1. Sanitize everything!
One of the first things when 30 kids are in one class room, is the abundance of germs. Carry antibacterial wipes and wipe down every surface your child may touch in the classroom. Wipe the seats, desk, and even pencil cases. All these surfaces can harbor contagious viruses and bacteria.
2. Wash your hands
Wash your hands especially before touching your own or a loved one’s eyes, nose or mouth. When at school, it is impossible to avoid contact with surfaces that many others may have touched. To avoid those bugs contaminating your family, have your child wash their hands before leaving school, and carry antibacterial gel to use on the way home (we keep one attached to Kiddo's backpack, so she remembers to use it!).
3. Be proactive
With numerous kids close together in one room, have your child, or you, take Cold-EEZE at the first sign of a cold to shorten the duration, minimizing the amount of time you are sick to better get back to class. Cold-EEZE zinc lozenges have been found to decrease the duration of colds by nearly half in studies by Dartmouth Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic. Also, by shortening your cold, it minimizes the chances of spreading the cold onto your family members, and your child's classmates and families!
4. Be prepared
Most schools no longer allow for students to carry medication in their backpacks. But older kids who are driving can carry medications in their car, like Tylenol, or allergy medicines, to minimize the impact of a cold or illness, as soon as it hits.
5. Be healthy
Good hydration, good nutrition and exercise go a long way to giving the body the support it needs to stay strong.
About the Author:
Dr. Yael Halaas, ear, nose and throat doctor. She’s been featured on round up/lifestyle and breaking news segments on The Doctors, FOX News and ABC New York. She has been quoted in US Weekly, Men’s Fitness & Fitness Magazine.
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