Has your child gotten a fever recently? As parents, it can be pretty worrying having to deal with fever at home when it arises, and the best we can do is always to have our fever first-aid kit ready.
Aside from the usual fever medicine, gel cooling patches, and other remedies we have on hand, there’s another unexpected item we should always have prepared—electrolyte drinks.
Hydration plays a key role in faster fever recovery
We’ve all heard at one point how bed rest and fluids are important when recovering from fever, but hydration is beyond just drinking more water.
According to Dr. Eva Irene Maglonzo, increased body temperature, sweating, and decreased appetite are some common symptoms our children experience during fever as their immune systems fight off an infection. Fluid loss can occur as these symptoms happen, and it’s important to stay hydrated.
Having the proper hydration can flush out toxins and regulate the body temperature, easing the discomfort during fever, even before giving our children medicine for fever. Sometimes, water may not be enough and appropriate electrolyte solutions are needed, Dr. Maglonzo states.
Choosing the right hydration drink
Safety, convenience, and taste are some factors to consider when selecting a hydration drink.
Though it may be tempting to go for sports drinks, some of them contain high amounts of sugar that may do more harm than good. Hydration salt packs may also be an option, though preparation errors can occur if not mixed correctly, or if a safe water source is not readily available. A ready-to-drink format, such as Vivity electrolyte drink, is one of the most convenient options available on the market.
Reasons to stock up on doctor-recommended Vivity!
Doctor-recommended Vivity is scientifically formulated with electrolytes that can help with normal cell, nerve, and muscle function. It comes in apple and orange variants, two great-tasting flavors that kids love. It comes in 6-layer aseptic packs that you can trust to be safe for your child.
You can worry less the next time your child gets a fever, stock your fever first-aid kit with Vivity!
For more information on Vivity and fever management, and to get exclusive deals and promos, sign up at https://www.vivity.com.ph/hydrate-with-vivity. Vivity is available in major drugstores nationwide, and online on the official Johnson & Johnson store on Lazada and Shopee.
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