Strenuous days and difficult nights: a cold or the flu not easy! And what can more unpleasant than feeling helpless when our children must live trough these illnesses and their associated symptoms. Fever, cough, body aches, lack of drive, fatigue, these symptoms are some of the warning signs of a cold or flu.
What is the common cold and what are the symptoms?
The cold is a mild infection of the nose and throat. It is caused by viruses, which are declined in more than 200 different versions. Once infected with the virus, the tissues lining the inside of the mouth, throat or nose swell. Sneezing, sore throat, runny nose and nasal congestion are the typical symptoms of colds. The virus spreads through the droplets of nasal or oral secretions released into the air by infected people and the virus particles can survive for several hours on objects. Children who attend daycare or school are in constant contact with other children who may be affected by the virus and are therefore more vulnerable.
Preschoolers experience an average of five to seven infection per year, compared to two to three for adults. The incubation of the virus lasts one to four days. Infected persons, however, are contagious before the onset of symptoms and remain so for about six days. The immune system usually gets rid of the cold virus in seven days.
The flu, also known as influenza, is a respiratory infection caused by a virus. It normally occurs between November and April. Contagious like the cold, it can affect up to 25% of the population each year. Some of the symptoms, such as:
– Cough sore
Are the same as those of colds. The flu, however, is accompanied by:
– Muscle aches
– Significant fatigue
– Sore throat
Relieving these symptoms helps with recovery. Most people get better in one or two weeks. Some people at risk of complications may develop otitis, pneumonia or bronchitis.
What natural solutions to relieve coughs, colds and flu in children?
Homeocan offers several homeopathic and natural remedies specially designed for little ones. In addition, with Health Canada’s recent concerns, there is a growing demand for natural cough and cold health products for children under 10 years of age.
To relieve your little ones, day or night, discover the Homeopathic Syrups* Children 0-9. A true natural alternative to conventional syrups. All are gluten free, no added sugars and no unwanted side effects. They all have a pleasant taste that avoids the usual grimaces on the face of the little darlings.
As the name suggests, Kids 0-9 Day Syrup is a homeopathic syrup that helps relieve the symptoms of coughs, colds and the flu during the day, including: dry and painful cough, mucus buildup, congestion, body aches and fever.
The Kids 0-9 Night Syrup formula, also designed to relieve the common symptoms of coughs, colds and the flu, has additional ingredients to help children get a good night’s sleep, but without causing drowsiness.
They are all available in 100 ML ($ 8.51) or 250 ML ($ 14.60).
A third syrup is added to our family of natural solutions to relieve the symptom associated with these ugly viruses: Kids 0-9 Cough & Cold Herbal Syrup.
This herbal syrup, with ivy leaf extracts, is effective as a natural solution to fight the symptoms of coughs and colds that our children encounter with the return of the dreaded cold and flu season.
Since antiquity, ivy has been known to treat bronchitis or colds. It is a natural expectorant that helps soothe coughs, clear the airways and treat inflammation. We tell you more about it here in this article!
Only available in 100 ML ($ 8.51)
*based on traditional homeopathic references and not on modern scientific evidence.
And what natural solutions for the whole family?
Dear parents, to help you on the path to health, Homeocan’s Real Relief Cough and Cold Syrup is an excellent choice, again with formulas for day and night.
In addition, the Throat Ease Syrup is ideal to relieve symptoms such as burning pains, inflammation, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness and throat irritation. With no sugar or gluten, this homeopathic syrup has a pleasant taste can soothe and relieve sore throats for the whole family.
Maybe you have heard of the best selling Homeocan products: Homeocoksinum.
The Night formula of Homeocoksinum contains active medicinal ingredients like chamomile, which helps promote a better sleep cycle but does not cause drowsiness.
Homeocoksinum is the number 1 flu-buster and is formulated for the whole family. A safe and natural tool to reduce the symptoms of colds and flu and in a gentle and effective way, symptoms such as:
– Body aches
Finally, maintain a healthy lifestyle for the whole family! Keeping our immune systems healthy will be the best way to prevent colds, coughs and other germs. These basic steps are essential for the health and well-being of your family.
Here are our 2 essential tips
Opt for a healthy and balanced diet
All of us need vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are necessary to achieve good health and well-being. It is about limiting the consumption of foods and drinks that are too rich in calories, lipids, sugar or salt. Of course we can never stop repeating that drinking enough water during the day is essential, it must be a real life habit.
Encourage a restful and restful sleep
We all know that we need to sleep enough to be well prepared to fight off cold and flu infections. Children need at least 10 hours of sleep and adults need at least 6 hours. So before going to bed, avoid the blue glow of the screens and opt for a moment of relaxation with the diffusion of Essential Oils.
Try the Eucalyptus Radiata Pure Essential Oil: a precious decongestant and key ally against colds, flu and other viral infections. It opens up the nasal cavities and makes breathing easier.
You can alternate with the Lavender Pure Essential Oil as it helps and promotes a healthy sleeping cycle.
How to diffuse them? With the new Essencia Diffusers which will enhance the harmony and well-being of the body and mind of the whole family, by diffusing the powerful and natural scents of our Essential Oils.