Keeping your Kids Healthy Through the Cold and Flu Season
Nov 28, 2018 06:08PM
Dr. Deborah Bain
- Minimize sugar, which has been shown to suppress the immune system for several hours after consumption.
- In baking during the holidays, use natural alternatives to sugar such as coconut sugar or xylitol.
- Wash hands frequently, especially before eating.
- Have kids bathe or shower after getting home from school and change into lounging or play clothes.
- After a long winter day in the office, adults can shed work clothes for lounging clothes to avoid bringing home the germs, and put those garments right into the laundry.
- Take immune support supplements such as vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, elderberry and probiotics.
- Get plenty of rest and fresh air.
- Cover coughs and sneezes, which can send approximately 100,000 germs up to 25 feet.
- Stay home if sick, and do not send kids to school if they have a bad cold
Dr. Deborah Bain is the owner of Healthy Kids Pediatrics. For more information, call 972-294-0808 or visit HealthyKidsPediatrics.com.