Keeping Your Kids Healthy as School and Daycare Resume

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Riin Rehemaa
Social Media & Community Manager

As the school and daycare season begins anew, parents often find themselves bracing for the inevitable onslaught of childhood illnesses. It’s a common scenario: kids return to their learning and social environments, and before you know it, they’re sniffling, coughing, and coming down with various ailments. But fear not!

There are plenty of steps you can take to help prevent illness and manage it when it does strike. And we’re here to help you every step of the way! With Salu, your family’s health is just a message away, 7 days a week, even on holidays and weekends, and typically with a response time of just 30 minutes.

Now, let’s explore the practical steps you can take to ensure your family’s well-being.

Preventive measures

Boost their immune system: A strong immune system is your child’s first line of defense against infections. Ensure everyone gets enough sleep, eats a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and encourages regular physical activity. Consider giving them immunity-boosting foods like yogurt, citrus fruits, and almonds.

Hand hygiene matters: Teach your loved ones the importance of washing their hands frequently, especially before meals and after using the restroom. Proper handwashing can significantly reduce the spread of germs.

Stay up-to-date on vaccinations: Vaccines are a crucial tool in preventing many childhood illnesses. Check with your healthcare provider to ensure your family’s vaccinations are up-to-date.

Proper respiratory etiquette: Teach your children to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or their elbow when coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of germs.

Lice prevention: In the close-knit environments of schools and daycare centers, the spread of lice can be a common concern. To prevent infestations, make it a routine to check your child’s hair for lice or nits (lice eggs), educate your child about not sharing personal items that come into contact with their hair, consider using lice-repelling products, tie long hair back, and regularly launder bedding and stuffed animals.

It’s crucial for parents to be proactive in teaching their kids good hygiene and to stay vigilant in monitoring symptoms. Remember, a little prevention goes a long way in keeping your family healthy!

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Jekaterina Morina
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Actions when your child is already sick

Monitor symptoms: Keep a close eye on your family’s health. If anyone exhibits any signs of illness, such as fever, cough, or a runny nose, consider keeping them home to prevent the spread of illness to others.

Hydration and nutrition: Ensure your children stay well-hydrated and continue to eat balanced meals even when feeling under the weather. Proper nutrition can aid in their recovery.

Seek Medical Advice: If any family member’s symptoms persist or worsen, don’t hesitate to seek medical advice. With Salu, you can conveniently consult a doctor 7 days a week. Our rapid response time of 30 minutes ensures you can get help quickly when needed.

Medication Management: If prescribed medication, make sure everyone takes it as directed. Follow your doctor’s recommendations for dosing and duration.

Rest and Comfort: Adequate rest is vital for recovery. Create a comfortable and quiet space for your family members to rest and recuperate.

While it’s nearly impossible to shield your family from all illnesses, these preventive measures can go a long way in keeping them healthy as they return to school and daycare.

Remember, when illness strikes, Salu is there to provide you with swift medical advice and assistance. With doctors available 7 days a week, including holidays and weekends, and a remarkable response time of 30 minutes, you can have peace of mind knowing that help is just a message away.

And the best part is, all Salu packages automatically include your whole family because family health matters the most.

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