Friday, October 23, 2009

Cold and Flu Season

Has flu season hit your area yet? In our county, we have had 4 deaths due to "swine flu": H1N1. Two of the deaths were high school students. The flu is a serious concern this year. Most people who have died have not died from H1N1. They have died from secondary infections. How do we keep our kids safe? Of course there are the obvious ways to avoid germs: good hand washing; hand sanitizers; coughing into their sleeves. But is that enough? My kids are in school most of the day. I can't control what they do when they are away from me. Giving them extra vitamins is a good start. Keeping them warm and toasty also helps. There are homeopathic medicines used to treat many conditions, such as allergies, flu-like symptoms, cough and cold, pre-menstrual syndrome, arthritic pain, etc. Boirion, a world leader in homeopathy, has several products for children.
New to help parents are Children’s Oscillococcinum to nip flu-like symptoms in the bud and Children’s Coldcalm Pellets, a multi-symptom cold reliever. Along with Children’s Chestal for all types of coughs, these homeopathic medicines work safely and naturally without causing side effects and they won’t interact with other medications.

I haven't tried these yet (but thanks to the One2One Network, I will be getting a sample) . If you are interested, you can pick up a coupon here.

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