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Are Snot Nose Kids Coming Back in Greater Gardner MA?

One of the unintended consequences of masking children during the pandemic has been the effect on immune systems and the transmission of other illnesses.  Not only was Covid spread possibly prevented, but also the incidence of colds and flu was greatly diminished.  Less kids were getting sick with other illnesses.  With masks coming off, colds and flu are expected back.

Snotty noses in babies and toddlers can be treated with saline spray or nose drops available over the counter.   For older children, there’s Children’s Tylenol Cold and Flu or Dimetapp Cold and Cough.   Other items to stock in the medicine cabinet are ibuprofen, acetaminophen, petroleum jelly, hydrocortisone 1 percent, antibiotic ointment, cough syrup, menthol rub, honey, kids vitamins, thermometers, and other over the counter remedies.   Of course, for specific concerns, check with your family doctor or pediatrician.

Information on Colds and Flu from the CDC. CLICK HERE.

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CDC Influenza Map Week Ending 4-9-22 CLICK IMAGE for larger view

Good news is actual flu cases in Massachusetts are shown as low on the most recent CDC Influenza Map. Let’s hope the trend continues.