It is usual for children to get several colds a year. As they get older, their immunity builds up and and they get fewer colds. Most colds will get better within a few days and you may not need to do more than keep your child comfortable until they get over it.
Fever: If they are feverish, give them plenty of fluids to drink. their temperature may be lowered with a suitable medicine which has doses for children. For further advice, talk to your healthcare professional.
Coughs: Although it can be distressing to hear your child cough, in fact this helps to clear phlegm from the chest and mucus from the nose. Give your child plenty of warm clear fluids.
How you can help?
You can help by keeping your child warm and giving them plenty of fluids. At night-time make sure the bedroom is well ventilated, but not cold or draughty.
Q: What changes are taking place?
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has advised that cough and cold medicines with certain active ingredients should no longer be labelled for use in children under 6 and medicines with certain combinations of active ingredients will be available for use in children 6 and above up until March 2010, but after this date they will no longer be labelled for use in children under 12.
Tixylix is following this advice and making the necessary label changes to its product range. We would recommend that you ask your local pharmacist or healthcare professional for up to date advice on treating your child’s cough and cold symptoms.
Q: Are cough and cold medicines still suitable to use?
Yes, you can still treat children over 6 with cough and cold medicines suitable for this age group. As with all medicines, it is important that dosage instructions are followed carefully. Cough and cold products should not be taken together or with any other medicines without the advice of your pharmacist or healthcare professional.
If you are unsure about what to do, then please consult a pharmacist or healthcare professional.
Tixylix is committed to children's safety and the appropriate use of our products. they have been providing effective relief of children's cough and cold symptoms, when used as directed, for more than 40 years. Parents and caregivers can continue to trust and rely on these medicines for their children.
Q: What can I give my child under 6 when s/he has a cough or cold?
Fever and high temperatures: treat with 'anti-pyretics' i.e. ibuprofen
. (NB Follow the directions on pack. Paracetamol is not for children under two months. Ibuprofen is not for children under 3 months.)
Coughs: use a soothing cough mixture containing glycerol and for children aged 1 year and above honey and lemon.
Congestion/blocked nose: vapour rubs, saline drops and inhalant decongestants can be used to help make breathing easier.
You can find more information on how to treat your child's cough and cold symptoms by clicking through to: www.pagb.co.uk
. Always read and follow instructions on the label and ask your pharmacist or healthcare professional for advice.
Q: What products are in the Tixylix range and what are they for?
The Tixylix range is made up of various products that can help a child with a cough or cold. Please visit our product range page for the latest information.
Q: How often can I use Tixylix medicines?
You should always read the instructions on the packaging carefully as well as the leaflet inside the carton. Tixylix packaging will recommend the quantity and dosage of the medicine that should be given to your child. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Make sure you always read the label. If the cough or cold symptoms persist for more than 5 days you should see your doctor.