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Let’s be honest, with so many children around yours, there’s
bound to be some kind of risk of illness being spread at school. Here
are some steps you can take to help your children avoid getting sick and
Get proper amounts of sleep – The less your child sleeps, the weaker their immune system. Sleep can also
improve their focus.
Avoid sharing drinks and food – If your child shares food or drinks, it increases the risk of spreading
Cover your cough – When a child coughs, or sneezes, they should cover their mouth. This prevents
germs from becoming airborne.
Wash your hands – One of the most important ways to avoid getting sick is to wash your hands
or use hand sanitizer. This can get rid of germs on the hands, limiting
the spreading of illnesses.
There are various other ways to help your child stay healthy throughout
the school year, including a healthy diet, exercise, and keeping their
hands away from their mouths. If your child does get sick, you want to
have the best care to provide the treatment they need. Our family medicine
physicians can help make sure your child stays as healthy as possible!
Saint Francis Healthcare has been around since 1924, providing patients
with services and care of the highest quality. We are here when you need
us most, always serving as a compassionate and transforming healing presence.
If your child is sick, contact the physicians in Family Medicine
at Saint Francis Healthcare.