Monsoon Illness: Monsoon, which provides relief from burning heat, can cause many health problems in children. Experts say sudden drop in temperature, high humidity and stagnant water after rain cause many types of wind, water and mosquito-borne diseases, which affect children of all ages. Of IndianExpress.com News According to Dr Prashant Moralwar, a pediatrician at Motherhood Hospital in Kharghar, “Diseases like dengue, malaria, chikungunya and high fever are accompanied by severe body aches, rashes, vomiting and abdominal pain. More serious symptoms such as abdominal pain, persistent vomiting and bleeding in case of dengue need a doctor immediately. “
Infections spread by mosquitoes and insects can also be caused by contaminated food and water. “Food and waterborne diseases cause dehydration in newborns and infants,” said Dr. Mo Moralwar.
The common cold and flu are accompanied by fatigue, fever and body aches, usually lasting less than a week. According to doctors, a child suffering from the flu should be given warm fluids like soup and get adequate rest. She should not come into close contact with other children. In addition, it is important to wash your hands frequently and cover your face and nose when coughing or sneezing. It has also been observed that increased humidity and fungi can cause allergies and asthma in children.
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Contact a pediatrician in a timely manner. The treatment is to rest and take the right amount of fluids. Children may be advised to take ORS and other liquids such as lentil water, buttermilk.
Experts say that parents should be careful about what they eat, drink and clean. Ockhard Hospital, a leading pediatric critical care specialist, also spoke on the subject.
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He said that to increase the child’s immunity, give him food rich in fruits, milk, eggs and nuts. Fruits and vegetables should be washed well before eating. Drinking water should be boiled or filtered by RO / UV. Avoid spicy and sweet foods, especially street foods. Just eat home cooked food. Make sure your child washes his hands before eating and after using the toilet. In addition, after getting wet in the rain, bathing with hot water can get rid of germs in the baby. Avoid going to crowded places to reduce the risk of viral infection. Do not touch your nose or mouth without washing your hands.
Dr Gupta Gupta added that dengue mosquitoes breed in stagnant clean water, so make sure the water does not stagnate near coolers, flower pots or homes. Consult a pediatrician if your child has symptoms such as vomiting, lethargy, abdominal pain, or decreased urination. Vaccination against the flu is also recommended.
Some other measures included
– Make sure the baby wears full sleeves when going out
– Use spray to protect from mosquitoes
Wearing proper footwear in the rain and washing feet after walking in the rain water.
Regularly wash and change sheets, blankets and other household items to prevent allergies.
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