There is more to do than just clothes and supply shopping for back to school preparation.
...But I would ask that, as a family, you also work on your back to school health preparations. It is not uncommon that kids will get sick the first few weeks of school as they are getting freshly exposed to their classmates germs again...
There is always an argument for, and against, the flu vaccine. But it is usually never so simple as there are other factors to weigh.
...Together, we look at the risk factors to exposure of the flu like where my patients work, their age, and their overall health status to determine what is best for them. Usually, my gut instinct is to not vaccinate, but I have to evaluate what is best for each one of my patients...
"The body is innately wise and does a wonderful job at fighting off foreign invaders. When we become infected with the flu or a cold the body’s first response is to alter homeostasis as the virus or bacteria will thrive in our normal conditions. The body will create a fever to help destroy, slow down replication, or even kill off the invader..."
It is that time of year again, the start of the cold and flu season. It is also the start of the holiday season with the increase in sugar we all will be enjoying.
It is cold and flu season again. Vick's the makers of Vick's VapoRub has published study that shows it may relieve a kid's nighttime cough and nasal congestion.
This treatment reflexively increases circulation and decreases congestion in the upper respiratory passages, head and throat. It is a calming treatment and helps most people sleep better through the night.