Parenting Smarts: What's Your Cold an...

Parenting Smarts: What's Your Cold and Flu IQ?

There are 2 comments on the WebMD story from Dec 29, 2011, titled Parenting Smarts: What's Your Cold and Flu IQ?. In it, WebMD reports that:

Chances are your child will develop between eight and 12 colds every year during childhood, says Harley A. Rotbart, MD, pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children's Hospital Colorado and author of Germ Proof Your Kids: The Complete Guide to Protecting Your Family From Infections ."That's because there are lots of [cold] viruses out there, ... (more)

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Lakeland, FL

#1 Dec 30, 2011
Once your child is at school age respiratory infections will happen because of the close contact with other children. Plenty of rest, a healthy diet and vitamins will help their immune system, so that the infection will not be as severe. Teach your child good hygiene habits.

Since: Sep 12

Chennai, India

#3 Oct 2, 2012
Nice article to known about the difference between flu and common cold.
I thing a common cold is a virus infectious disease which affect entirely nose region. And symptoms are running nose, cough etc.
But flu symptoms are also similar to cold symptoms; itís often hard one to tell the difference. There is one exact clue to find flu from cold symptoms. When you have the flu, you feel flu symptoms sooner than you would cold symptoms, and they come on with much greater intensity.

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