School is back in session, which means you'll be running all over the place for school or sports activities. With all of this running and added stress of homework, it can cause a lowered immunity can lead to illness including the flu. If your child does end up with the flu, it can spread quickly throughout your home affecting your other children and even you parents. To help prevent the flu this season, there are things you can do. Read on for tips and helpful information to keep your family safe this flu season.
Get The Flu Shot
The flu shot may not prevent every strain of flu, but it can help ease the symptoms of the flu. If you do end up with the flu, it may not be as bad as it could have been with the symptoms being much less severe. Make sure you and everyone in your family gets the flu shot. Talk to your child's pediatrician about getting the flu shot for your child, and discuss getting the flu shot with your own physician as well.
Drink Plenty Of Water
Drinking water will help keep your body free of toxins and wash bacteria from the body. Drinking water also helps keep the body hydrated. Remember to encourage your child to drink water. Most kids don't like to drink water all that much, but try to get your child to drink as much as you can.
Your child is going to come home from school with all types of germs on their hands. Have your child wash their hands immediately when they return home from school. Make sure your child knows how to wash their hands properly and that they pay attention to their fingertips and in between fingers as well as the top of their hands where germs can be hiding. Make it a part of their return home routine to prevent the spread of germs throughout your home.
Clean School Supplies Often
School supplies such as lunch boxes, water cups, backpacks and anything else that is used often at school that is brought home should be washed and cleaned. If you cannot wash it, use bleach wipes if possible to clean their belongings and get rid of germs.
With flu season coming, you need to do what you can to prevent it from affecting your family. Talk to a child's pediatrician clinic, like BETTER FOOT CARE LLC, about other tips to help prevent the flu.