What to put in your emergency kit this rainy season

Paracetamol (Calpol)

Posted at Jul 06 2018 10:51 AM

With the rainy season just around the corner, parents should find it useful to prepare to combat illnesses brought by the wet weather.

During this time of the year, many illnesses can be borne more easily. Children can be more susceptible to sickness if their immune systems are not strong enough.

With this in mind, here is a checklist that every parents can follow to gear up for the rainy weather:

Clean water

As they say, people can survive without food, but not without water. This underscores the importance of clean water to one's body and health.

Always make sure to have clean water on standby to take care of children.

Alcohol

Maintaining proper hygiene is essential for good health. One way to do this is by washing hands using clean water and soap, or disinfectants such as alcohol.

Mosquito repellent creams

During the rainy season, mosquitoes can find it easier to find stagnant water pools to breed in, increasing their population. Mosquito repellent creams can do a lot to protect children from insect bites.

Thermometer

If children are not feeling well, parents can use a thermometer to determine the presence of a fever. A digital thermometer is preferred for better accuracy and safety against accidental mercury spills.

Medicines

Some ailments are more common during the cold weather. This is why medicines such as antihistamine tablets and paracetamols might come in handy.

One particular paracetamol that parents can use is Paracetamol (Calpol). It has been clinically proven to be very effective for relieving fever and pain in children. It also provides quick relief as it starts to work on fever in 15 minutes.

For meticulous parents, Paracetamol (Calpol) is proven to be gentle on young tummies as it stands with the motto: "tough sa lagnat, gentle sa iyong anak."

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