Sunday, August 31, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline's Calpol Vs. Dengue Fever

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        I hate mosquitoes. I think they should be extinct. They have no redeeming factor at all. Nothing they do contributes any good to mother earth and to humans. Not even the whole Jurassic-Park-dinosaur-DNA-extracted-from-an-ancient-mosquito thing could help if it could really happen in real life. NOTHING!!!!

        They're nothing but stupid pests that bring itchy bites and disease. Dengue. In fact, the child of someone I know currently has dengue. Thankfully looks like they caught it early and the child is being treated. Dengue is more frightening when you're a parent because of the thought that mosquito likes snacking on little children's blood. What we would give to protect our children from this annoying disease!

        Preventing mosquito bites is quite a challenge as well. Let's face it, those anti-mosquito thingy don't always work. I think mosquitoes have developed an immune system to citronella products. (It is soooooo hard! I feel like such a bad parent whenever Rain still manages to get mosquito bites even with repellents.) 


And we can't always be under a  mosquitero all the live long day.

So the question is, what can we do in case we're faced with stupid dengue? Here's what...


        GlaxoSmithKline, the leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies and also the maker of doctor-recommended Paracetamol Calpol, has joins forces with the Department of Health and the Philippine Pediatric Society for the campaign Aksyon Laban sa Dengue: A Dengue Fever Awareness and Education Program. With this campaign, there will also be a Barangay Caravan that will be going around to help spread awareness about dengue fever.


        The World Health Organization has officially made Calpol the 'preferred and only recommended analgesic treatment for Dengue Fever'. As it turns out, Aspirin or ibuprofen is NOT recommended as they may potentially may aggravate bleeding. Calpol® on the other hand, is made to effectively give relief from the discomforts of children's pain and fever.

Now, here are some tips on how we can prevent or fight dengue. Please read these important tips:

1.) Dengue is more common during rainy seasons. And I believe this because I always notice a huge increase of mosquitoes outside the house every time it rains. So we have to be extra alert during rainy season.

2.) Fever that lasts for more than 2 days during rainy season is not a good sign.

3.) Aside from fever, a person with dengue can also experience the following:

headaches
nausea and vomiting
loss of appetite
abdominal pain
muscle and joint aches
rashes
bleeding manifestations

        On a personal note, it's always better to always consult your child's pedia even for small things because it's always better to be safe than sorry. 

(L-R: Secretary Philippine Pediatric Society Mrs. Sally Gatchailan , GM of GSK Consumer Health Care, Mr. Jeofrey Yulo,  and Calpol Group Product Manager Rachelle Gamboa)

“While there is no specific medicine to cure Dengue, we can, however, alleviate the pain felt by the child by at least managing their fever, like giving them Paracetamol Calpol which provides soothing fever relief you can rely on. When a child has fever, they feel weaker and lack the energy to enjoy life. So when fever strikes, it’s like they are putting their life on hold. In these times, you need a reliable partner to help provide a feeling of ginhawa that your sick child needs.”  
-  Jeofrey Yulo, GM of GSK Consumer Health Care


        In this campaign, they will also be helping selected barangays within Metro Manila that have high cases of dengue incidence. DOH will be training health practitioners on dengue updates, prevention, and treatment. After this the PSS will pass this module to selected barangays, all of course within DOH guidelines. And then GSK will bring doctors to these selected areas to lead the Dengue info campaign. The more we know about this disease, the more power we have to prevent it. 

        For more information about (Paracetamol) Calpol®, and its Dengue campaign, visit their official website www.calpol.com.ph  or like them on Facebook   .

By the way can I just share some funny mosquito memes and tips I saw on the net? :-) Come on it's fun!!! :-)


Image source here. This is true by the way.


Found this site on how to make homemade mosquito repellant!


AMEN!!!!!!!!


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