Wellness - Preventive Care | 0-18 yrs

5 Steps To Prevent Cold And Flu In Your Child

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We have all suffered from that frustrating flu with a runny nose, non-stop sneezes, watery eyes, headaches and body pains. Although the fever does come down to normal temperature in a day or two, other symptoms such as body pain and sniffles persist for a while, before completely going away.

Cold and flu are two of the most common respiratory illnesses that are spread by viruses in the environment. Although they are almost impossible to differentiate, the symptoms of cold are less distressing as compared to the flu, and also improve quickly within a week. On the other hand, the flu takes at least two to three weeks to cure. 

So, how can you and your child stay safe this monsoon and winter season? To begin with, there are some basic steps that everyone at home can adhere to. These healthy habits on a regular basis can protect one from viruses, kill germs, prevent sniffles and strengthen the immune system. 

Flip through this ClipBook to be equipped with 5 easy ways by which you can safeguard yourself and your child from the cold and flu. 


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1. Wash Those Germs Away

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2. Use A Hand Sanitiser

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4. Keep Your Surroundings Clean

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5. Instil Healthy Habits In Children

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