27 October 2013

Keeping Up Good Health in Children

As you as know, Thomas and Charlie suffered with viral infections over the 6 weeks school holidays. At the beginning of the holidays Thomas was really ill and had actually been diagnosed with the Molluscum Contagiosum Virus. 
This is a viral infection that affects the skin and is highly contagious and easily spread through skin-to-skin contact. 
We were shocked and so gutted for Thomas when we found out that it could last up to 18 months and he would be covered in little itchy spots.

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After all the worrying we did, we went to see the emergency doctors who confirmed that Thomas had been misdiagnosed and that he in fact had chicken pox which Charlie subsequently caught too. 
I was happy that it was in fact not as serious and would clear up but also quite mad that for the first few days, Thomas was in pain and itchy yet we did nothing because we thought it was something else.

Since both boys have got over chicken pox and are fully better, we decided not to let stupid colds and viruses affect our school breaks again. I wanted to make sure that their immune systems were in tip top condition and so bought some vitamin supplements to help to build their immune systems back up after that horrible virus had passed. 

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They take Omega 3 as it aids brain and eye development and is shown to help concentration too and they also take Vitamin C as this helps protect cells, gives support to organs and helps the healing of wounds too. 

I do try to make sure they eat healthily to and get extra vitamins and minerals in the foods they eat but the supplements can aid the body and help to make it more healthy. 

This week is the October half-term holidays and we are determined to get out as much as possible since they missed most of the last school holidays with illness. Look out for our posts with what we have done in these school holidays to keep us busy. 

3 comments:

  1. I've never seen these vitiams before, they look really good. My little boy is always getting colds, these look like just what we need. Hope your boys don't get anymore bugs,colds etc. it horrible when there I'll

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  2. Did you get these from a local pharmacy or doctors prescription? x

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  3. I always try get more vitamin c into the kids during the colder months

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