It's cough and cold season again... So how can your family avoid the common cold?
- Babies and children are designed to get and fight colds
- Simply ensuring your child has a healthy, balanced diet is enough
- Avoid using over the counter cold medicines
- Honey has been proven to help symptoms (but only for over one-year-olds)
Colds. If you’re anything like us, then you won’t go a week without one of the family coughing or snivelling. Then of course, it’ll go around all of you for what feels like an eternity. The whole cycle will start again when another bug comes home from nursery. So is there anything we can do about them?
‘The only way to prevent a cold would be to put yourself in isolation on another planet.’
That will be a resounding ‘no’ then. Professor Steve Turner is the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Officer for Scotland. As a dad himself, he is sympathetic to our request for tips but is refreshingly to the point with his answer.