Children are quite prone to injuries while
playing. This cannot be avoided but we can be careful. Read about what should
you do when you suffer from skin problems like bites, blisters and burns.
are always running, hopping and jumping here and there. They handle things very
carelessly. Therefore, problems like bites, blisters and burns are very common
in them. If such problems occur, you must follow right remedies. Here is what
you can do if your child is suffering from skin problems like bites, blisters
child may be bitten by a dog, cat or another child. If this happens, call the
doctor immediately. Wash the wound with soap and water for about 15 minutes.
Try to stem the bleeding, if any, and cover the wound with a sterile bandage.
Do not apply antiseptic. The doctor may need to give your child a booster
tetanus shot or antibiotics if there is an infection. Special treatment may be
required if your child is bitten by a dog, cat or any other
Insect bites are also very common in children.
Usually, they are bitten by insects like mosquitoes, ants, bees, bugs, beetles
etc. You children may show mild reactions to these insect bites which may fade
away in sometime. However, in rare cases some children may develop severe
allergic reaction which is known as anaphylaxis. In case if you observe any
severe reaction, you must report to your doctor
How to prevent insect bites
Here are some things which you can do
to prevent insect bites in your
Keep your house and the surrounding areas clean as
insects are mainly attracted to dirt and filth.
Use safe insect repellent creams
which are recommended by your doctor.
Make your children wear full
sleeve shirts and full pants in order to prevent insect bites.
Use insect screens for your
Avoid taking your children near areas where water is
stagnated or garbage is accumulated.
any part of the body has been chafed, rubbed or burned, the skin forms a
blister as a protective measure. Do not prick a blister on any account. The blister
will subside naturally and the skin will become dry and
Children may also get blisters due to insect bites,
coming in contact with some foreign material, allergic reaction to certain
foods, bacterial or viral infections like chicken pox etc. Therefore, if the
blisters do not go away naturally with a day, it is a must to get them examined
by a doctor.
Tips for preventing blisters
a quick look at the tips for preventing blisters in
Avoid foods that cause blisters due to allergic
reaction in your child.
Do not make your child wear
tight-fitting clothes or shoes.
Avoid using products that trigger
allergic reaction in your child.
Encourage your child to drink
plenty of water.
Trim your childâ€™s finger nails
regularly so that harm will not be caused if your child scratches her
Make your child wear appropriate clothes when she has
to go out in sun.
the case of a minor burn, simply pour cold water over it; the colder the
better. Do not apply any ointment and never burst a blister.
The best treatment is to cover the injury with clean gauze or a fresh cotton
handkerchief. In the case of serious burns, you should immediately
take her to a hospital emergency room for proper
Tips for preventing
It is very important to be
extremely careful while cooking when your children are around. When you finish
cooking, keep the hot pans and vessels out of the reach of your children. Make
sure that you keep things like lighters, matchboxes, lighted diyas, candles
etc; out of your childrenâ€™s reach. Educate your children about how they can
keep themselves safe from fire and protect themselves from burns.
Keeping children safe is very important. Taking small
precautions can prevent big dangers. Therefore, it is a must to take right
preventive measures for protecting children from the dangers that are always
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