For prophylaxis, I give children Tsitovir-3 syrup, the course is 4 days in total. Now, you understand, you want to play it safe from everything, there are many infections, especially the coronavirus is very scary. Tsitovir-3 for me this tool has already been tested, did not experiment, not the right situation. A big plus is that this drug does not care what kind of virus wanders, because it is not it that is fighting, but its own immunity. He helps us very well and the disease is easier with him.
If a child gets sick easily, you can let his immune system fight on its own. If a child is acutely ill, then it is better to use antiviral, ideally - suppositories based on interferon with antioxidants - they are quickly absorbed and start to work - inhibit the development of infection, protect healthy cells from infection, reduce the risk of complications
The optimal antiviral drug with a calculated children's dosage, in a convenient form, is Viferon in candles. it contains antioxidants, human recombinant interferon alpha 2b. it has been on the market for a long time, tested and recommended by our pediatricians. it is prescribed even to premature newborns, which is a high indicator of its safety and effectiveness. there are other drugs that are used specifically for viral infections, not for ARVI.
I agree with Toma Kapustina, antiviral should come in handy, and not when it pleases. Here's an article that is very useful about this https://www.myjane.ru/post/85497/
I don't understand mothers who are trying to find antivirals for their children on their own. You need to discuss treatment with your doctor, and only he can tell you what is best for your child. At 3 years old, for the first time, the doctor prescribed Viferon 150000ME suppositories. I began to put on during a cold, and that time, my daughter did not get sick for a long time and everything went without complications. Now we put these candles, too, but not for any cold, but really when we need antiviral help.
No, we do not treat and do not advise you. Literally several drugs in the world have a proven antiviral effect and they are specific in relation to a particular virus and are basically like new Lada, and are not sold in a pharmacy near the house.