How to prevent children from getting sick

Tips to Prevent Illness in Children

Infections are transmitted from one child to another quickly, they are mainly caused by viruses and bacteria.

The most common are Respiratory tract infections and the gastrointestinal infections.

We give you some advices to try to prevent them.

  • Whenever the child has any respiratory symptoms, such as cough, runny nose or sore throat and / or fever, taking him to school should be avoided.
  • Handwashing. Children should wash their hands frequently at school before eating and when I get home. Hands should always be washed After going to the bathroom, after recess or gym class.
  • Do not share other children's glasses, cans, bottles, or straws. This is important, however, you must remember that it is inevitable that at school or daycare, children share toys that could be contaminated with germs from sick children.
  • Always have a handkerchief handy, preferably disposable. If the child has a handkerchief in his pocket, it prevents him from rubbing his nose with his sleeve when they have snot.

  • Vaccinations To reduce the risk of children getting sick, it is best to make sure children have received the recommended vaccinations, including the flu shot. The best way to protect yourself against the flu is to get vaccinated every year.

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