As a carer, I know all too well the extra care we need to take to keep our families safe and healthy during winter. Here are a few tips from my family to yours. Blow winter worries away with vitamins and minerals too!
What’s the difference between cold and flu symptoms?
Can you stop yourself from getting sick this winter?
Here are some tips to help with the answer to these questions.
We prioritise sleep and regular exercise to help keep our immune systems strong,
To stay hydrated we always ensure our kids take a full bottle of water to school so they can avoid sharing cups or using water fountains which are easy ways germs can spread.
A well-balanced diet with plenty of colourful fruits and vegetables will also help. Whilst vitamins should never replace a healthy diet. they can be a great way to support it.
Probiotics may help give your immune system a boost. We sprinkle a Probiotic Immune Kids powder on cereal or mix into a glass of milk.
Check with your Pharmacist about what could work for your family.
Encourage kids to wash their hands with soap and water before eating and after using the bathroom. Not sure how long for? Singing Happy Birthday twice through is the perfect length! Hand sanitiser is great for when washing hands isn’t possible.
You can attach a small bottle to our kid’s school bag so they can use it before recess and lunch.
Children can be prone to asthma attacks in winter so if you have a child who suffers from asthma, be sure to check their Asthma Action Plan.
How do you recover quickly from a cold or the flu?
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Annual flu vaccination is the best defense to help you fight the flu.
Ensure you eat well, drink lots of fluids, and get plenty of sleep.
Boost Your Immune
Speak to a Wizard Pharmacist or Naturopath about what supplements can help you.
Practice Good Hygiene
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when sneezing.
Help reduce fever, headaches and body aches by using pain relief such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol as directed by your Pharmacist
Using a nasal spray may provide relief from a stuffy or blocked nose,
Chesty Cough Liquids.
A constant cough can stop you in your tracks. A chesty cough liquid can provide relief from this common cold and Du symptom and reduce phlegm build-up.
Sore Throat Lozenges
Help soothe your throat with lozenges that ease discomfort and reduce inflammation.
Stay at Home
Help prevent the spread by staying at home and limiting contact with others for 14 days.
Be sure to get plenty of rest. This can help boost your immune system to get you feeling better
Stay well hydrated with water and electrolytes to replenish fluids and help your breathing.
Ease your breathing with a humidifier or vaporiser. Head over to the Shop on this website to see humidifiers.
Please discuss any concerns you may have with your GP or Pharmacists. Stay Safe and Well with a quality product such as Blackmores.
Stay Healthy This Winter – Blow winter worries away!
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In conclusion, this winter we have had to cope with a pandemic and flu season at the same time. With a little bit of extra planning, those contagious viruses will be minimalized with a little extra thought. Stay Safe and well.