Achoo! Seven Tips To Battle the Common Cold

My daughter has only been back at pre-school for a few days and already she’s coming down with a cold.  As I got my darling little four-year old dressed this morning she let out a coughing fit that sounded like she was a trucker who had been up all night hauling freight and smoking a pack of menthol cigarettes!  Another tell-tale sign that she was coming down with something was the little red-patch under her nose from where she had wiped with tissues throughout the night.

THM_SickGirl_SickThe common cold is arguably the most common illness in humans.  According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is one of the most common causes of school absenteeism with up to 22 million school days lost each year in the U.S.

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How To Survive A Kid Sickday

My son is home sick from school today with a mild fever and with a nose that has snot dripping freely like a soda from a dispenser that it’s upsetting his stomach (and mine too, ick!).  I’m not feeling 100% myself either, but nowhere like the flu I had last month.  It’s more jet lag, having just traveled to and from LA in a 48-hour span for work this past weekend.

sicksonMy poor little guy, sleeping next to mommy as she types away!

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Tis The Season, To Be Illin…..

It’s that time of year again – cold and flu season.  For the past two weeks, yes TWO WEEKS folks, I’ve been battling with the flu.  I’ve had bronchitis and walking pneumonia before, but I had no idea what I was in store for with my first-ever battle with influenza.  It even involved a trip to the ER for fever, dehydration & severe back spasms. While I got some good pain-killers for the spasms, sadly the doctor told me there wasn’t much he could give me to cure my ills.  He advised me to hunker down, stay hydrated, sleep and stay away from others, especially my kidlets as much as possible.

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