Any parent is trying to protect their child from possible diseases, including the flu. Influenza is a dangerous viral disease and is easier to prevent than to cure. Prevention of influenza should be carried out not only during colds, but throughout the year.
Since childhood, it is important to teach the child to monitor personal hygiene. I try to wash my hands more often, before meals and after the street. I try to keep children in public places without touching the handrails and walls unnecessarily. After all, it is enough that after holding the handle, the child puts his hand in his mouth and that is all – microbes are ingested.
When an epidemic begins, we do not call guests, but we ourselves walk in the company of other people. Isolating children is not necessary, but at the same time, you can protect. For example, before going to the hospital for an appointment with a doctor, you can anoint an oxalyka near the nose.
You can use masks if one of the adults is sick. The ill person needs to minimize communication with children. While my children do not go to kindergarten, it means that they have almost no contact with sick children.
During the flu period, as well as when the weather is bad, parents try not to go out with their children. It seems to me – in vain. Of course, you should avoid crowds, you should not go to various events, but walking on the street is possible and even necessary.
Be sure to air the room. Almost all winter I fought with my babies who wanted to walk barefoot. When the house is cool, I just try to wear them warmer, but do not turn on the heater, which dries the air. It is dry and warm air that promotes the spread of germs.
It is important to strengthen the immunity of your child. I am not a doctor, but I believe that antibiotic treatment should be prescribed only as a last resort. It is noticed that the more you treat a child with medicines, the more often he gets sick.
The familiar boy is constantly sick, and all year round. He is constantly being given injections from infancy. Now he goes to the kindergarten, it is interesting that he has been walking for two weeks, then a month in the hospital. And every time he is given antibiotic shots. As a result, he not only weakened immunity, but also started having stomach problems. He is only five years old.
I never gave my children any shots. The eldest daughter is practically not ill, she can have a cold at most. The younger daughter is getting cold, but we are trying to treat her with folk remedies. We do grinding.
Onset of the disease
When the younger daughter caught a cold for the first time, our pediatrician advised us to Tonsilgon. Herbal medicine, which can be given even to infants. The manual says that it can be drunk both for the prevention of cold and flu, and during illness.
For us, this medicine has become a real salvation. As soon as I feel that the children are about to get sick or have already started showing signs of a cold, we immediately begin to drink this medicine. And, fortunately, it helps us a lot. Now we practically do not get sick. What and all I wish.
By the way, we are not doing flu shots. I am not against vaccines, we are trying to do everything we need on time. But I consider this vaccine to be useless if new modifications of the flu appear every year, which means that the vaccine is not a salvation from the disease.
And what are you doing so that your children are not sick?