CIMA Medical Center in Miami Springs shares some of their health expertise with some health tips for protecting your children from illnesses this school year.
How often do your kids wake up in the middle of the night with a fever, congestion in their chest, or a runny nose?
Be proactive and educate yourself on some fundamentals to stop it this school year before it happens.
The following tips can help students avoid getting cold and flu infections in the classroom:
- Teach children to wash their hands, properly and often.
Germs rely on hand-to-face transmission, so hand-washing is critical.
- Teach children to “cover their cough”. Coughing is a very efficient method of spreading germs to a wide array of other children and environmental surfaces. If they cough and use their hands to cover their mouth and nose, a quick trip to the sink for soap and water hand-washing before touching other children or objects will help foil the germ army advance.
- Consult your doctor and vaccinate your child against the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends children of ages six months and older be vaccinated yearly against influenza (the flu).
- Make sure your child has all recommended school supplies to minimize borrowing from the classmate with the sniffles across the aisle.
- Check with your child’s school to ensure desks and other frequently touched surfaces are routinely disinfected.
Take care of you and your family’s health with a regular checkup, call CIMA Medical Center in Miami Springs at (𝟯𝟬𝟱) 𝟴𝟴𝟱-𝟬𝟱𝟭𝟱 to schedule an appointment or stop by 175 Westward Drive.
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📍 175 Westward Dr, Miami Springs, FL 33166