The leaves are turning, the temperatures are falling and the kids are back at school! Fall is here and going into the cold and flu season as a parent can be daunting. There are many questions, myths and truths to sift through, and NorthLakes Community Clinic is here to help answer any questions you may have as a parent.
Did you know that the cold and flu are caused by viruses and not bacteria? Some common illnesses that we contract from viruses are the Head Cold, Stomach Flu and Influenza. Getting sick, even if it’s just a cold, can lead to less sleep, poor eating and just feeling icky. But fear not! There are many steps we can do as parents to help our little ones get through the season so that we don’t miss work/school, and everyone thrives feeling strong and healthy.