registered UK pharmacy. Our vision is to ensure you experience less stress when it comes to your health and enjoy more in life. Your personalised pharmacy, delivered.

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