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Back to School Means Increased Sickness – LowestMed Can Help!

Posted by:
Tim Jackson
August 31, 2016
It’s back to school time again. While some parents may be excited to ship their children off to school, others are worried about the on sight sickness

It’s back to school time again. While some parents may be excited to ship their children off to school, others are worried about the onslaught of sicknesses their children will become infected with and may spread to the rest of the family. Ear infections, colds, the flu and strep throat are the most common illnesses children get during the school year. Although children will undoubtedly get sick during the school year, you can help them avoid it as much as possible. And, if they happen to get sick there are treatments available.

Let’s discuss ways to avoid getting sick. Here are a few familiar tips to teach your children that can stop a sickness before it gets to them.

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Get a sufficient amount of sleep each night
  • Drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Get a flu shot

If you use these guidelines and teach your children to use them as well, you might possibly cut down on the risk of you or your child getting sick.  Which is appealing to everyone!

What Happens If You Or Your Child Actually Get Sick?

It just might happen – there might be an illness in the family. A majority of the time, when you get sick, it will be the common cold. The Mayo Clinic says the best remedies for the common cold are staying hydrated, resting, sipping warm liquids and trying over-the-counter medications.

What About More Serious Ailments?

If someone in your family gets something more serious, like strep throat, an ear infection or the flu, you’ll most likely want to visit your family doctor or urgent care facility to receive a prescription. You may hear your doctor mention the following drugs if you have strep throat: Amoxicillin, Cephalexin and Penicillin. According to WebMD, these are some of the most common antibiotics for illnesses.

Ear infections are another commons ailment that most often affects children. Ear infections normally occur when fluid becomes trapped in the ear during a cold, throat infection, or allergy attack. A doctor may prescribe antibiotics to fight the ear infection. Some common antibiotics your physician may prescribe you for this type of illness are Amoxicillin, Azithromycin or Clarithromycin.

Best Way To Save Money When Filling Prescriptions

Because these types of sicknesses can be random and often come with additional treatment costs you weren’t expecting, one of the best things you can do is arm yourself with secret weapons to help you save money. Since drug prices vary by pharmacy location, it is important to shop around for your medications. Start by downloading LowestMed’s mobile app from Google Play or the App Store, so you can have a way to find cost saving coupons for prescription drugs. You can also bookmark on your laptop or desktop PC.

Always Shop Around For Prescription Prices

You should always have LowestMed available at the push of a button to shop around for your prescriptions. Download it today for when that inevitable cold, case of strep throat or ear infection pays a visit. You’ll be armed with a tool to help you locate the least expensive prescription drug in your zip code. Saving money on your medications may even help you feel a little bit better too!

Author: Jan Eliason

Jan Eliason is the Director of Advertising & Sales at LowestMed and is extremely passionate about empowering consumers to save on prescription costs, especially during this time when prescription drug prices are at their highest.  LowestMed is proud to fight the battle against high Rx prices!

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