Dr. Dangvu offers tips to help protect tiny hands against dryness without compromising thorough hand washing that’s so critical during the pandemic.
When kids and adults alike come into contact with germs, they can become infected just by touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Washing your hands is one of the best ways to stop germs from spreading. Don’t underestimate the power of hand-washing, says Dr. Reshmi Basu, a CHOC pediatrician. “Besides getting an influenza vaccine, washing […]
When the temperatures drop, the wind swells and the house’s heater gets cranked up each winter, dry and cracked hands are an unfortunate and common side effect in children and adults alike. “The cold air is more drying and wind is also more drying. And then add forced-air heating, and that will dry skin out […]
Though old-fashioned hand-washing is the best way to keep hands clean and combat germs, gel hand sanitizers are a good alternative when soap and water aren’t readily available, a CHOC Children’s physician says. “They certainly don’t take the place of proper hand-washing,” says Dr. Negar Ashouri, a CHOC infectious disease specialist. “That is still the […]
Kids really suffer from the flu, but the virus affects more than physical health. Staying home sick also affects your child’s learning.
The flu is not the only virus you may want to protect your family from this season. Other bugs such as respiratory synctial virus (RSV), which causes cold-like symptoms, will be making the rounds. RSV is common from fall to spring and can lead to serious illness, especially in infants and older adults. Infants and young […]
Germs are everywhere, especially as we head into the cold and flu season. Learn how you can protect your kids from harmful bugs so they will not get sick.