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Bristol news School's warning to parents about Calpol and coronavirus MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - It's based on advice from Public Health England

Bristol news  School's warning to parents about Calpol and coronavirus MetiNews.Com
18 October 2020 - 13:30

Breaking News ! A school has advised parents that giving children Calpol could "mask" one of the telltale signs of coronavirus. Warmley Park School and College in South Gloucestershire confirmed two cases of COVID-19 last week, and wrote to parents on Friday (October 16) with guidance. The newsletter, signed off by headteacher Lisa Parker, said the school is taking twice-daily temperature checks to identify any children with a potential fever. She wrote: "A polite reminder that we are asking parents and carers to contact us before sending their child to school if they have had Calpol. "This is following the advice from Public Health England that Calpol can mask a fever which is a symptom of COVID. "We are taking the temperatures of pupils twice a day, each day and this has been approved by Public Health." College provision at the special school has temporarily closed following the cases, and two groups of pupils are in self-isolation. As with adults, the main symptoms of coronavirus in children are: a high temperature a new, continuous cough a loss or change to sense of smell or taste Paracetamol-based medicine like Calpol can be effective in treating a high temperature, and there is no reason why parents should not use it to treat symptoms of coronavirus.

. In March there were rumours on social media that using ibuprofen or paracetamol to treat symptoms in children could do more harm than good, but experts have since quashed these concerns. Read More Related Articles 'It's better to do it now' Government scientist says national lockdown for England is needed ASAP Read More Related Articles Christmas will be 'tough' this year warns Government scientist What the NHS says Guidance on the NHS website states: "There is no clear evidence that using ibuprofen to treat symptoms such as a high temperature can make coronavirus (COVID-19) worse. "You can give paracetamol or ibuprofen to treat the symptoms of coronavirus. We recommend that you give paracetamol to your child first. It has fewer side effects than ibuprofen and is the safer choice for most people. "Always follow the instructions that come with your medicine." The NHS has more information here about what to do if your child presents with potential symptoms, and when medical help should be sought.

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