How to Protect your baby this Monsoon - Tips & Precautions

Jul 01, 2023, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Keep your child healthy during the rainy season!

Monsoon, the time when we all enjoy the refreshing rain after a hot summer, can be pleasant and calming. But it also brings some not-so-pleasant things - like diseases! During this rainy season, many people, especially children, can get sick because their immunity is not as strong as adults. As parents, it's natural to worry about protecting your little ones. So, why not join a live session where you can learn about the most common infections and diseases that can affect babies and children during the monsoon? You'll also find out ways to keep your child safe and healthy.

The rainy season poses several health risks for children due to increased humidity and waterlogged conditions, which create breeding grounds for mosquitoes, bacteria, and viruses. One of the most common illnesses during this time is the flu or common cold, which spreads easily among kids in schools and daycare centers. Moreover, waterborne diseases like cholera, typhoid, and gastroenteritis become more prevalent during monsoons, mainly due to contaminated water sources.

In the live session, you'll learn how to identify the symptoms of these illnesses early on. Early detection is crucial, as prompt medical attention can prevent complications and ensure a speedy recovery for your child.

The expert will provide practical tips on building your child's immunity during the monsoon. A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and immune-boosting nutrients, along with regular exercise, can significantly strengthen your child's immune system. Additionally, maintaining proper hygiene practices, such as washing hands frequently, can minimize the risk of infections.

Apart from infectious diseases, the monsoon can also exacerbate respiratory issues like asthma and allergies. Understanding how to manage these conditions and creating a safe environment for your child at home can ease their discomfort during this season.

Let's make this rainy season a happy and illness-free time for your children! See you at the live session!

Dr. Narmada Ashok, Senior Pediatrician, Nalam Medical Centre & Hospital, Sathuvachari, Vellore

Senior Pediatrician

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