When your child is struck by cold symptoms, determining whether they do just have the common cold can be challenging. Here’s how to spot the common in young children.
Cold symptoms in children commonly include some or all of the following 1:
- A runny nose
- Sore throat
- Swollen lymph glands
- Fever, though not always, and usually lower than for the flu
- Reduced appetite
- Nausea and vomiting (though not always)
While more prevalent in the colder months, colds can strike at any time. As a parent, you naturally want to do the best you can to relieve your child’s cold and flu symptoms if they strike, so why not keep an arsenal on hand to fight back in case they do?
Vitamin C may help to reduce the duration and severity of colds. For children, Cenovis Kids Vita Tingles Vitamin C + Fruit & Veggies taste good and are chewable, which means kids will be happy to take them and parents will be pleased that they have no artificial colours or flavours. If taken regularly, vitamin C can also support immunity, and a further additional benefit is that it may help in the formation of healthy bones and teeth, which is so important in growing bodies.
If your child does succumb to a cold and suffers a sore throat, kids aged six and up can soothe sore throat pain by taking Betadine Sore Throat Lozenges, which provide temporary but fast relief.
It’s important for mums and dads to stay well, too, and recover quickly if they do fall ill. If taken regularly Cenovis Sugarless C 500mg can reduce the duration and severity of colds and it can also support the body’s immunity.
Mums and dads can also regularly take Nature’s Own Garlic plus C, Horseradish, Fenugreek and Marshmallow to help reduce the severity and duration of cold symptoms that they might develop. The garlic in particular has antimicrobial properties.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
2) Better Health: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/flu-influenza