Summer means schools being over children stay at home or
spend time as they want. This needs lot of attention and attentiveness which is
no always possible for working parents. However, if you are aware of the common
illnesses in summer season you can take the preventive measures and make your
kids enjoy the vacation at the fullest.
If your child is feeling fatigued most of the time in summer,
do not panic because it can be due to the summer season. It can also be because
your child is suddenly free from the tight routine of going to school and
coping with the studies and home works and so he is feeling lazy and fatigued
too. However, there are certain common infections that occur in summer and you
should be familiar with them and the causes and symptoms too.
Common illnesses in
Here are some of the common summer
illnesses which can be observed in children.
happen if anyone goes out in sun without taking proper care of hydrating
himself. Sudden exposure to heat can give heatstroke
and the person suffers from fever, sometime very high too.
The body heat most often erupts in the form of boils on
different parts of the body. Take proper and professional advice in this case.
In addition to sun allergy and heat allergy there are many
other types of allergies
seen in small children and adults too.
Water Borne Diseases
Water borne diseases like cholera, typhoid,
jaundice, dysentery, amoebiosis, diarrhea and many more are commonly seen especially
among those who are used to eating outdoors.
Food Borne Diseases
Bacteria thrive in warm and moist environment and so food poisoning
and occurrence of diseases due to food infection is more during summer days.
Accumulation of water here and there generates the number of
mosquitoes and hence dengue, malaria and other diseases caused by mosquito bite
are commonly seen.
This is one of the diseases caused by viruses found in
summer. Children feel slight throat infection and fever. Meningitis and/or
paralysis occur within few days. Thankfully, if your child has been vaccinated,
you do not have to worry about this.
Tips for Preventing
Summer Illnesses in Children
- Avoid giving
cut fruits and food items from roadside vendors to your children. Also
avoid cooking spicy and fried food items for children. Stick to fresh
fruits, green vegetables and fresh fruit juices.
your children to increase intake of water. Make sure that the water is
properly purified and free from germs and viruses.
lot of fluid when traveling or when going outdoors for a long time with
food rich in fiber to your kids. Pay attention to their diet and right
- Give lemon
juice, coconut water and other natural fluids to your children as they
help in hydrating from within. They have lots of nutrition that your child’s
body needs at this time.
your child wear light weighted and loose fitting clothes preferably made
of natural fibers.
with your kids early in the morning or late evening to avoid over
Since you are aware of the common illnesses during summer
season, you should take necessary precautions to keep your child healthy and
safe. Make sure you take care of sun safety, water safety and avoid insect
bites during summer season.
Pay attention to intake of water and nutritious diet in
summer. Increase intake of fresh fruits and insist on making your children take
minimum two baths daily to stay cool and infection free.