How to Help Prevent Kids from Spreading Strep Throat

how to help prevent kids from spreading strep throat

If someone in your family or at school has strep throat, there is a chance your child might get it. Strep throat is spread when healthy people come into contact with someone who has it. The bacteria can spread to you when a person with strep throat sneezes or blows his or her nose and you are nearby, or if you share the same forks, spoons, or straws.

If your child has a sore throat, make sure he or she doesn’t share his or her juice boxes or water bottles at school or at a friends house, and that they wash their hands frequently. Here are some other tips:

 Preventing Kids from Spreading Strep Throat

  • Make sure the person with strep throat covers his or her mouth when sneezing and coughing.
  • Don’t handle used tissues or other germy items.
  • Wash dishes, drinking glasses, knives, forks, and spoons in hot, soapy water.
  • Keep sores and cuts clean because strep can get in your childs skin and cause problems, too.

Strep throat is no fun, but after feeling sick for 2 or 3 days, most kids start getting back to normal. In other words, they feel less streppy and more peppy!