Make it a healthy holiday

Make it a healthy holiday

Q. How do I keep my preschooler healthy during the holidays?

A. For preschoolers and little ones new to sharing germs, staying healthy through cold and flu season can be a challenge. Getting exposed to viruses can lead to colds, ear infections, and more seriously influenza. Many of the viruses kids will encounter this season, such as influenza (flu), rhinovirus, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are spread through droplets or contact. This means the things they touch and the people closest to them can spread germs to your kiddos. Help children stay healthy by reminding them to 1. Keep their hands washed and away from the face. 2. Cough and sneeze into their elbow. 3. Snack on whole fruits and vegetables. Most importantly, talk to your child’s pediatrician about getting the flu vaccine. Have a healthy holiday season!

Dr. Angela Moemeka\ Pediatrician \ Mark9 Pediatrics \ www.mark9pediatrics.com

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