7 Ways to Ease Cold and Flu Symptoms Without Medicine
7 Ways to Ease Cold and Flu Symptoms Without Medicine

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  • Very few cold & flu medicines are suitable for young children. 
  • Parents always want to help but are sometimes at a loss on what to do. 
  • Ease their symptoms with seven simple suggestions.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

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  • RSV usually looks similar to the common cold.
  • RSV is common among children under two but in certain at-risk kids it can develop into a more serious illness.
  • Proper hand washing and avoiding exposure are two important preventative steps.
The Importance of Hand Washing
The Importance of Hand Washing
  • Washing hands is one of the simplest ways to prevent illness.
  • Teaching kids when to wash is as important as teaching them how to wash.
  • Try the glitter game to teach small kids about how germs spread.
Do you know the new guidelines on cold and cough medications?
Do you know the new guidelines on cold and cough medications?

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  • Children under 4 should not use cold and cough medication, and children ages 4 to 6 should only use them when directed by a doctor.
  • Cold and cough medicine can have dangerous and life-threatening side effects in young children.
  • The new guidelines are important and should be taken seriously by parents.
What is the difference between a cold and the flu?
What is the difference between a cold and the flu?

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  • The flu is much worse than a cold and can potentially be deadly for people with a weakened immune system.
  • If your child's illness came on suddenly and symptoms include a high fever, severe exhaustion, headache, loss of appetite, achy muscles, and chills, then it is most likely the flu.
  • Don't confuse the stomach flu with the flu - the stomach flu involves the digestive tract and the flu involves the respiratory tract.
Natural Cold and Flu Remedies
Natural Cold and Flu Remedies

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  • Children under 4 should not use cold and cough medications, and children ages 4 to 6 should only use them when directed by a doctor.
  • One of the most important things you can do is to keep your child hydrated.
  • Things like nasal saline and sleeping elevated can help with stuffy noses and coughs.

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