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HOW TO TREAT FLU OR INFLUENZA IN CHILDREN

Although there is no definitive cure for the complaint or the common cold, antibiotics help fight bacterial infections, but they have no effect on viruses. Here are some practical tips to take care of your child during the flu season:

– Ideally parents should help their children feel comfortable, make sure they get more rest and drink plenty of water.

– The child’s doctor can consult your child or ask him to show you the nearest, if there is no improvement and a trusted pediatrician.

– Salt water nasal drops or saline help to release the nasal passages, as well as constant oxygen flow. You can apply between 1 or 2 drops in each nostril, this with the supervision of a specialist.

– Humidifier, also known as vaporizer, can help keep nasal secretions more moist and allow your child to breathe better. Place it in the room near your child Be sure to clean and dry the humidifier very well to avoid contamination with bacteria or mold.

 

TO RELIEVE THE COUGH:

 

– For children from 5 to 11 years old, with a teaspoon of honey.

– For children over 5 years old.

– Menthol ointments: rub a little on the chest or the front of the neck.

 

Last but not least, remember to give your child fruits and juices rich in vitamin C to help your immune system to rest its defenses and combat the complaint.

 

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