You should take your child to a doctor if:
•A fever is present and is above 38.8°C (102oF)1 for longer than 24 hours, despite treatment with a paracetamol or ibuprofen medicine.
•You think that your child has developed another infection on top of the cold.
•Your child’s symptoms worsen significantly over a few days.
•Your child has breathing difficulties, or becomes very drowsy.
•Your baby is not feeding well because of a blocked nose.
•Your child is under three months old.
•You are at all concerned
CALPOL® has been tried and trusted by parents for over 40 years to provide effective relief from
childhood pain and fever.To help parents to take care of their families, CALPOL® produce a range
of informative leaflets giving parental advice on everyday childhood ailments. Leaflets available to
readers include: The Pregnant Dads Rescue Pack and Children’s Health and Safety on Holiday.
Factsheets are also available on a range of topics including Teething, Pain and Fever, Feeding and
Nutrition and Travel. For more information visit, www.calpol.co.uk
CALPOL® Infant Suspension Sachets, CALPOL® SixPlus® Suspension Sachets and CALPOL® SixPlus® Fastmelts contain paracetamol.
CALPROFEN® contains ibuprofen. Always read the label. Ask your pharmacist for advice.
1 BBC News: MEDICAL NOTES: Infant Fever (website)
Young children do not have the im unity that adults have built up following years of catching colds.As infants and pre-school children often catch an
average of 4 to 8 colds a year1, it’s no wonder hat they see to xperience a constant stream of sniffles, especially in the winter. It’s no fun to stand by and
watch while your child suffers, but while thre is no cure for a old, ther are many tried and tested ways to make your child as comfortable as possible.
What is a cold?
The common cold is caused by a virus, or to be more precise, one of more than 100 different types of virus. Each time we catch a cold, we develop
immunity to that particular virus, but that doesn’t help us when we come into contact with a