5 Tips for dealing with sniffing-season germs

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The sniffing season is upon us, and there is nothing worse than having to deal with your child’s constant sniffing and wiping …

Sniffing-season germs

A dripping nose is not a concern to take to your family doctor, unless it is accompanied by a fever, but it is not something that can go unnoticed.

“When your child’s nose is running, it is his or her body’s way of getting rid of the virus. However, although you know that this needs to happen, it is hard to endure. There are ways to make this release of germs more tolerable for your child … and for you. Let’s not forget that adults are not immune to having the ‘sniffles’ either,” says Carla Yssel, Linctagon® brand manager.

5 Sniffing-season tips

Yssel provides five tips for the whole family on how to make the sniffing easier to handle:

  1. Inhale – A hot bath or a shower is not only relaxing when you or your child is not feeling well but inhaling the steam around you works wonders for easing congestion. Placing a humidifier in the bedroom can help create extra moisture in the air for you to breathe easier – especially when adding a few drops of eucalyptus or peppermint oil.
  2. Spray-it – The Linctagon® Nasal Spray contains xylitol and saline and can assist the body in locating and flushing out bacteria in the nasal passage. Even children as young as six years old can use the spray and find relief.
  3. Blow – Blowing your nose will help reduce the mucous in your nasal passages. Younger children don’t particularly enjoy blowing their noses, and very few can do it effectively, and therefore would rather wipe. Although, blowing your nose provides instant relief, for younger children who can’t blow their noses, it can be intimidating.
  4. Vaporise – The active ingredients in Linctagon® chest rub can help ease your and your child’s congestion, and can be used on children as young as six months old. Simply rub onto the chest area and let the soothing ingredients such as menthol and eucalyptus oil help you.
  5. Drink-up – When you are not feeling well, keeping hydrated by drinking lots of fluids helps your body fight off bacteria. Warm drinks – like tea – help to ease congestion.

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