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My previously healthy 3-year-old granddaughter has been sick off and on for the past 3 months. First, she had Covid, then the flu. Next came the stomach virus followed by some “other virus”. Now she has an ear infection and double pink eye. There seems to rarely be a week where she is not missing school due to illness. She does go to daycare but has gone to this same center for the past 3 years and was never ill like this. I was wondering if anyone has any advice to help keep her well.
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Its so hard with sickness these days! My little one is also picking up bugs from daycare that seem to last for so long.
What we have found to help is to remember to throw out the toothbrushes once the kids are feeling better and wash any hand towels etc and that were around during the sickness,
Plus the usual vaporubs and we use a menthol 'easy air' air diffuser for breathing at night as well as lots of hand sanitizer.
We are in the same boat with my two little ones. They went so long without any exposure to sicknesses and I feel like they have been sick a lot lately. I'm so sorry you're going through this, too. You are definitely not alone.
We try to get as much fresh air as possible, which at least prevents them from being inside with a bunch of people. With the guidance of our pediatrician, our 5- and 7-year-old take multivitamins. We try to promote lots of handwashing, especially before snacks and meals. Which seems basic, but with little kids they often forget. That's all we can do and hope for the best. Good luck!
I think, unfortunately, lots of other viruses are champing at the bit to get out and circulate amongst our littlest ones after an extended period of social distancing, etc. My son has missed a few weeks of school this year because he keeps getting little colds. Not Covid19, but other coronaviruses. It's annoying. My only advice is to just stick to the basics and also recommend that others in the school do as well, even if it is really annoying: if your kid is sick, PLEASE keep them home. That way, the lost days for everyone can be minimized. Oh, and keep your fingers crossed as well. That seems to help. I know this isn't quite helpful, but just know that we're all dealing with similar stuff so you're not alone.