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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



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