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Review: Children's Triaminic Thin Strips

Recently, I read the Triaminic Sick Day Guidelines for the very first time and realized that it is exactly the same policy to which my son's preschool adheres. I have always been thankful for these guidelines because we are often uncertain about whether we should keep our son home from school or not. I've always had it drilled into me that it was frowned upon to miss school when I was growing up, so having these guidelines makes the decision much easier for me.

According to the Triaminic Sick Day Guidelines, you should consider keeping your child home if he or she . . .

1) Has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
2) Has been vomiting
3) Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as excessive tiredness or lack of appetite
4) Productive coughing, sneezing
5) Headache, body aches, earache, sore throat*

*A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Contact your pediatrician as your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat.

I have to admit that I have been shying away from giving my son cold medicines after all the press about proper dosage, etc . . . Well, Triaminic has found a way to resolve this without forcing children to take tablets, which are choking hazards. The Children's Triaminic Thin Strips for children 4 and up ensure that my child is given the exact recommended dosage every time. I was worried about having medicine that would sit on my son's tongue because he may have a hard time with it if he did not care for the taste. I was pleasantly surprised when I gave one to my 5 year old. He did not mind the taste at all and the strips actually dissolve completely within seconds.

If I have to give my son cold medicine, Children's Triaminic Thin Strips would be my top choice. It seemed to work well on my son's congestion and it saves us the trouble of staining his clothes with red cough syrup. ;P

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