Any cures for constant colds?

(10 Posts)
FeistyLass Sat 02-Feb-13 14:51:11

Ds started nursery last year and we seem to have entered a constant round of colds, fevers, etc.I know its building up his immune system but I'm just wondering if I'm missing some way to deal with it? We tend to focus on calpol for temperatures and just make sure he's eating and drinking.
The annoying part is that I quite often catch whatever he has and end up worse than him. So, I guess my other question is, how do you keep yourself healthy too?
Echinacea used to work for me but doesn't now. Thanks for any advice [runny-nosed and headachey smiley] smile

Missingthemincepies Sat 02-Feb-13 22:11:36

Just hang on to the fact that next year will be much better!
Multivitamins and keep healthy, but nope, these bugs are new. DS first winter in nursery was hell!! Second winter fine.
Our brilliant nursery will give calpol, so I used brufen in the morning and asked them to give calpol later. Never take him with tummy upset or proper poorly, but otherwise he goes.
This too shall pass....

Mollymae0 Sun 03-Feb-13 09:05:12

I can totally sympathise (also leaky faced and headachey) my daughter has a constant cough and cold from nursery which she lovingly gives to me each time.
I'm a single mum without much support so it has been a difficult winter looking after a sick child whilst sick lol
She's 3 now and starting school in the next few weeks so hoping it will get better.
i have just started her on multi-vitamins with added vitamin D which i have been told can help. hmm

FeistyLass Sun 03-Feb-13 22:09:47

Thanks smile do you take multi-vitamins and give them to dcs? Or just to dcs? Or just for yourself? It's coming back to me now that my dm used to give me soluable vitamins when I was little. I've never given any to ds - oops. I'll pick some up tomorrow.

Missingthemincepies Mon 04-Feb-13 06:58:45

Both. Standard multivitamin for you. Depends on age for DS. I use the nhs healthy start vitamin drops as you can add them to milk and DS is only 2 so wouldn't take them otherwise. I buy them at my gp surgery. Or abidec drops can be added to milk too. For older kids there are great chewy/dissolving ones available. Vit c important for colds etc but vit d most important (more than 25% of uk kids are deficient and can lead to problems in later life).

Missingthemincepies Mon 04-Feb-13 07:00:08

Meant to say if he's little and still on formula then you don't need bother as he'll get all he needs from that.

Hope you both feel better soon.

FeistyLass Tue 05-Feb-13 12:52:27

Thank you Missing smile . He's 4 so I'll have a look at some of the chewy ones. And I'll definitely come back and thank you if we manage a month cold-free!

WowOoo Tue 05-Feb-13 13:03:46

We wash hands as soon as we get home from school, before meals etc.
I'm always surprised the amount of people who don't.

But, still colds in this house too. Can't get away from them in the winter.

sedgieloo Tue 05-Feb-13 14:05:59

Some say Pro/prebiotics so we are all giving that a try this winter.

FeistyLass Fri 08-Feb-13 21:03:30

Thanks, everyone. We've managed 3 days at nursery this week without ds starting another cold so that feels like a bit of an achievement smile We're both taking a multi-vitamin. Sedgieloo I'll look into pro/prebiotics too - thanks.

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