The Zika virus is something we all worry about. Spread by mosquitoes, the virus typically shows up with symptoms such as rashes, joint and muscle pain, fever, sore eyes, headache and vomiting. While we are all susceptible to infection, children are especially vulnerable because they love to play outside, increasing their risk of getting bitten by disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Kids are also more likely to catch the flu, as their immune system is weaker than an adult’s. Influenza symptoms can include fatigue, muscle aches, a sore throat, a runny nose, and fever.
STOP THE BURN
A fever is the body’s way of fighting off an infection. While not fatal, it can cause great discomfort, from sweating and shivering to body aches and general weakness.
One of the easiest ways to reduce your child’s fever is by dressing her in lightweight clothing and having her rest in a cool and comfortable environment. Your doctor may also prescribe paracetamol or other anti-fever medications. These are available over the counter, too (remember to check the recommended dosage for your child).
Another convenient way to beat the heat is with KOOLFEVER sheets. Simply stick an adhesive gel sheet onto your kid’s forehead, neck, wrist, underarm, inner thigh, ankle or any part of the body where major arteries are located. The gel helps to cool the blood in these areas, slowly lowering her overall body temperature. The cooling effect lasts all night, which is especially handy if you cannot take your little one to a doctor right away.
Unlike thick, damp towels that tend to dry out and slip off your child’s forehead during the night, KOOLFEVER gel sheets are thin and light, and adhere to the skin. Plus, they need not be refrigerated, are safe on young skin, and do not contain fragrances, menthol or colouring.
If your little one also suffers from nasal congestion, she may have difficulty breathing well throughout the night. KOOLFEVER Refreshing Mint sheets can help clear her blocked nose and facilitate smoother breathing with a mint fragrance and natural mint oil.
KOOLFEVER is also perfect for the whole family. Check out the rest of the KOOLFEVER range for easy-to-use cooling comfort for everyone, including adults and babies.