GIVE IMMUNITY A‘BACK TO SCHOOL BOOST

The start of a new school year in England starts for the majority of pupils on 6th September 2021, and with social distancing measures set to be scrapped, the new term brings with it the return of the “Back To School” colds and coughs. The common cold is part and parcel of family life. Unsurprisingly, children are the group who catch colds most often – 7 to 10 colds per year compared to 2-5 in adults. This is in part because young children (the so called ‘super-spreaders’) haven’t built up immunity defences to the more than 100-200 different cold viruses that are currently believed to exist. In addition, children have a tendency to touch everything in sight, plus usually have close contact between parents and caregivers, cold and flu germs spread easily.

How can I ease the symptoms of my child’s cold?
The start of a new school year in England starts for the majority of pupils on 6th September 2021, and with social distancing measures set to be scrapped, the new term brings with it the return of the “Back To School” colds and coughs. The common cold is part and parcel of family life. Unsurprisingly, children are the group who catch colds most often – 7 to 10 colds per year compared to 2-5 in adults. This is in part because young children (the so called ‘super-spreaders’) haven’t built up immunity defences to the more than 100-200 different cold viruses that are currently believed to exist. In addition, children have a tendency to touch everything in sight, plus usually have close contact between parents and caregivers, cold and flu germs spread easily.


The NHS suggests the following for how to ease the symptoms of a cold in your child:
• Make sure your child drinks plenty of fluids.
• Saline nose drops can help loosen dried snot and relieve a stuffy nose. Ask your pharmacist,
GP or health visitor about them.
• If your child has a fever, pain or discomfort, children’s paracetamol or ibuprofen can
help. Children with asthma may not be able to take ibuprofen, so check with a pharmacist,
GP or health visitor first. Always follow the instructions on the packet.
• Encourage the whole family to wash their hands regularly to stop the cold spreading.
What remedies can I use for my child’s cold?
Make sure your first aid cupboard is well-stocked with cold and flu essentials including packets
of tissues, hand sanitisers, age-appropriate pain relief and decongestants. You might also want to keep ColdZyme® Mouth Spray to hand. ColdZyme® Mouth Spray is a CE-marked medical device and a well tolerated product for the entire family. It can be used by adults and children over the age of 4, provided they are not hypersensitive/allergic to any of the ingredients. Over 50 million doses of the product have been used so far. This easy-to-use oral spray for common colds forms a protective active enzyme barrier on the mucous membrane in the throat and is an ideal first line of defence. Studies have shown that it can cut the duration of cold symptoms by half.

ColdZyme® (20ml £17.50) (7ml one cold application £10.99) is available from Amazon, independent pharmacies and Boots stores nationwide.

Find out more about the ColdZyme range here