Did you know that the average school-age child contracts four or more colds per year, with each cold potentially lasting from 5 to 14 days?
In our household – if one person gets sick the chances are pretty likely that it will eventually make the rounds hitting all of us. It’s like a domino effect – one kidlet gets sick, gets better and then the other one gets it, gets better and it moves on to us parents. Once one of us gets sick it’s literally weeks before the “sickies” are out of our home. That means lots of missed school, activities, work and fun for the whole lot of us.
With the respiratory virus Enterovirus D68 wreaking havoc and the start of cold and flu season just around the corner it is important now more than ever to reinforce good hygiene and germ prevention to our kids.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the impact of Enterovirus D68 is having across the country. Babies and young children up to about 13 are at the greatest risk of contracting the illness, and it is especially dangerous for those who have a history of asthma.