Cold Season- Preventing it Before it Happens

We are aware that the cold weather can quickly approach, when no one is expecting it. Now that fall is here and winter is slowly coming, days and nights are becoming colder and colder. With cold weather, comes the ever-looming cold season!! Your kids will start to cough, sniffles will run rampant, and visits to the family doctor are inevitable.

Before you get blindsided by cold season, here are a few simple precautions that you can take to prevent your family from catch the oncoming cold.

Wash your hands

Your hands come in contact with millions of germs every single day. You might shake hands with someone who didn’t prepare for cold season and has just blown their nose. This will immediately pass the germs right onto you. Yuck! Washing and sanitizing your hands on a regular basis is extremely important.

Stay hydrated

Drinking water, juice, and tea will cut down on symptoms like a sore throat and stuffy nose.

Get lots of sleep

A lack of sleep is one of the most common causes of a cold. Take care of your family by making sure that they are well rested. Over time, a lack of sleep will wear you down and make your prone to catching a cold during this season.

Stock up

When one cold strikes, you don’t know how long you have until the next one hits. You want to beat these colds quickly before the next one starts, stocking up is perfect. Always have some warm soup and cough on hand!

Shake it off

If you’re up for it, a little light activity can and will boost your immune system, which could put you back onto the road of recovery.

All better?

If you or your children begin to start feeling worse, have a high fever, start vomiting, or develop an increasingly bad headache… Call your doctor! These are signs that you have some worse than the common cold on your hands.

While there are no guarantees that you will be able to completely avoid catching a cold this fall/winter, these tips will surely give your family a better chance of staying healthy.

Sources:

Health (www.health.com)

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