As you all know, Anika got sick for a week and was even hospitalized because of viral infection. She had Upper Respiratory Infection.
Viruses can affect any part of the body or body system, and can cause infections such as the common cold, flu, gastroenteritis, chicken pox or herpes. The most common type of viral infections involves the respiratory tract.
The common cold is a frequently occurring viral infection and usually includes symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat and coughing. Although colds are a minor infection of the nose and throat, a cold can last from two days to two weeks. Colds are highly contagious and are spread by fluids from sneezing or coughing, which contain the infection. (source)
We can prevent our kids to not get sick by nagging them to wash their hands. One of Anika’s bad habits is that she always puts her hand or anything in her mouth. Nakaka-inis. I think she got sick because of this. There were a lot of kids who were sick these past few weeks. Ayan, hawa hawa na talaga sila.
Frequent washing of the hands with soap is the key.
A few weeks ago, this large package, together with very important information, from Safeguard arrived for me.
Do you know that schools can be a hotbed of all kinds of microorganisms. PAMET (Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, Inc.) conducted an experiment to identify what kind and how many germs children can come to contact within a school. Here’s what they found:
- 3.2 Million Staphylococcus bacteria were detected on the school desk and 94,000 Influenza germs on books and notebooks
- 100,000 Streptococcus bacteria were counted on the stairs handrail
- On the monkey bars, 250,000 Hepatitis bacteria may cause infection during playtime
- 2 Million E. Coli and 1 Million Shigella Bacteria were identified on the toilet
No, I am not saying balutin natin ng bubble wrap ang mga bata to prevent them from getting all these. Us, mommies, should just have something that can effectively protect our kids from all these germs even if we are not around.
We seriously need a good soap that our kids can use to fight all these bacteria and viruses.
I am sure you guys have your own trusted soap but mine is Safeguard.
Safeguard has Germshield+ Technology that removes three kinds of germs (gram positive, gram negative and fungi) which can cause skin infections, body odor and pimples.
Alvin uses the Safeguard Pure White soap since like forever. That is is only go to soap.
For the kids, you can bathe them with the Safeguard Pure White Body Wash. It does not only remove germs but also prevents the regrowth of germs, all the while maintaining the kidn’s natural germ barrier so that germs do not stick easily. You do not have to worry because the formula is as gentle as water and is dermatologically tested to ensure that it keeps the skin soft.
And for washing of hands, we have been using the Safeguard liquid soap.
We should tell the kids to wash their hands:
- After going to the toilet
- Before eating
- After eating
I’m making Anika bring a Safeguard soap to school when she goes back on Monday. I do not want to go through all that stress again of her getting sick and all. At least man lang kahit sa ganyang paraan, I can have a peace of mind without preventing Anika to play and enjoy the other things that she usually do.
Safeguard products is available in all leading supermarket and groceries nationwide.