As my readers know, I was happy to have learned about the all-natural cough remedies by Zarbee’s. I have used the products several times, and recommend it to anyone with a sore throat, cough, allergies or cold. I love that it is dye-free, drug-free, suitable for children and is as safe as it is effective. If you missed my FULL REVIEW of Zarbee’s all natural cough remedies, CLICK HERE.
At a recent luncheon during BlogHer, I was lucky enough to meet new mom, Kristin Davis as well as chat with Dr. Zarbock once again.
She, like many of us moms, felt reassured knowing there is a all-natural way to treat her own allergy related-cough and that she will be armed with a safe and effective product for her child should the need arise. Here are some of her tips for new moms:
- Eat Right: Prepare healthy meals and snacks (like brown rice) when you have a few minutes so you can throw it in the refrigerator and have something healthy on hand when you get the chance to eat.
- Go Natural: Rely on natural products you can trust, especially when you get sick. You can’t be at your best when you feel terrible! I love Zarbee’s because it’s an all natural product that helps with coughs and allergies without making me drowsy
- Make Time for Yourself : It is hectic being a mom so try to carve out some “me” time during the day – even just a minute to breathe and assess what you need so you can be at your best for your baby.In addition to Kristin’s tips, Dr. Zarbock offers his own tips just in time for Back to School. As parents we can use these guidelines to help us make the decision to send our child to school or to keep them home. I appreciate this information as this is the first year both Big B and Lil B will be going to school (sniff!). As a former teacher, I can tell you I wish I had these guidelines to hand out to all of my students on the first day of school. I know it would have prevented a lot of absences as well as controlled the spread of infection.
The Cough Conundrum – Stay Home or Safe to Go Out?
On average, a young child will have 6-10 colds per year and the virus swap is at its peak during the winter season. Below please find tips from Zarbee’s creator, Dr. Zak Zarbock, on when it’s safe for children to go to school and when it’s best for them to stay home and recover.
Keep your child home, avoid contact with others and consider seeing your pediatrician if symptoms include:
- Fever of 101 degrees or higher
- Wheezing or shortness of breath during normal activity
- Cough that disrupts regular activities
- Constant yellow or green drainage from the nose
- Ill appearance or excessive fatigue
Trust your judgment. Your child may continue regular activities unless he or she needs additional rest or is showing early signs of red light symptoms. These symptoms may include:
- Improving fever. Your child can return to a regular routine once he or she has been fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications
- Sporadic cough that minimally interferes with activities
- Congestion may be present, but minimal green or yellow discharge from the nose
While not 100%, your child is okay to return to school. Symptoms may include:
- Mild, infrequent cough that does not negatively impact daily activities
- Clear runny nose
- Active, playful, and rested
Remember, the most important way to keep children healthy and in school is by reducing the transmission of viral infections. Proper hygiene including the use of disposable tissues and coughing into the elbow should be encouraged. Frequent hand washing cannot be overemphasized. Avoid touching the mouth, nose and eyes, as they are the gateway for unwanted viruses. “I see over 30 coughing, gagging, fevering children a day and these tips are what keeps me going,” says Dr. Zarbock. And finally, when in doubt don’t hesitate to contact your pediatrician – they are there to help.
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