Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Tips to protect your child from infection with winter diseases

Young children and winter illnesses:

Many mothers suffer throughout the winter from the illness of their children, so that some mothers visit the pediatrician before the start of the winter season, to obtain tips to protect their children during this period, to protect them from the most famous winter diseases that may affect them.

Prevention of winter diseases:

  • We will show you some tips and habits that will help your child to prevent them during the winter season.
  • Follow the necessary vaccinations for your child, including seasonal influenza, pneumococcal and bacterial influenza vaccinations, which are among the most important ways to protect your child during the winter season.
  • Pay attention to the cleanliness of the house and the personal hygiene of your child, especially washing hands frequently during the day, and also wash your hands well with soap and water before meeting his requirements.
  • Prevent smoking at home, and protect your child from exposure to secondhand smoke.

How to raise the infant's immunity to face winter diseases:

Make sure to raise his immunity by:
  • Go to bed early and get at least 8 hours of sleep.
  • Encourage your son to exercise and follow a healthy diet.
  • Medicines that naturally raise immunity based on the doctor’s prescription, especially if your child suffers from frequent infections during the winter, and are given in the form of a three-month course of treatment at the beginning of autumn.
  • Giving him iron supplements if he suffers from iron deficiency anemia, because of its important role in raising immunity naturally.
  • Make your child transition from warm to cold weather gradually, so he does not leave a room with a fireplace directly outside the house.
  • Separate your child as much as possible from children or adults with respiratory infections.
  • Consult a doctor with the onset of autumn if your child suffers from seasonal allergic rhinitis or chest, to prescribe the appropriate preventive treatment for you.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if any of the following symptoms occur:
1- A very high temperature.
2- Severe cough in children or mild in infants.
3- Two approaches with feeding, exertion, or during sleep.

Despite the winter problems that children are exposed to, following the doctor's instructions and applying the previous advice will make you and your child spend a quiet winter away from the doctors' offices.