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  • 5 Health Concerns of Children You Should Know

    A quick guide to common illnesses.
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    All parents want their children to be healthy. But no matter how much care you give, you can’t completely shield your child from illness. That’s why it’s best to know the top health concerns that your child might encounter and the things you can do to manage them.

    1. Fever

    Fever is one of the most common conditions that cause parents to worry. Fever is actually the body’s way of fighting infection—higher body temperature helps stop the viruses from multiplying. Still, this causes a lot of discomfort in children. Once the infection is gone, your child’s temperature will go back to normal.

    For fever, Advil has Ibuprofen that helps relieve children’s fever faster and longer.


    2. Cough

    Cough is a common health problem for kids. It is a reflex that clears out irritants in the airway to prevent other illnesses. Like fever, cough is a sign of an infection or another disease, depending on how long it lasts. Coughs are usually caused by a viral illness or respiratory tract infection such as colds. On average, children may suffer from cough at least six times a year.


    For cough, there’s Loviscol for infants and toddlers and Robikids for kids up to 12 years old. Both contain Carbocisteine that helps dissolve mucus, making it easier for children to expel phlegm and clears chest congestion.


    3. Cold

    The common cold is caused by a virus that infects the nose, throat and sinuses and usually lasts 4 to 10 days. Children and adolescents are likely to have at least 7 to 10 colds in a year. However, they develop immunity against the virus and get fewer colds as they grow older. There are five symptoms that you must look out for: sneezing, runny nose, itching, nasal congestion, and watery eyes.

    For colds, Dimetapp helps relieve the five symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose and throat, watery and itchy eyes, and congested nose.


    4. Weak Appetite

    Weak appetite is common among young children. Your child may eat only a small amount of specific kinds of food at this stage. Because of this, he or she might not get the right nutrition, putting him or her at risk of slower or stunted growth and weaker immunity. Weight loss resulting from a weak appetite is alarming and should be given immediate medical attention.

    For weak appetite, Children’s Clusivol helps boost your child’s appetite, so he gets the nutrition his body needs to help strengthen his immune system.


    5. Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) is the lack of iron in red blood cells. It is the most common kind of anemia in children. Studies have shown that there is a connection between iron deficiency and poor mental development. As such, the lack of iron in their system may affect their school performance.

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    For your child’s defense against Iron Deficiency Anemia, Incremin has Iron + B-complex to keep blood healthy and boost energy and brain function.

    For all of your children’s health concerns, trust the science recommended by pediatricians worldwide. Pfizer Children’s Healthcare has a wide range of specially formulated remedies and supplements to help care for your children when health concerns pop up.

    When it comes to your child’s health, it’s always better to be prepared with the best options available for home remedies and care. Give your child the kind of healthcare that pediatricians recommend. 

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