Nanny to Mommy: Surviving Cold & Flu Season with Pfizer Pediatric + Giveaway

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Surviving Cold & Flu Season with Pfizer Pediatric + Giveaway

It's that time of year. That sniffling, sneezing, fever, coughing, germs everywhere because the kids are stuck inside due to the chilly weather time of year. I ran a fever a few weekends back and then my husband came down with strep throat and then I was diagnosed with a sinus infection. The kids never ran fevers, but poor SweetPea did have a cough that she finally kicked. It seems like every day someone shares a status update of themselves or child being sick. Yuck! Here is a list of tips to deal with those Sick just got real.™ moments.

Recognizing “Ew” Pediatric doctor Dr. Nina Shapiro and microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba share their expertise on how germs exist beyond what meets the eye and how to get kids back to being kids again when germs cause those Sick just got real.™ moments

Germs at play
  • The sun's ultraviolet light rays kill bacteria, so playground equipment in the shade will have more bacteria. 
  • Sandboxes are a germ culprit, particularly if they remain uncovered overnight, which allows bacteria to enter. 
  • 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.

Germ class is in session 
  • Half of students don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom ­ – and of those who do many don’t even use soap. 
  • Less than one-third of teachers said they regularly disinfect germ-laden objects in the classroom. 
  • Desks often have more bacteria than a toilet seat and if eating happens in class, the number of germs multiplies. 
  • 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.
  • Shared technology in classrooms introduces new high-touch surfaces for spreading germs – the computer mouse, keyboard and tablet surfaces have some of the highest germ counts. 
    • Each keyboard key contains up to 1.3 million germs—that’s more than 135 million germs on the entire keyboard, and a standard iPad screen has up to 192 million bacteria!

“Ew” is in the air 
  • In addition to school and the playground, the supermarket is a festival of “ew”, with shopping carts, credit card machines and reusable grocery bags acting as the leading germ carriers. 
  • Some germs can live on dry surfaces, such as toys, for several hours.
  • Colds and other respiratory infections are spread by the hands and touching the nose or eyes, while 81 percent of people with the flu virus spread it through the air when they cough.  
  • Most kids touch up to 20 objects per minute and touch their face 50 times per hour – leading to wide germ spreading. 

Say goodbye to perfect attendance 
  • More than 38 million school days are missed by U.S. children each year due to the flu.
  • Parents miss about 126 million workdays annually caring for a sick child, which equates to 40 billion lost dollars.
  • Missing work to stay home with their sick kids and worrying about sickness outbreaks going around the classroom were the top concerns parents have when their child is sick at school.

Information about Pfizer Pediatric products:
Kids get sick no matter how much you do to prevent it.  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 “ew”iest of symptoms.

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.

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. Available in grape or orange flavor, for children ages 4 and up. Please note that while most Children’s Robitussin® products can be used starting at age 4, some are only for children age 6 and up.

Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free eases your child’s stuffy and runny nose, while quieting a bothersome cough. All in a great-tasting grape flavor that’s dye-free, for children 6 and up.

*It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric products and to use as directed.

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  1. When Sick Gets Real, I get plenty of chicken noodle soup, fluids, and rest.

  2. When my kids get sick I cuddle up with the to help comfort. I give them some meds to help along with plenty of fluids. I plug in the cool mist humidifier. Then we watch some movies or I read them books.

  3. I try and make them or myself as comfortable as possible with lots of rest, fluids, medicine and a comfy blanket.

  4. I make my kids get plenty of rest and fluids.

  5. When sick gets real in our house, it's usually my grandsons that bring a virus home from school. I make them a bed on the sofa and give them plenty of fluids to drink.

  6. Rest, lot's of fluids and cuddling on the couch watching tv or reading a book.

  7. My kids are grown now for them and now the grand kids, plenty of rest, lots of liquids, Grandmas homemade chicken noodle soup and frozen fruit pops.

  8. Books, chicken noodle soup, rest, and hot tea with honey to the rescue!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  9. I make some hearty chicken soup and blend some orange juice with strawberries (for vitamin c).
    Also, I get out the warm blankets and warm fuzzy socks and plop everyone in front of the tv for some family movies!

  10. I make chicken noodle soup and hot tea

  11. I'm just getting over a head cold, my Mom just got out of the hospital because of bronchitis, my brother (across the street) is getting over the flu & one of my nephews has just come down with strep. Sick is real around here right now. I usually fall back on Vitamin C for colds. It really seems to help with cutting a cold short.

  12. Idrink hot tea with honey and lemon to ease symptoms.

  13. We try to rest as much as possible.

  14. For myself when I am sick I load up on fluids and rest on the couch. When my niece is sick I wrap her in blankets and read to her.

  15. We do lots of cuddles, EO's topically and diffusing, humidifiers and chicken soup!! Sickies are the Worst!!

  16. I make sure my boys get plenty of rest and drink lots of juice.

  17. I try to eat chicken noodle soup and I just bought Clorox wipes! And stock up on Kleenex. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you. Happy February!

  18. When the going gets tough, the sick get Nyquil.

  19. We push lots of liquids and rest our bodies!!!

  20. I try to sleep as much as possible and take medication as needed.

  21. when the kids get sick I make soup, get the otc meds and juice ready.

  22. When sick gets real I take their temps and give proper medication and try some hot chicken broth or tea and toast

  23. With three of my great grandchildren in day care, we have alot of colds and flu. I have to help out often and I make sure they get the love, attention, medicine, and correct meals to get them well.

  24. What do you do when Sick Gets Real? Share your story below

    i scream and cry..yelling why me?...not today..ahhhhhh

    i'm not kidding

  25. We always have soft Kleenex, Advil, & Dimetapp in our medicine cabinet and be sure we get plenty of rest & drink lots of water.

  26. We always have Advil, Kleenex, and Dimetapp in the medicine cabinet, and get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water.

  27. When sick gets real in my house, we do try to get plenty of rest and take any medication that will help us. I love to have saline spray and pain reliever in my cabinets.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

  28. Our three year old daughter is sick with a bad cold and fever right now. I just hate that she has to suffer. We make sure to have medicines on hand so that when symptoms start we don't have to take a sick child to the store or make her wait for relief. I also make sure to give lots of fluids, hugs and cuddles.

  29. We always have lots of soup, blankets, and water! :)


  30. When sick gets real in this house we just push through and try to ignore it.


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