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Germs Worksheet For Kids
Hand wash & vaccines: Teach your child to wash hands. Scrubbing hands for 20 seconds or as long as it takes to sing “happy birthday” twice. Make sure you disinfect surfaces in the house. Get the children vaccinated, get all the recommended vaccines. It is important to wash hands before eating. ...Read more
To many to list: With only 400 characters to use I can not list all the germs that can be harmful to kids. Some are opportunists, can exist on your skin surface & not cause problems but if a cut opens the skin will cause an abscess or blood poisoning (staph, strep, others).Some are trouble if ever inhaled (anthrax spores) some can enter your brain thru your nasal skin (amoeba, meningitis)too many to say>. ...Read more
You cannot!: Germs are a part of life, and exposure to them helps boost the immune system to prevent future and severe illnesses. That being said, frequent handwashing, not sharing cups and utensils, and maintaining general health to support a strong immune system are good for everyone. ...Read more
Normal, but: It is stressful to parent and kindergarten represents a separation where you have little control of the variables involved. Accept that you have done your best in the past to prepare the kid. Proper vaccines protect against the worst issues. The kid also has some experience with germs, building an immune system from past colds and other issues. ...Read more
How are children growing up in such a sterile environment here expected to build up a resistance to germs?
Diet and exercise: Just like cars. We need the right fuel (nutrition), a good spark plug (vitamins and minerals supplied by god-made food) and oxygen (that's why we breath). This is actually the only thing that you can do. Our diet is far too artificial and "couch potatoes" tend to relish it. Exercise is mandatory, especially growing up. ...Read more
Do all kids have germs---or is there a particular age group that are more germy- for example, 0-3 years old vs. 3-5 year olds?
All kids & adults!!: Everyone at all ages has a coexistence with germs. People acquire a germ profile on their skin and in their upper airways & intestines within hours of birth & this continues through life. Young kids mouthing & touching behavior acquires new germs a bit faster than adults, but studies show adults put their fingers to their face/nose multiple times/waking hour. This brings germs to your body. ...Read more
My one year old always seems to be getting sick I have two older children that go to school they is he sick all the time because of germs brought home?
You are correct:
Older siblings can bring home germs which will affect your one year old and the older kids may have antibody to the virus and not be sick. Make sure your one year old is eating properly and sleeping properly. Routine infections as long as they are not serious, will strengthen your one year old's immune system.
Discuss further with your pediatrician, ...Read more
24wk preg. Went pharmacy & small kid was coughin about 1/2 my height 4ft away. Tried turning my head worried chances I caught germs? 2mins paid asap left
I would advise a flu vaccination unless otherwise indicated.
The brief exposure to a viral illness is not likely to cause an illness ...Read more
I am thinking of starting up a child care in my home. How long do all those kids' germs survive on furniture and toys?
Not necessarily: Hot water for whites and if in contaminated areas where infection might be a concern. Generally warm or cold water will clean clothes sufficiently. Vinegar in the last rinse helps kill candida and tea tree oil kills bacteria and yeast as well. Check out dr bronner's soaps. ...Read more
I have become overly paranoid about germs, have to force myself at times to "override" my obsessions with my kids. Is therapy or medication best?
The best treatment: Is a combination of medication and therapy! Get the best! ...Read more
Could an adult carry on his hands, chicken pox germs from infected children to other uninfected children?
Kids grinding teeth while sleeping in the night#nqlu I have two kids, 5 and 3 year old. Older is a girl and younger is boy. They both grind teeth while sleeping in the night. I thought they are having germs in the stomach so had them checked up by doctor
Yes but. .: We all exhale = it is part of the breathing cycle. Most exhaling is gentle and carries little if any material with it and this includes germs. If you have an infection, the liklihood increases especially if you are coughing or sneezing at the same time. ...Read more
Depends. . .: Answer depends upon germ & surface. Check out http://www. Huffingtonpost. Ca/2013/12/27/how-long-can-germs-live_n_4509419.html & http://www. Popsci. Com/scitech/article/2002-08/how-long-do-microbes-bacteria-and-viruses-live-surfaces-home-normal-room-tem. ...Read more
The skin provides a major defense, the Kidneys can filter out toxic substances, the lungs can filter the air we breath, but by far the Immune system is our major defense against germs. See the following link for some info:
http://www. Merckmanuals. Com/home/infections/biology-of-infectious-disease/defenses-against-infection ...Read more
Define GERM: A germ I my opinion, I guess you mean bacteria? Life is a symbiotic system. One help or hurts the other and so on. Without bacteria there would be no breakdown of organic matter. In the mouth for instance, if we had no bacteria, yeast cells would become prevalent leading to a candida infection. (yeast infection). So you see how it work. Without bacteria life would not exist. ...Read more
Depends: There a million germs. Some may and some may not. What specific germ are you concerned about? ...Read more
Nothing: Crazy if you use normal methods to clean before and after. Clean seat before use. Wash hands etc. No sig risk if use normal precautions ...Read more
Wash hands: Germs refers to organisms which cause an illness. They can be bacterial, viral, or even fungal. Prevention and spread go together. Hand washing is probably the most effective method. Covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing can prevent spread by air. But good hygiene is probably the most effective means of prevention. ...Read more
Sanitation: 1. Amongst the seven of you - ensure that the bathroom / toilet are regularly cleaned. 2. Can place tissue on the seat. 3. Wash hands well with soap and warm water after using the toilet. ...Read more
Germs are found all around us. How long do they live without a host and do they really make us sick?
How do germs travel? Do they travel and stick on you as soon as you touch them and transfer to everything else you touch?
Need more info: In general viruses are either spread via droplets or direct contact; once the droplets have dried, they are no longer contagious. Bacteria have varying susceptibilities and several species can be anaerobic and can exist for long periods of time on clothing. So more information is required. ...Read more
Can opening a peddle bin when you're holding a plate of food in front of it cause germs from the bin to land on the food if you are quite close to it?
Not Likely: Unless material stuck to the lid flew up onto your plate, it is nearly impossible for any germs to infect you. Try not to worry about germs. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to WASH YOUR HANDS frequently and before eating. Brush teeth twice a day for 2 minutes. ...Read more
Unknown.: Nonbacterial prostatitis is a generic term given to a syndrome of pelvic pain and urinary symptoms that is often very difficult to classify, work up, and treat. Though many common & uncommon germs have been investigated, the causes are still not known. Proposed mechanisms include inflammation, autoimmune reaction, neuropathic pain, trauma, anxiety, & stress. ...Read more