Can cold medicine prevent colds?

Many people ask Dr. Clove, can taking cold medicine or antibiotics prevent colds? This article will give you a detailed description. Can cold medicine and antibiotics prevent colds? The answer is no. The common cold is one of the most common types of upper respiratory tract infection, mostly caused by viruses, with rhinovirus and coronavirus being the most common. Antibiotics are not effective for viral treatment, so antibiotics are not used for prevention or treatment. At present, there is no specific antiviral drug specifically for the common cold. Most of the common commercial cold drugs are mainly aimed at relieving symptoms, but cannot kill the common cold virus or prevent the common cold. The ingredients of cold medicine are all Read More …

Winter Health Guide for Children Aged 0-12

In winter, strong winds, smog and severe cold are raging. Dr. Clove refers to the contents of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to teach you to accompany your baby through this winter in a warm and safe way. What should the baby wear? Generally speaking, in winter, the trick to dress children is to have one more than adults. Specifically, the following two points need attention: 1. A few thin clothes are better than a thick one. Before taking babies out, they need to be warmed up. Some parents will wrap their children in cotton bags in two or three thick clothes. In fact, wearing multiple thin clothes is better than wearing one thick one to keep warm, and Read More …

These infectious diseases of children need to be prevented with emphasis.

The weather is getting colder and colder, and it is gradually the season of high incidence of various infectious diseases, especially in places where children gather, such as kindergartens and schools, which are prone to outbreaks. Parents must pay attention to them. If your child has the symptoms mentioned below, you must not take them lightly. 1. Rotavirus enteritis It is mainly caused by rotavirus infection. Pathogens are mainly transmitted through digestive tract and are mostly found in infants aged 6 months to 2 years old. The onset peak is in autumn, so it is also known as infantile autumn diarrhea. The main clinical manifestations were diarrhea, Stool is yellow water or egg pattern, stool volume is large, water is Read More …

Medical Week: Guidelines for Influenza Season Response

流感季节应对指南 It’s the spring flu season again. Here are 9 tips to help you cope with the flu attack calmly. Step 1 Wash your hands If you are unfortunately infected with a cold or flu, it is probably because your hands are not clean. Pathogens touch your mouth or eyes through your hands, and many viruses are transmitted in this way. Therefore, remember to wash your hands with hand sanitizer and soap frequently, which is the most critical part to prevent colds and flu. Step 2: Vaccination against influenza You may not think flu is a big problem in what, but flu symptoms are actually more serious than the common cold, especially for children, the elderly and pregnant women. A Read More …

The flu is coming!

Every winter and spring exchange (yes, now) is the traditional flu season in our country, especially pregnant women, infants, the elderly, people suffering from chronic basic diseases are the high-risk groups for influenza transmission. How serious is this year’s flu and will it develop into SARS? Can we do what to protect ourselves and our families? Dr. Clove will come with you. Pregnant women, children and the elderly are at high risk. Speaking of flu, One cannot but mention the one that broke out in Europe in 1918. The flu killed 25 to 50 million people around the world at that time. That later generations even named it after the outbreak site, It is the notorious [Spanish flu]. According to Read More …

When a doctor encounters a fever in his child (Part I)

A colleague said that every time the child had a fever, his wife asked him, “Did you bring the virus back from the hospital?” My mother-in-law asked: You are a pediatrician, and even your child’s fever cannot be cured. Another colleague said: My son has had a tummy all day. I said to drink more water at home to observe. My mother-in-law said: Do you want to go to the hospital to find an old doctor? Compared with my own experience, I also feel the difficulties of my colleagues. When her daughter was less than one year old, one day she suddenly developed a fever and her body temperature quickly jumped to more than 39 degrees. At ordinary times, she Read More …

When a doctor encounters a fever in his child (Part I)

A colleague said that every time the child had a fever, his wife asked him, “Did you bring the virus back from the hospital?” My mother-in-law asked: You are a pediatrician, and even your child’s fever cannot be cured. Another colleague said: My son has had a tummy all day. I said to drink more water at home to observe. My mother-in-law said: Do you want to go to the hospital to find an old doctor? Compared with my own experience, I also feel the difficulties of my colleagues. When her daughter was less than one year old, one day she suddenly developed a fever and her body temperature quickly jumped to more than 39 degrees. At ordinary times, she Read More …

The late spring cold is coming, are you messy in the wind?

It’s time for the weather to change and the temperature to ride a roller coaster. Walking on the road, you can always find the black silk skirt on the left and the down protection on the right. In this season of disorderly dressing in 25 and August, various infectious diseases are also easy to find. If you don’t pay attention at ordinary times, you may be the next one to win. In this late spring cold day, are you messy in the wind? Let’s first look at some common infectious diseases in spring. Friendly reminder: there are dry goods at the end of this article ~ Ahem, ahem, cough constantly-influenza? Influenza, commonly known as influenza, is caused by influenza virus Read More …

These two diseases are most likely to target people in spring. I’ll teach you some ways to avoid spring diseases.

Spring comes slowly in the change of temperature from cold to hot. When it is warm and cold at first, it is most difficult to rest. Many diseases are also targeted at this season, especially for the elderly with low immunity, who may be caught in an unguarded moment. Two diseases are most likely to occur. 1. Influenza The alternation of winter and spring is the season most prone to influenza outbreaks. The elderly, especially those suffering from chronic basic diseases, are the high-risk groups for influenza transmission. Main symptoms: fever, body soreness, sore throat, cough, etc. Preventive Measures: Influenza vaccination is considered to be the most effective measure to prevent influenza. Because influenza viruses are especially susceptible to mutation Read More …

The disease is very much like a cold, but many children have been admitted to the emergency department because of it.

Every spring, paediatric clinics are always crowded with children who have caught a cold. These children are not suffering from a simple cold, but influenza. Many mothers may think [it’s just a flu, which is so serious], in fact we know enough about flu, it can really be very serious. Influenza is not a simple cold Some people often like to use [catching cold] to explain all kinds of discomfort, but influenza is not [catching cold]. Influenza is caused by infection with highly infectious influenza virus, and catching cold is at best an inducement. Within 1-4 days after the virus infection, the influenza virus will [live in harmony] with the body, and when the immunity of the human body decreases Read More …