Fight Dengue Fever with CALPOL #AlliedAgainstDengue

One of my worst experiences was when my son, Niko, was diagnosed of dengue fever a couple of years ago. I think everyone would agree with me if I say that losing someone we love could be our greatest fear. At least for me, it is.

 I’m always worried sick whenever my kids don’t feel well. Imagine how scared I was when Niko’s temperature sky-rocketed and I could almost feel his discomfort all throughout. As we know, there’s no known cure for this dreaded viral illness. It was like a nightmare, I cried everyday seeing him suffer and go through tests and a lot of hospital visits. If I could only get those needles away from him, I would. His blood count needed to be monitored, thus a series of CBC and Dengue Duo tests was performed. It was a very traumatic experience for all of us.

 I knew I could have done something to keep him away from dengue but I realized I just have to be strong and help him fight it while it’s not too late. Being a blogger mom, I have been doing research, reading a lot of stuff, and talking to a lot of people, you think I already know every must-do and must-have to be a perfect mother. I tell you, I wish I do. But we can only do so much, right? There are situations that could really get out of our hands. The real deal? There are things we can control, but also things we can’t – like dengue fever. We just have to manage our way out of it.
 Dengue fever, considered to be a global phenomenon due to the number of cases reported, is a viral illness spread by the dengue mosquito (Aedes Aegypti), which can be found in many tropical countries around the world such as ours. Symptoms include high fever, headache, vomiting, joint pains and skin rashes. If not addressed right away, it can develop to severe dengue hemorrhagic, which is life-threatening. The thing is medicines like aspirin and ibuprofen may have harmful side effects. Calpol is Paracetamol, and it is the only recommended treatment for fever caused by dengue virus.
Paracetamol Calpol is every mom’s partner in providing effective and quick relief from fever.
-Clinically proven to relieve 6 types of pain and fever: 1. headache
2. sore throat 
3. fever and pain
4. toothache
5. muscle ache
6. musculoskeletal pain

To intensify awareness, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) launched its campaign Allied Against Dengue at The Peninsula Manila. GSK, the maker of doctor-recommended Calpol, is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. It has partnered with other organizations here in the country such as the Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Pharmacists Association, Inc. (PPHA), Mercury Drug Corporation (MDC), Smart Parenting and CNN Philippines. The movement aims to empower everyone to be able to combine preventive and control measures by spreading awareness on dengue management.
Present in the event were celebrity mom Jolina Magdangal-Escueta 
and Mommy blogger Rowena Wendy Lei (Animetric's World), who both shared their experiences and ways to protect their families from dengue. They also joined other representatives from the Allied Against Dengue and partner organizations in the symbolic hand-painting ceremony.

To be successful, Allied Against Dengue will have train-the-trainer programs, organized information centers through partner networks, community education activations and employee volunteers.

Here are some of Allied Against Dengue’s initiatives:

• Distribution of 50,000 DOH primers to at least 5 public schools in Dengue hotspots in Metro Manila.

• Distribution of 15,000 leaflets to 1,000 pediatricians and general practitioners

• Education and proper Dengue fever prevention and management to 20 health centers for Barangay outreach programs. 

• Implementation of Continues Pharmacy Education (CPE) Program in identified chapters, targeting 200 pharmacists. 

• Education and recruitment of at least 1,000 Allies Against Dengue through employee engagement, online and on ground activations. 

We can all help this movement to fight dengue. I will definitely be part of this. I will do everything in my power to keep my precious sons safe from dengue.

If you want to know more about Calpol and its dengue campaign, you can visit and like their Facebook page Calpol Philippines

To contact Allied Against Dengue, call 1800-8908-8275 or email

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  1. Chelsea was hospitalized last year because of Dengue. 2 weeks naming nagstay sa hospital. Sobrang hirap kase every 6 hours kinukuhanan sya ng blood para itest,nakakaawa sila.kase umiiyak talaga sila.I'm really thankful that time kase Hindi masyadong bumagsak ang platelet nya. NASA bahay palang kami di nano natutulog ,ginigisimg ko sya para kumain ng prutas,gulay at uminom nv maraming tubig.Calpol sobrang big help para pababain yung fever nya. Pero pag dengue kase lagi its 39° pataas. After namin makalabas ng promise sya na kakain na sya palagi ng marami para Hindi na sya babalik sa hospital. Masyado sya natraumatized sa stay nya sa hospital.
    I remember our last day dun sa hospital lumindol pa Kaya binuhat ko sya agad pati yung dextrose nya binitbit ko.
    Basta first day palang ng lagnat fluid agad and fruits wag lanv yung maiitim then I think nakatulong yung quail eggs din.

  2. Calpol is also what my nieces medicine, recommended by doctor. :)


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