Preventing Monsoon Illness in Children

Monsoons are one of the most awaited times of the year especially after the scorching summer season that roasts and broasts people. However, as they say, the grass is always greener on the other side. Monsoon comes with its own share of problems, including some deadly ones.

Falling sick is a potent threat during monsoons. Here are some precautions to be taken for the same and allow your child enjoy monsoons without suffering through the dangers of it:

Rain Gear

Since the weather gets unpredictable, it is important to equip your child with a raincoat and an umbrella. Waterproof shoes or rubber shoes are the best options.

Multivitamins

Give your child an extra boot of Vitamin C and E under the guidance of a doctor. Vitamin C reduces your kids’ chances of falling sick via charging up their antibodies to fight the common cold virus faster.

Healthy Diet

Strictly avoid feeding your child with road side raw foods such as salads. Wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly. Roadside junk food should also be avoided. Give your child a bowl of hot vegetable soup to normalise their body temperature.

Shower

It is important to take a shower after getting wet under the rain. Taking a shower after getting wet in the rain stabilises cold temperature of the body and brings it back to normal by the time you dry off.

Drink Enough Water

It is important to drinking clean, purified water. Encourage your child to drink more water during this season.

Clean Hands

Dirty hands are responsible for spreading of germs, viruses and bacteria and their entry to the body. Since children like to touch everything, it is important that they wash their hands before touching any food.

Wet Walls

Close your windows when it is raining heavily. This will prevent rain from entering the house and wetting walls. Wet walls result in the growth of fungus and extremely bad for children.

Avoid Stagnation

You need to empty unused tanks of stored water, flower pots, water coolers. Keep them clean. Make sure there is no stagnant water either in your house or in your neighbourhood. Stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other bacteria.

Following these precautions will help you enjoy monsoon thoroughly.

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