4 ways to protect your kids from cold and flu

Due to their relatively weaker immune systems, children are most susceptible to cold and flu. This is especially true when the season is a bit chilly, and there is a slight nip in the air.  Here’s what you can do to ensure your child safe from viruses and infections that can cause cold and flu.

  • Eat a healthy diet: Make sure that your kid’s immune system is strong enough to fight infections and viruses. A healthy diet is crucial. Also, don’t forget that they should keep themselves hydrated by drinking sufficient water. Boil a liter of water, cool it and then give it to your kid. When it comes to diet, add a lot of fruits and veggies to the diet. This should include food items that have a high content of vitamin C.
  • Maintain hygienic habits: It is necessary to maintain habits of utmost cleanliness and hygiene to stay away from cold and flu. Ensure that you child follows a daily routine of having baths on time, washing hands, and drinking clean water.
  • Beat the mosquito attack: If your kids love playing outside, they might be at the risk of being exposed to mosquitoes and other bugs and insects that can potentially carry cold and flu viruses. Ensure that you maintain a clean environment to keep these insects and bugs at bay.
  • Try home remedies: When you notice the first signs of cold and flu in you child, use home remedies such as ginger juice and honey to treat sneezing and other early symptoms of cold and flu. If the symptoms persist for more than two days, consult a doctor. Along with doctor prescribed medications, you can follow certain natural remedies that can make your child’s immunity system strong.