How to Treat Back to School Illnesses + Video
Cough. Sneeze. Wipe. “MOM!”
Once a nurse, always a nurse. While I may have given up my days of 12-hour shifts at the hospital, I’m often laugh with my husband about how often I use my “nurse skillz” (yes, emphasis on the z) since becoming a mom. With back-to-school now underway for two kids in my house, I know that Mom (aka nurse!) is going to be on high alert for this cold and flu season. I’m grabbing my stethoscope, humidifier, tower of tissues, over-the-counter medicines and these tips for How to Treat Back to School Illnesses for parents. Check out the fun video below (with yours truly in it) for really helpful tips on treating those back-to-school germs too. Because let’s face it, we parents all have to pull out our “nurse skillz” when our kids get sick!
Where’s the Sick Kids Manual?
There are days when I definitely wish I had a manual for parenting. When my kids are sick – it’s the end of the world wrapped in the ultimate toddler meltdown. It’s messy, exhausting and sometimes downright frustrating. But while there may not be a manual when your kids come home with a back to school germs, there’s certainly a fun video! I’m really excited to share with you this quick video with 5 tips to treat back to school illnesses, featuring my blogging friends and me! Inside you’ll gain lots of great tips for common back to school illnesses and their treatments such as:
- Before they wake you at 3am with a fever, we’ve got you covered with a quick reminder on how to treat a fever and be confident you are safely dosing your child.
- Is that runny nose from allergies or a cold? It can be challenging to tell the difference. Learn how to help distinguish between colds and allergies and get important reminders on age restrictions before administering allergy medicines or cough and cold medicines to young kids.
- Be confident you are making smart, informed choices before treating your child’s symptoms and learn why reading the Drug Facts label is a critical step before offering an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine to your kids.
- The importance of other factors, such as good eating habits, exercise and sleep tips.
For more tips on how to treat your family with care all year long, log onto KnowYourOTCs.org.
What’s your best tip to treat back to school illnesses?
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