Essential monsoon health tips to battle the season of allergies

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It has been almost 4 months since every one of us entered lockdown to protect themselves during this time of coronavirus pandemic. You might be thinking of trying to protect your children from coronavirus wasn't enough that the climate brings another challenge - Monsoon.

Although this is one of the most joyful seasons as it provides us relief from the excruciatingly hot Indian summers, the monsoon also brings with it a host of germs, bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms  The monsoon is also the time for influenza, cold, cough, and sneezing - all 4 are also commonly the symptoms of coronavirus, and thus avoiding any disease that might bring along with it the above-mentioned symptoms, becomes paramount. In this case, inculcating certain habits like home cleanliness routine, hygienic lifestyle, having monsoon resistant nutrition, etc can go far in controlling the spread of infections viably. For example, specialists recommend that normally washing hands, particularly while coming back from outside, and including chlorhexidine-based clean fluids in a pail of water to scrub down floors can assist in freeing from most of the diseases in the humid season.

Here we discuss 10 tips you could adopt to safeguard your kids from infections 

Maintaining hygiene

Maintaining appropriate cleanliness levels for yourself, your child, and the rest of the family is of paramount importance. You should give your home a profound clean up before the monsoon starts particularly in mosquito-plagued areas. Parents must keep newborn children secured and should utilize mosquito nets, especially during the nighttime. The increased moistness can cause one to feel cold and hot simultaneously, hence pick thicker, dry clothes that are breathable.

Keep your home clean

Your home ought to be spick and span during the rains. Check for water stagnation or spillage, particularly in and around water coolers, ACs, and the washing machine and the clothes drying space (on the off chance that you keep it in the overhang or open space). Replace any corroded or broken channel pipes as they can be perfect reproducing ground for mosquitoes.

Ensuring your child not getting drenched in rainwater

It's not very difficult to control babies from not going out in the downpour. The struggles begin when your child begins crawling or learns to walk, as they can sneak out and enjoy getting drenched in the downpour. In earlier days, getting wet in the rain was an enjoyable activity of childhood but nowadays as a result of the high contamination, we can't expect downpour water to be clear and pathogen-free. Try not to let your kids play in the downpour. Pack a raincoat and waterproof shoes in their backpack. Whenever you are taking your little one to the shopping center, or a market, in the blustery season, carry along an umbrella and a raincoat.

Bathe your children immediately if your children get soaked in the rainwater

The shower will wash off any disease or germs that may have been passed on to your children. Likewise, abstain from making your child sit in the room with the AC switched on while wearing wet garments or undried hair so they don't fall sick.

Keep hydrated and drink clean water

Don't take any risks by having your children drink unfiltered water from roadside dhabas or shops. Ensure your water purifier is in flawless working condition and is adjusted routinely.

Check ventilation

Ensure cross-ventilation as it allows filtration that flushes out airborne microorganisms.

Keep the hand sanitizer handy

Enforce a strict routine where your child washes their hands frequently. Inculcate the habit of making them use and carry a hand sanitizer with them during travels. This is particularly important in the context of the recent pandemic.

Have soups

Includes soups in your children's diet that provide warmth to our body and helps fighting with harmful foreign objects in our bodies.

Vitamin C rich foods

Give vitamin C rich foods to your kids as Vitamin C is known to contain enzymes that are useful in fighting off influenza and other viruses that cause cold and flu.

Take flu and pneumonia shots

You must take it particularly in case you're children are asthmatic. Don't give antibiotics without prescription or recommendation from a doctor. Most diseases are viral and antibiotics help in dealing with bacteria only. Remain at home on the off chance that you're children are affected with any disease. It gives them the rest they need and doesn't make others get affected.

Pile on immunity boosters

Turmeric, nutmeg, tulsi, cardamom, and lemongrass can support your children's susceptible immune system and keep them from getting any monsoon infection.

Published on: 20th July 2020