Parents are most worried whenever there are unseasonal rains as the sudden change in weather creates health issues for children. (Representational image: DC)
HYDERABAD: Parents are most worried whenever there are unseasonal rains as the sudden change in weather creates health issues for children. The wet surroundings and moist air create uneasiness among children. Many medical experts opine that children will be prone to infection in such weather conditions.
Dr Brundha Reddy, paediatric consultant at Apollo Clinics, cautioned caregivers that these were testing times. Children fall sick and become victims of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, malaria, chikungunya and also gastroenteritis, typhoid and cholera.
She advised hand washing before cooking and before and after eating as that prevents diseases like cold and flu. She says that apart from trimming the child’s nails regularly, she says that consuming freshly cooked homemade food, including leafy vegetables, makes for a healthy choice.
Dr Reddy suggests that one of the best ways to combat pneumococcal, hepatitis A, flu and typhoid is to have vaccines.
Using mosquito nets, repellants, covering water bodies and avoiding water from getting stagnant are all effective options.