Precautions for children in winter

Precautions for children in winter

Remember H1N1, the “swine” flu strain that commanded so much attention and concern last fall?  While it doesn’t seem to be on tour this year, seasonal colds, flu and other respiratory illnesses are unwelcome interruptions to school life. Followings are some advice to students to protect their good health.

  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick. Don’t share food and drinks with others; don’t use personal items of others who are sick.
  •  Cover coughs and sneezes.  Help keep germs from circulating. Cover your nose with a tissue when sneezing and dispose of the tissues properly. When coughing, cover your mouth with your arm, not your hand.
  •   Wash your hands periodically with soap and water for 20 seconds.  You can also use hand sanitizer when you’re not near a sink and soap.  Keyboards in common computing areas, Classroom door, School Bus door, Seats are one way germs can be transmitted from one person to another. Use a hand sanitizer before and after using a shared keyboard.
  •  Avoid touching your face.  Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
  •  Practice good health habits.  Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, drink plenty of fluids, manage your stress and eat nutritious foods.
  • Eat Heavy Breakfast
  • Get a flu vaccination

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