|John Goldman, MD
- The best prevention is good hygiene. Properly wash your hands throughout the day. Consider sending your children to school with hand sanitizer.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are regularly touched by different people, such as toys and doorknobs.
- Avoid shaking hands, kissing, hugging and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick. And stay home if you feel unwell.
- If you have children with respiratory issues, make sure to have medications, such as inhalers or nebulizers, on hand should they become sick, even if the child has very mild disease and only requires their medications infrequently.