Cold & Flu
What causes cold and flu in children?
The common cold is caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sinuses. While the flu is caused by the three main types of influenza virus. Types A and B cause the yearly outbreaks and Type C leads to mild, random cases. Cold and flu are usually seen among children during winter due to low temperature and close physical contact with each other.
Common symptoms of Cold and Flu
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Body pain
- Chills and shakes with the fever
- Extreme tiredness
- Dry, hacking cough
- Vomiting and belly pain (sometimes)
How can you prevent your child from cold and flu?
Cold and flu once or twice in a year are very normal but if your children get exposed to it most frequently you need to take dire care of it. Since cold and flu are mainly caused by the germs and bacteria present around us, there is a certain way that can help you avoid cold and flu and keep your child fit.
- Wash your hand to stop germ spread
- Use hand sanitizer
- Cough into your elbow
- Avoid physical contact with a person already infected with the virus
- Avoiding cold water during cold
- Take some medicines on the prescription of your pediatrician