Kid's Cold And Flu

Natural remedies for kids.

  • Have your child sit upright to help them breathe more easily.
  • Use saline nasal drops and a bulb syringe to help remove trapped mucus.
  • Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil in a vaporizer to loosen their nasal congestion.
  • Make sure your child is getting plenty of rest.
  • Have your child drink lots of water and juices with vitamin C.

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Reduces the severity and duration of:

  • Influenza A and B
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Congestion
  • Aches and Pains

Reduces the severity and duration of:

  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Fever

Adults average two to three colds each year, and children average 6 to 8.

1. How to blow their nose properly

Sniffing running mucus back in can lead to nasal congestion, and blowing too hard can send germ-carrying phlegm into ear passages, causing an earache. The best way to blow your nose is one nostril at a time. Press an index finger over your left nostril while you blow your right nostril gently into a tissue. Then press an index finger over the right nostril and blow gently into a tissue out of your left nostril.

2. How to wash their hands properly

The temperature of the water isn’t essential, but scrubbing well with soap is.

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water. Turn off the tap.
  2. Apply soap and lather it by rubbing your hands together, making sure to cover both sides.
  3. Scrub them for at least 20-seconds. Teach them to sing a song (like Happy Birthday) while they wash and ask that they do not rinse their hands until the song is complete.
  4. Turn on the tap and rinse your hands well under clean, running water.

3. When to wash their hands

  • Before, during, and after eating or helping to prepare food
  • Before and after being near someone who is sick
  • Before and after applying a bandage to a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal or picking up their waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage

Sanitize and clean your home — especially these items!

  • Clean your home phone and your family members' mobile phones, too. Viruses can survive on surfaces from a few hours to a few days.
  • The remote controls. They're one of the most touched items in your home.
  • All computers. Always check the manual before cleaning, but make sure to clean around the crevices in the keyboard.
  • Wash all stuffed animals in the laundry machine. If they're not washing machine safe, keep them isolated from all members of the family for a few days to let the germs die.
  • Sheets, blankets, and towels should be washed at a high-temperature with a colour-safe bleach.

Sanitize and clean your home — especially these items!

  • If your child's symptoms appear to be getting worse
  • If your child is having difficulty breathing
  • If your child has a high fever
  • If your child has a bad headache
  • If your child has a sore throat
  • If your child seems confused