Gargling with salt water or using it to clean out your nose and sinus cavities is thought to prevent the proliferation and spread of the flu virus.
If your kids use mouthwash for cavities, try to encourage them to also gargle at least once a day with salt water. Simple, easy and effective! Yes, they may balk at the taste at first, but if this simple method can prevent them from getting the flu it is worth it!
You can also try using Ocean for Kids Premium Nasal Spray ($4.49 at Walgreens) to keep their nasal passages clear. A DIY option would be to swab the insides of their nose with a cotton ball soaked in salt water to help ward off the flu.
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