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How to prevent kids from getting a cold

Updated on May 26, 2016

How To Keep Your Child From Catching A Cold?

Does your child catch a cold frequently?

Research has shown that kids get about 8 colds a year and that it is the #1 reason why kids stay away from school. No wonder it is called the common cold. It can be quite trying to take care of the child who is cranky because he is not well.

What ways are effective to prevent kids from getting a cold? When they do catch a cold how best to recover from it?

What Causes A Cold

Colds are caused by viruses and not bacteria. There are a few hundred different strains of virus which is why it is difficult to develop a vaccine against it. The virus attack the nose and throat triggering the immune system. It can cause a sore throat and headache.

How To Prevent Your Child From Catching A Cold

1. The best cold cure and prevention is to boost the immune system. Frequent colds, flu and even tiredness indicate the immune system is weakening. Give them a quality multi vitamin and mineral.

2. Teach them to cover their noses and mouths when sneezing to prevent the spreading of the germs.

3. Wash hands with soap often especially after blowing the nose.

4. Stay away from people who smoke or are having a cold. Virus can travel up to 12 feet through the air when someone sneezes.

5. Encourage a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. They are a rich source of immune boosting nutrients. It has been recommended for children to consume 5 or more servings of fresh fruits and vegetables.

6. Avoid giving kids sugary drinks and sodas. It can lead to obesity and also depletion of calcium in the body.

7. Get your child to do regular exercise like walking and playing outdoor games. Exercise will build up immune cells in the body.


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What To Do When Your Child Gets The Cold

1. Give your child a hot drink. It helps soothe sore throat and coughs as well as clear mucus. Stay away from cold drinks.

2. Rest is important. Let your child take a nap and go to bed earlier for a few days.

3. A steamy shower will help the irritant nose.

4. Run a humidifier. The moist air helps loosen mucus.

5. Drink lots of fluids like water and juice

6. Relax - read them a story, watch a movie or listen to music.

7. Wash their hands.

8. Don't share eating utensils like fork, spoon.

9. Don't ever give cold or cough medicine to children especially those under the age of 4.

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