Press Release: Treating Children's Colds this Summer!

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Seeing a child in pain or uncomfortable can leave parents feeling upset, powerless and desperate to do something to help their little one feel better. With most tots catching as many as 7 to 10 colds a year, parents may want to consider an ibuprofen medicine such as Nurofen for Children as their first port of call when treating symptoms and fever.

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Most of your child’s symptoms should settle within 10 to 14 days without medical treatment. Comfort, adequate rest, fluids and nutrition, is often all that your baby should need.

Antibiotic medicines have no effect on colds, and most over-the-counter cold remedies are not suitable for children under the age of 6 years. But if a cold seems to be making your baby uncomfortable, you can use Nurofen for Children to reduce your baby’s fever and relieve the pain of cold symptoms.

Nurofen for Children is an ibuprofen suspension specially formulated for children and babies from 3 months. It provides effective fever and pain relief for children and babies and starts to work in just 15 minutes. It lasts for up to 8 hours and lasts longer than paracetamol.

Nurofen for Children is available in pleasant-tasting strawberry and orange flavours and in a range of formats (100ml & 200ml as well as Sachets).  Always read the label.

Available from pharmacists, supermarkets and Boots over the counter.

Standard £3.99 | Baby £3.99 | Available in strawberry and orange flavour sugar and colour free

Top Cold Busting Tips


  • Offer regular fluids
  • Dress your baby appropriately for their surroundings
  • Keep the room aired and at a comfortable temperature (about 18oC)
  • Practice food hygiene to help stop your baby’s cold spreading to others

Do Not

  • Over or under dress your baby
  • Sponge your baby with water – this does not reduce a fever and may cause discomfort
  • Ask your doctor for antibiotics – they have no effect on colds and can cause side-effects

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