Cold and Flu Prevention Starts at Home

It’s going to be a cold winter, and that means more sniffles and coughs. Keeping you and your family free from colds and flu this winter is like jumping through hoops. You may be able to monitor what your kids are doing at home, but it is impossible to keep an eye on them at school. Germs spread quickly, especially in the classroom, but there are things you can do to prevent cold and flu.

Dr. Mike Morris from the Powell Pediatrics Teen and Child Clinic recommends that you initiate the following into your home routine.

  • Everyone cover up when coughing and sneezing
  • Get your flu shots
  • Avoid touching mouth, nose, eyes, and face
  • Wash your hands as often as you can
  • Separate the ill family member from the rest of the household
  • Keep your house clean
  • Disinfect often to keep germs at bay

Cold and flu prevention really does start at home and along with regular checkups with your pediatric teen doctor in Powell can help keep your kids stay healthy this winter.