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Preventing Your Kid’s Flu

As a parent, you can prevent or slow down the spread of such a serious health disorder as flu. The flu also dubbed influenza can be defined as a respiratory disease provoked by a virus. Unfortunately, flue infections are very contagious and they easily spread when kids are in a group with other kids.

Keep in mind that compared to the common cold, the flu is far more dangerous as it can provoke serious health problems such as bacteria infections or pneumonia. Every year a great number of kids get hospitalized or even die from flu infections.

Kids and adults with a chronic health condition, including diabetes, asthma as well as disorders of the brain and nervous system are at very high risk for flu complications.

Flu vaccine

You certainly don’t want your kid to be exposed to this health disaster, do you? Then, you require taking advantage of the flu vaccine. Anybody aged six and older needs this vaccine every year. Kids younger than six months can’t be vaccinated.

Let’s fight germs

As you know, the world is flooded with germs. They’re literally everywhere, but if you allocate several minutes to killing germs, you’ll keep your kid and other family members healthy. We get used to washing our hands with water and soap, especially after sneezing, coughing and wiping noses. Then, it’s also crucial to cover your own nose as well as mouth when coughing or sneezing. This way parents as well as child care providers can efficiently do their part to terminate germs and teach kids how and when they should wash hands.

Preventing the spread of disease

Your kids who have already entered child care appear to be more vulnerable to infectious illnesses. That’s because they’ve been exposed to certain germs for the first time. Furthermore, they may lack enough doses of reputable vaccines due to their young age, so their immunity is unable to withstand new health challenges yet.

If your kid is healthy, he or she can go to school or child care, while you can go to work. You’d better have your kids vaccinated every year as it’s the best protection against the flu. Certainly, the facility where you leave your kid needs to have all necessary certified immunizations.

In most child care facilities parents are contacted once their kid starts demonstrating the obvious signs of a mild disease, such as a cold. In some cases sick kids keep staying in the facility but being isolated in a separate area, so flu infections couldn’t keep spreading over the facility. However, bringing your kid home will be more preferable for both your kid and facility as the flu won’t be able to affect other kids.