Top Tips for Preventing and Managing Infectious Diseases in Kids

Picture this: It's a typical school morning and your child is getting ready for the day. Amid the usual hustle, you notice they seem a bit sluggish and have a slight cough. Your immediate response is likely to wonder: is it just a cold, or something more severe? Is it contagious? Where did they pick it up?

Such situations underscore the critical role parents play in monitoring and managing their children's health. From spotting the first signs of illness to taking preventive measures, it’s a parent’s responsibility to shield their children from infectious diseases, starting from their earliest years.

Top Tips for Preventing and Managing Infectious Diseases in Kids

Understanding the complexities of children's health can at times be overwhelming, particularly for new parents. The landscape of paediatrics is vast and varied, covering everything from deciphering symptoms to making informed decisions about treatments. Rest assured, however, that it’s entirely possible to safeguard your child’s health effectively with the right information and proactive measures. Below are some key practical, evidence-based advice to help you navigate this crucial aspect of child- rearing.

Tips to Help Kids When They Are Sick

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With everyone stuck indoors more due to cold weather, sickness is bound to go around. Recently I was introduced to a new way to help little ones when they are sick specifically kids that don't like to take medicine. So today, I am sharing how I have helped my children get through their illnesses.

Special Things to Do for Your Children When They Are Sick

It is a horrible time when our children are unwell, but as they spend so much time outside and with other kids at school, they end up being around a lot of bugs and eventually pick things up. It is inevitable and as awful as it is to see them get sick, they will recover, and it is the parent's job to help them get through it as painlessly and as comfortably as possible. There are a few things you can do to help them get through being unwell.

Special Things to Do for Your Children When They Sick

One of the first things is to get them comfortable, the prime place is for them to be in their bed or to make up a bed on the sofa for the day so you can keep an eye on them, and they are all snuggled up. Depending on if they have a fever or not you can get them a hot water bottle. Keep the windows open so they have fresh air.

Natural Tips to Avoid Cold & Flu Virus

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We just got back from a cruise, right before cold and flu season. Being around all of those germs, makes me hyper-aware of getting sick. I do not consider myself a germ-a-phobe. I just have lowered immune system than some because I stay at home. So I did some research on how to prepare yourself and here are a few tips I have found to try and avoid getting sick during flu season.

10 Powerful Natural Antibiotics to Treat Infection

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Modern antibiotics have become the go-to option for every human being. Prescribed antibiotics and sometimes even over-the-counter antibiotics has been used by people to try to cure everything starting from common cold to sexually transmitted infections (after a visit to an std test clinic), but sometimes these causes more damage than benefit. Studies have proved that, while antibiotics fasten your recovery and benefits you, taking it too much or without medical prescription can lead to gastrointestinal issues, allergies and a weak immunity system.

Nature is power packed with innumerable antibiotics that can be equally efficient and with less side-effects. Before modern research equipped the medical field with the development of antibiotics, people have survived with natural resources.

With every pharmaceutical company eyeing only at a profit, it is time to go back to nature and use natural antibiotics. The biggest advantage of going natural is that it comes without any side-effects that could become a bigger problem than the actual illness.

Here are the 10 most powerful natural antibiotics

While the list is long and exhausting, below are 10 most powerful natural antibiotics that can resist various pathogens that attack the human body. These need not be used as a treatment but as part of your daily lifestyle and diet.

How to Handle the Holidays When Sick Gets Real

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

What do you do when sick gets real in your house? It can be especially hard during the holidays because no one has time for that. But cold and flu season has started. There are so many activities to attend and so many people that you see only once a year which means you are inevitably exposed to new germs. Here are my tips to try to keep the germs at bay and then what to do if sick gets real.

My daughter's birthday is December 9th. At my daughter's school they have what's called "Rock Days" where they rent a bounce house and have other fun activities for students who have been good all semester. And last year it fell on her birthday. She was so excited, but ended up having to miss it because of illness. I felt SO BAD for her.

So what can you do to take care of yourself and try to avoid getting sick:

Things to Purge During Spring Cleaning

Spring is finally in the air which makes it the perfect time for spring cleaning! Your list may already include dusting or re-decorating, but have you given thought to what you would be purging? There are so many things we have cluttering up our homes that actually have expiration dates. Many that I didn't know about. Make sure to check out my Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks, too.

Things to Purge During Spring Cleaning + #SickJustGot Real Giveaway

Naturally Relieve Earache Pain with ClearPop

As a parent, you want your kiddo to feel better when they are sick. I have shared my post about natural ways to reduce teething pain and I have shared our sick kid essentials. As parents, we hate to see our little ones in any kind of discomfort and I have recently came across a natural way to relieve earache pain that could be a life saver for parents.

So what is ClearPop Rapid Earache Relief and why is it a great choice for earache relief?

Surviving Cold & Flu Season with Pfizer Pediatric + Giveaway

It's that time of year. That sniffling, sneezing, fever, coughing, germs everywhere because the kids are stuck inside due to the chilly weather time of year. I ran a fever a few weekends back and then my husband came down with strep throat and then I was diagnosed with a sinus infection. The kids never ran fevers, but poor SweetPea did have a cough that she finally kicked. It seems like every day someone shares a status update of themselves or child being sick. Yuck! Here is a list of tips to deal with those Sick just got real.™ moments.

Easiest Way to Go to the Doctor

This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and Amwell. All opinions are my own.

For some reason I have been sick more times in the past year. I think it's because my daughter was in school and so more germs are being spread around. Sick days just take on a whole new meaning when you're a mom. I still had to take care of the day to day around the house while my husband was at work. I didn't have time to go to the doctor! But what if you could go see a doctor from the comfort of your own home? Amwell let's you do just that!

American Well is the nation’s largest telehealth company, connecting users with board-certified, licensed doctors, dieticians and psychologists for immediate and live, online visits—day or night, on either mobile or desktop. You can see a doctor anytime at the touch of your finger tips. Doctors on Amwell are board certified, with an average of 15 years in practice. They are available 24/7, with no appointment needed. Have a question to ask a doctor? Get the care you need quickly - typical issues include:

Our Sick Kid Essentials

My little man isn't feeling well today. And it got me thinking about all the very useful things that I keep on hand in case one of my kids get sick. Since my son is two and my daughter is five, I keep a wide variety of products on hand, just in case. Because you never know and you never want to be caught off guard.

These are products that I have used time and time again because they work. This list is more than fluids and lots of rest. Because when sick gets real, you don't want to be left off guard. Feel free to share your thoughts on the products you use as well.