28 Oct '12, 12am

[New Blog Post] When Cough Bugs Are Passed Between Siblings!

[New Blog Post] When Cough Bugs Are Passed Between Siblings!

At our home, we have one school-going girl, one home-schooled boy and a 17-month-old baby girl. None goes to childcare centres. And so just like all other homes where there’s at least one school-going child in the family : germs, bacteria and viruses tend to be ‘brought home’ by the school-going one, and passed on to the younger siblings. *Dislike* I know I know. It’s one of those things that can’t be avoided, BUT … what gets to me is that out of the three kids, our littlest one usually is the worst hit. ie. What starts out as mild coughs (or a cold) most likely develops into bronchiolitis – “Swelling and mucus buildup in the smallest air passages in the lungs (bronchioles), usually due to a viral infection.” And this time round, her coughs are the worst kind. She’d cough a phlegmy cough (like it’s stuck in her throat and she can’t clear the phlegm out), and sneeze, and co...

Full article: http://www.oureverydaythings.com/2012/10/when-coughbugs-a...

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