What should parents do if their child shows the early signs of a cold?

 Autumnal colds can cause significant exhaustion in sick children and their caregivers, causing chaos in the family’s schedule. The most prevalent and bothersome symptoms that lower a sick person’s quality of life are coughing, runny noses, sneezing, and fever. How can children’s cold symptoms be relieved?

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Autumn cold

Autumn is associated with changing weather, lower temperatures, wind, rain, and less sunlight, as well as for many people, diseases. Children are much more likely than adults to contract an infection. All as a result of their underdeveloped immune system. Most parents are familiar with the typical autumn cold, which is characterized by viral inflammation of the nose and throat mucous membranes.

 

Weakness is the disease’s first symptom. The kid might be tired and grumpy, complaining, and less hungry. Sore throat, runny nose, and fever are some of the most typical signs of the common cold.

 

How to deal with the symptoms of a cold?

We are all aware of how annoying a child’s fever or runny nose can be. Therefore, you need to move quickly. It is worth thinking about using paracetamol, vitamin C, and a nasal decongestant in cases of fever and chills, headache, muscle and joint pain, sore throat, blocked nose and sinuses, as well as runny nose.

 

How to strengthen immunity and protect against further infections?

 

First and foremost, it’s important to acknowledge that children have lower immune systems than adults, which makes them more susceptible to illness. We can, however, strengthen our resilience. How? Here are a few advices.

 

  • Take care of your hand hygiene.
  • Try to limit your child’s contact with sick people.
  • Ventilate the rooms and humidify the air. 
  • Take care of physical activity. Walk often (during a cold, as long as there is no fever and the child is feeling well, you can also go out into the fresh air).
  • Eat properly. In autumn and winter, your menu should include warming dishes, such as porridge, kasotto, millet, and soups. 
  • Take care of rest and proper sleep hygiene. 

 

 

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