Updated 15 July 2015

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Is your little one suffering from cracked lips because of a cold? Diaper cream that contains zinc is a great overnight cream to soothe discomfort and promote healing. If the condition not clear in a few days or becomes infected, seek medical advice.

For the latest on flu jabs and cold remedies, visit the Cold & Flu Centre.


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