23 Jul If your child is sick or sniffing… stop it there
When winter comes round, so do colds and flu! And, if your child is sick, it’s only a matter of time until the next one starts coughing and sniffing as well; the domino effect starts.
“When one member of the family is sick we know that there is a good chance that other members will also start displaying symptoms,” says Carla Yssel, brand manager for Linctagon. “History has proven time and time again that keeping the rest of the family from getting sick is an ardent task, and sometimes no matter how much effort we put in to it, the germs always find a way to attack the body.”
“There are many logical and easy ways that if implemented correctly and done consistently you can have a higher chance of keeping germs away,” says Yssel.
Yssel suggests the following steps be taken when trying to keep the rest of your family healthy when you or a child is sick:
- Wash your hands, OFTEN! Not a quick rinse under the water, but a good soaping for about 20 seconds and then rinse off. If you can, use your elbow to turn off the tap, and then dry your hands with a paper towel.
- Carry a hand sanitiser around with you. There is a reason they can be found in hospitals! If you can’t wash your hands, make sure you pour some sanitiser into your hands to keep them clean.
- At the first sign of a cold or the flu, use Linctagon®- C Effervescent and Linctagon®-C Effervescent Junior – a perfect partnering for the whole family. The ingredient Pelargonium sidoides in the effervescent can assist the body to shorten the duration of infection and reduce the severity of symptoms associated with colds and flu.
- It may sound inhuman, but “quarantine” the sick family member. Don’t allow too much, interaction with them, and make sure all tissues are disposed of quickly, and that all crockery and cutlery is cleaned properly.
- Eat lots of fruit and vegetables to increase vitamins intake and help keep the immune system in peak condition.
- Teach your children to cough into their elbows, this can reduce the amount of germs spread through contact, and through the air.