Don’t Let Pain or Fever Dampen Your Child’s Holiday Spirit

Don’t Let Pain or Fever Dampen Your Child’s Holiday Spirit

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With the December holidays just around the corner, families are dusting off suitcases, giving car tyres the once-over, and plotting adventures. If you’re rolling with young children, you can expect a few unexpected challenges (and the occasional scraped knee). Being prepared for sudden pains or fevers with the Power of Panado® can go a long way in ensuring a smooth holiday with the kiddo crew.

Here are four tips to consider:

1.      Pack a First-Aid Kit: Before embarking on your journey, assemble a basic first-aid kit. Include items like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, a digital thermometer, tweezers, pain-relief medication suitable for all family members, and any other specific medications your child may need.1


2.     Hydration and Snacks: Kids, with their endless energy and non-stop adventures, can heat up quicker than adults because they don’t sweat as efficiently.2a Given their zest for playtime, they don’t always recognise that they’re thirsty,2b  so ensure you have a few water bottles handy.


3.     Sun Protection: Children’s skin is more sensitive to UV rays than adults.3a Remember to slather sunscreen with an SPF of at least 303a on your kids at last 30 minutes before going outdoors and reapply as needed.3b


4.    Keep Germs at Bay: During holidays, protect your child from cold and flu germs by ensuring regular handwashing, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.4a Carry hand sanitisers with at least 60% alcohol4b for on-the-go cleanliness.

The Power of Panado®

Conveniently packaged, Panado® Paediatric Syrup, Peppermint 5 ml Sachets, is perfect for the symptomatic treatment of pain and fever for kids on the move.

The sachets contain paracetamol, which is included in the List of Essential Medicines for Children of the World Health Organization.5

In addition to the sachets, Panado®’s range for children includes strawberry flavoured paediatric syrup, peppermint flavoured paediatric syrup which is alcohol and sugar-Free and infant drops.

Always administer using a medicine measure or a syringe. Do not exceed the recommended dose.  Dosage details can be found at and are calculated according to your child’s age and weight. 


Parents trust6 Panado® for the power to fight their little one’s pain and provide fast7 relief when needed most.  Panado® products are available at Baby City, Pick n Pay, Checkers, including Hypers, Shoprite, Clicks, Dis-Chem, and Independent Pharmacies. For more information, visit visit and join the conversations on Facebook.






1.       Nemours Kids Health. First-Aid kit. Available from : Last accessed August 2023.

2.      Healthy Kids Association. Children & hydration. Available from : Last accessed August 2023.

3.      Cancer in the Sun. Sun protection. Available from : Last accessed August 2023.

4.      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hand hygiene in schools and early care education settings. Available from : Last accessed August 2023.

5.      World Health Organization. Model list of essential medicines. Available from Last accessed August 2023.

6.      Circana, MT,  July 2023 MAT.

7.      Wilcock A, Twycross R. Therapeutic reviews: Acetaminophen (Paracetamol). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 2013;46(5):747-755.

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