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Every year at this time of the year, I joke that my kids are returning to their familiar germ factory. That’s not to imply that their schools are unclean, just that they would always seem to come home with some sort of cold or with a note from the school nurse to let us know that pinkeye was going around. I’ve been fairly fortunate the past couple of years with both Sweet B and V.. and Squeaker will be staying home with me for quite some time. Still, sometimes it’s necessary to have a doctor’s visit and now I can have the convenience of that with Doctor on Demand. Thanks to Doctor on Demand, I can make sure that my kiddos stay healthy at school.
School is a great place to pick up lots of things, mostly positive – including an education and friends. However, it’s also a great place to pick up germs and bad habits. It’s always a struggle staying healthy to avoid lots of missed school days which can affect your education. Your child needs to remain healthy. So before you start another school year filled with missed days due to illness, check out these tips for staying healthy at school.
Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy This School Year
* Be up to date on your child’s vaccinations.
* Teach your child good hand washing techniques.
* Show your child that he (or she) should sneeze into his elbow/upper arm rather than his hand. This way he won’t spread his germs as easily.
* Teach your child to keep his hands away from his face and eyes, especially after touching surfaces.
* Don’t let your child share towels, blankets, or pillows – especially if you know someone has been sick.
* Tell your child not to share hats, scarves, hair brushes, etc. These are things which belong to one person and one person alone. It would be like sharing your underwear or toothbrush – gross.
* Tell your child to avoid classmates who are exhibiting any signs of being ill, such as coughing and sneezing a lot or complaining of a sore throat. Since many bugs can be passed just by touching, you will want to steer clear of anyone who might be sick or getting sick.
* Make sure your child eats a well-balanced diet. While this isn’t going to prevent you from getting sick, it will help you fight off illness faster which will lead to fewer missed days of school.
* Don’t send your child to school if he is sick with a fever or has thrown up in the last 24 hours. Not only is this to keep other children from getting sick, but your own child needs the rest to recover from his illness faster and hopefully prevent it from developing into anything more severe.
* Make sure your child always eats breakfast. Breakfast boosts your metabolism and gives you energy.
* Your child should also drink lots of water. It’s always important to stay hydrated. If your body is working to compensate for what you’re not giving it, then you’re going to make yourself more susceptible to illness.
* It’s good to take a daily multi-vitamin to help boost his metabolism.
* Staying active and getting plenty of exercise will help to keep your child healthy.
If your child does come into contact with some sort of illness, don’t worry! A doctor’s visit is easy to access with Doctor on Demand.
Why use Doctor on Demand?
- You can access the app on Apple or Android and it’s free
- You can also use your desktop computer or laptop
- Signing up for an account is also free
- There are usually special promo codes that make your first visit free
- Each visit after that is only $40
Registering with Doctor on Demand could not be simpler.
It takes mere minutes to set up your account and choose which type of appointment you’ll have.
For our first visit, we chose a pediatrician and she was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.
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How would you utilize Doctor on Demand to help keep your kids stay healthy at school?