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Our flu season just around the corner so you can expect to hear a lot about avoiding germs but research suggest keeping your kids to clean.
Could do more harm than good.
According to a number of medical experts exposing kids to germs may be made -- -- protect them from illnesses later in life.
Illnesses like allergies and asthma and other autoimmune diseases.
With us now -- doctor Ernest -- his senior attending physician emergency medicine that Satan I think part of his hospital in the Bronx.
The kids are never to clean me.
Well I guess if you try to get him to -- that's no good it's definitely you can definitely overdo it you know all these and I bacterial products now bacterial soaps.
Really tend to overdo it you know the old fashion that -- soap and water keep your hands clean.
I think that's the best way you know common sense is important and sing happy we're going to you can sing happy -- -- do definitely that those and a backed you're an antibacterial.
My understanding is that.
That they're not good for anybody.
I mean that you that you -- overdo it throughout all of your life with those things.
-- you can because basically what they do is they kill some of the good germs that are residing on our bodies.
Let's face it we live in a germ full environment viruses bacteria -- -- everywhere around us.
And you need that stimulation when you're young.
To get that immune system to be strong and healthy which is gonna carry you want further you know further down the road of life and so you need that -- the good bacteria and a good stuff the good viruses.
What you don't need are the real dangerous ones like that influences in the ones that can.
Course a lot of damage and and can hurt you with if you have a lot of exposure to flu strains are different every year what what's what's flu season look like this year.
Right now while we're still cold and our breath -- -- who hit we were just talking about this yesterday at a meeting at the hospital.
But the recommendations are still the same you know everybody should get vaccinated.
You always want the vaccine is different every year and you really -- not sure that the vaccine is gonna fit the strain right you're definitely not but it's still better to boost your immune system by getting yourself a vaccination many times we hit it fairly close.
-- we hit it on the head.
But the -- are when you're out public let's face -- we ride the subways buses you always touch and the hand rails and you know the public TSA is.
Right so you wanna you wanna make sure you wash your hands.
And you wanna make sure that you would do that before and after meals you touch your nose or your mouth you always want to wash your hands cover your cough and sneeze and and cough.
Now -- itself sounds right automate common sense of common sense flu season never fun he never thanks thanks --
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