Boosting Your Child’s Immunity to Prevent Cough
Children are at risk of exposure to infection transmission when they are at school, here is a few things you can do and teach your kids about good cough prevention.1
Tips for boosting your child immunity to prevent cough
Give them a healthy diet
A diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. A healthy diet also has dairy or another source of calcium, and healthy fats, like vegetable oils.2
Make sure they are up to date on important vaccines
Immunizations protect us from all sorts of illnesses. Check with your doctor to see if your child is up to date on immunizations.2
Exercise and play as a family
Exercise keeps us healthy and less likely to get sick. Children should really be active for an hour a day. Active, doesn't have to mean playing a sport or going to the gym; it could be playing at the playground or going for a walk.2
Walnuts are an excellent source of several vitamins and minerals, including: Copper and Vitamin B6.
Copper found in fresh walnuts helps maintain bone, nerve, and immune system function. Vitamin B6, on the other hand, strengthens your immune system and support nerve health.3
Don’t forget the simple precautions
Everyone in the family can take simple precautions to help stay healthy. Wash your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow. Stay away from sick people to the extent that you can. Masks can help, too, especially in crowded indoor spaces.2
Know more about Cough
1. Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. Infection control advice for schools and other childcare settings. Available at: https://www.dudley.gov.uk/residents/learning-and-school/infection-control-advice-for-schoolsand-other-childcare-settings/ .Last accessed: 24/2/2022.
2. Harvard Health publishing- Harvard Medical School. Boosting your child’s immune system. Available at: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/boosting-your-childs-immune-system-202110122614 .Last accessed:24/2/2022.
3.Histogen Co. 5 powerful nuts to boost your immune system. Available at: https://histogene.co/5-powerfulnuts-to-boost-your-immune-system/ . Last accessed: 28/3/2022.
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