The flu is characterized to be an acute respiratory infection transmitted by a highly infectious virus, and is very difficult to prevent it, especially on cold days. But it is not reason for you to worry too much, as this is a very common disease in the first years of the life of any child. So, with great caution and taking care of, the child will be able to quickly recover to return to a life full of studies and games.
what to do if a child has the flu? how to identify it?
There are three types of viral flu (A, B and C): Influenza A and B are the most common as they are products of infections caused by low defenses, usually last 3 days although it can be more complicated and become pneumonia, while the flu C is very rare and is characterized by cause infections without symptoms of any kind.
How to detect the flu in a child?
In its initial stages, the flu is manifested with a dry cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, runny nose and eye irritation.
If your child has fever, headache, muscle aches, generally pains and vomiting, you may need a viral flu treatment.
If your child has fatigue and tiredness and sleepiness, it is very likely that they are entering a viral flu.
How to protect a child from the flu?
If it is difficult to avoid the flu in children due to the fact that it is very contagious, just by air transmission, it is possible to minimize their appearance by following these tips:
Apply vaccine to the child. Due to its effectiveness reduced by up to 70% of the spread of the flu.
Eating rich foods in vitamin C and antioxidants such as orange, pineapple, lemon, pumpkin or yogurt.
Give him a tablespoon of cod liver oil. This oil has properties that stimulate the production of antibodies.
How to relieve the symptoms of the flu in children?
It is very important that the child rest in bed until the symptoms are gone.
Take chicken soup with onion and garlic. These ingredients have properties that allow you to decongest and reduce inflammation of your breading system.
Inhaling eucalyptus steam for 10 minutes, twice a day (especially at night) helps to reduce inflammation and clear your breading system.
Take a spoonful of cough syrup after every meal until the symptoms are gone.