follow site Kids and germs seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. But, there are ways that parents can help protect their kids from the usual barrage of back-to-school illnesses, a health expert says.
Make sure children get plenty of sleep and eat a well balanced diet.
Most kids need at least nine hours of sleep each night. It's also a good idea to make sure children get enough vitamin C to boost their immune system.
Despite widespread use, antibiotics are not an effective treatment for milder cases of the skin condition eczema in children, a new study contends.
One pediatrician who reviewed the findings called them "terribly important" for eczema care.
"This is a good example of a common situation in medicine," said Dr. Michael Grosso. "A particular intervention 'makes sense,' becomes common practice -- and often becomes the so-called 'standard of care' -- only to be proved ineffective when the therapy is subjected to scientific investigation."