Schools are germ magnets. Children can easily pass on viruses to their classmates, who come home sick (and pretty soon the whole family is down with the flu, too!). In fact, surveys show that kids have an average of about six colds a year. While colds aren't life-threatening, each day that your child stays home from school makes it more difficult for him to catch up on … [Read more...] about How to reduce your child’s sick days
You can be more susceptible to coughs and colds during pregnancy. Your fluctuating hormones (and the general strain that growing a little baby can put on your body's systems and organs) can really wreak havoc on your immune system. Your mucus membranes also become swollen during pregnancy, so it takes longer for you to recover from a respiratory infection. Unfortunately you … [Read more...] about How to deal with coughs and colds during pregnancy
Millions of people are plagued by what seems like the symptoms of a never ending cold: running nose, sneezing, itchy eyes and fatigue or sleepiness. However, real colds eventually run their course. The real culprit is an allergy. You can never really cure an allergy, only manage it. The good news is that once you understand your allergy triggers, and the right way to handle … [Read more...] about Understand your allergies!
There's no 'magic pill' that can cure the common cold. That's because the symptoms we associate with this—cough, cold, fever, chills—can be triggered by thousands of viruses, which can mutate and resist any medication. However, there are ways to relieve the most uncomfortable symptoms or boost your immune system so your body beats the virus faster. Best of all, these methods … [Read more...] about 12 Natural Cold Remedies
Studies show that young children will catch a cold as many as 8 times a year. Their under-developed immune systems make them more susceptible to viruses. Babies and toddlers are also more likely to put things in their mouths or rub their eyes (one of the fastest ways for viruses to spread), and daycare and pre-school are notorious hotbeds for disease. One kid gets sick, and … [Read more...] about 7 Facts About Childhood Colds