While it's normal for a child to experience some illnesses, we can enhance their resistance. How does VIROSTOP support the immunity of preschoolers and schoolchildren?
Entering kindergarten or school not only brings concerns about how our child will adapt but also increases the likelihood that they will get sick frequently while attending group activities. This is why many parents, sooner or later, start considering various options for boosting their children's immunity. The condition of the child's respiratory system also plays a significant role. How will VIROSTOP products specifically support it?
How does a child's immune system work?How does a child's immune system work?
The immune system isn't just a single organ; it's a complex system comprised of various components. As a system, it requires a delicate balance among its individual parts to function effectively. Moreover, it must respond appropriately to external factors to operate optimally. While the foundation of immunity is established during fetal development in the womb, it requires time and external stimuli to fine-tune this delicate equilibrium.
During childhood, we must consider that a child's immune defenses are somewhat immature. This immaturity encompasses not only the development of specific antibodies but also the local mucosal immunity of the respiratory system. This becomes particularly evident when a child joins a new social group for the first time and begins to encounter a wider array of viruses and bacteria.
What is the normal rate of illness in a child?
This might not be comforting for many parents, but it's entirely normal for your child to get sick several times a year to some extent. For children under 6 years old, we consider it physiologically normal for them to have 6 to 8 uncomplicated infections a year. In older children, the rate of illness decreases slightly, and it's considered normal if a child gets sick 2 to 4 times a year.
By illness, we mean conditions that respond well to appropriate treatment and don't lead to complications. The maturation of different components of immunity is a slow process that continues until adolescence.
What is a weakened immune system?
If your child gets sick often, it does not immediately mean that he has a weakened immune system. However, it is good to consult a pediatrician and support areas that have a beneficial effect on immunity.
Weakened immunity does not mean that the child is sick more often, but that he has infections that are unusual for the general population, or their course is significantly worse than would be expected under normal circumstances. A specialist doctor, an immunologist, can assess whether it is really a weakened immunity after complete tests.
How can we support a child's strong resistance?
If your child falls ill frequently, it's usually linked to one of several lifestyle factors. Our eating habits, physical activity, sleep patterns, stress management, and the environment we live in all play a significant role. Equally crucial is the condition of the mucous membranes in the upper respiratory tract and consistent follow-up care after an illness.
Maintaining a diverse and balanced diet isn't just important for overall health but also for a robust immune system. It should provide an adequate supply of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, probiotics, and the right amount of energy. Additionally, it's essential to remember that billions of beneficial bacteria reside in our intestines, which we should care for properly. This is what's often referred to as the gut microbiome, and it can be disrupted, even in childhood, by the use of antibiotics and an improper diet. Hence, it's vital to use antibiotics judiciously and avoid them for viral infections.
To help your child avoid a cycle of illnesses, ensure they get an appropriate amount of sleep based on their age, engage in sufficient physical activity, spend time outdoors in all weather conditions, and focus on strengthening activities. Avoid overdressing children as well. Don't overlook the impact of mental health and stress on immunity; if your child is going through a tough time, try to provide extra support for their defenses.
Does the condition of the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract affect susceptibility to illness?
Our immune system isn't just the white blood cells inside our bodies; it also includes numerous substances on the surfaces of our mucous membranes, which are found in a thin layer of mucus on their surfaces. Their role is to prevent microscopic invaders from coming into contact with our cells and to hinder their replication as much as possible. However, dry, cold weather combined with overheated indoor environments disrupts this protective layer.
During the autumn and winter seasons, support the health of your mucous membranes by adequately humidifying, rinsing, and cleaning them. Monitor the humidity levels in your home, and use air humidifiers when humidity is low. To provide even more protection for your respiratory tract, consider regular use of VIROSTOP products.
Not only do they help maintain the mucous membranes moist and in good condition, but they also create an additional protective film on their surfaces, mechanically preventing viruses from infecting cells.
How does VIROSTOP support the immunity of the respiratory system?
Especially at the time of circulating diseases in children's groups, VIROSTOP will help your child to suppress the ongoing infection faster. It also acts preventively to support the defenses of the mucous membranes, so you can apply it to children throughout the autumn and winter period.
The VIROSTOP solution contains natural extracts from 5 plants, which can supplement the surface of the mucous membranes of the nasal and oral cavity with substances capable of blocking the binding sites of viruses and bacteria. In this way, pathogens cannot come into contact with mucosal cells and cannot cause infection. For maximum effect, use the nasal spray in combination with the oral application form. You can choose VIROSTOP oral spray or lozenges.
VIROSTOP nasal spray contains, in addition to plant substances, hyaluronic acid in the form of sodium hyaluronate. Thanks to it, the nasal mucosa is better hydrated, which will also support its own defense mechanisms.
When to support the child's immunity even more intensively?
It is always necessary to take care of the correct lifestyle and care for the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract. However, there are situations when it is appropriate to reach for VIROSTOP products even more. In particular:
- During the period of increased incidence of viral diseases, especially in autumn and winter.
- During sudden changes and fluctuations in the weather.
- If the child is experiencing greater psychological stress.
- During excessive physical activity, for example during intensive training in athletes.
- In the period before and after the operation.
- If someone in the child's household falls ill.
- During the entire period of convalescence after overcoming the disease.
In these situations, therefore, support the child's healthy lifestyle and at the same time apply VIROSTOP products according to the dosage for preventive use. All VIROSTOP products are suitable for children older than 3 years.