A couple of days back at school for our youngest the other week and he had a cold. A cold he has then lovingly passed around our entire family – we haven’t missed those over the last year that’s for sure.
Children are the group who catch colds most often – 7 to 10 colds per year compared to 2-5 in adults, but with cold rates now about a quarter of the five year average there is a distinct possibility that the hotly anticipated return to school could prompt a spike in cases of cold and flu amongst school age children.
We now have three out of the four children back at school and this certainly seems to be the case. Lots of parents are saying their children have colds, after not having one for a really long time.
So called “super-spreaders”, children are also amplifiers of cold and flu, because children have a tendency to touch everything in sight, plus close contact between parents and caregivers, cold and flu germs then spread easily.
How can we tackle them?
ColdZyme® Mouth Spray is an easy-to-use oral spray for common colds that forms a protective active enzyme barrier on the mucous membrane in your throat. The barrier acts osmotically on the cold virus particles, trapping them and preventing them from binding with human cells, helping the body to remove them naturally. ColdZyme Mouth spray targets the cause of a cold, the cold virus, and not just the symptoms. Clinically documented to reduce the viral load in the throat by 99%.
We’ve been using this over the last week and I can honestly say it’s worked wonders. After two days on using the spray my cold had gone. With the younger children, their symptoms had eased after a day, and one had cleared by the third day of the spray.
Have your children brought home a cold since returning to school?