How to prevent children from getting flu (part 2)

In this post, I will continue sharing about how to prevent children from getting flu. Please read these following tips to have more useful information!

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1.      Avoid touching face

Cold and flu viruses enter the body through the nose, eyes, and mouth, so help your child keep his hands away from those areas. That is a difficult mission, but anyway, you have to teach him to keep both hands always clean.

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2.      Consume a balanced and healthy diet

In fresh fruits and vegetables, there are a lot of vitamins which help to boost your child’s immune system. Mothers should look for foods rich in vitamin C (broccoli, strawberries, and oranges) and vitamin D (tuna, fortified milk, and cereals). In addition, eating yogurt with active beneficial bacterias (probiotics) can also help to build defenses.

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3.      Get the flu vaccine

Although vaccine completely cannot treat the flu, it helps to prevent children from getting sick and to shorten the duration of kid’s ill

But if your baby has some flu symptoms, you have to immediately callthe doctor. This is especially important, as antiviral medications are the most effective during the first 2 days of illness.

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Hope this topic will be useful for you!

Thank you for your attention!

Anne from Babeeni team

 

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