Thursday, April 20, 2023

Ways to protect your child from colds in the summer



Infection of children with influenza in the summer:

Your child may be exposed to influenza in the summer, despite the high temperatures and humidity of the air, but this may happen due to a sudden change from one atmosphere to another, such as when your child is in the hot weather outside and then moves once into the house in an air-conditioned place and becomes infected With a cold, or by sleeping with the fan running all night without a cover, he catches a cold.

Reasons for your child getting colds in the summer:

Air conditioning is the main cause of colds, due to the transition from extreme cold in the house due to air conditioning or to hot weather or vice versa, as the body’s immunity decreases and becomes more sensitive to the air virus, and the sudden change in the atmosphere causes injury to the mucous membranes of the entrances to the respiratory system in the nose and throat that They are the main cause of colds, especially if the air conditioners are not subject to regular maintenance and continuous hygiene.

As well as exposure to the fan all the time after being in very hot places or sleeping and turning the fan directly on your child while sleeping, all of these factors lead to colds in the summer.

Methods of prevention:

  • Ensure that the room is ventilated with natural air from windows or balconies daily, before and after turning on the air conditioning or fan.
  • Keep your child away from air conditioning and fans as much as possible, and turn them off a while before going out to equalize the weather outside.
  • Dress your child in cotton clothes suitable for the weather, so do not add too many layers of clothes because he is sitting in an air-conditioned room, or reduce them very much, and the weather becomes cold for him.
  • Make sure that your child is not exposed to different temperatures quickly, but the temperatures must be graduated so that his body gets used to it.
  • Reduce his intake of ice cream during the summer, as it has been proven that it is one of the causes of cold in it.
  • Make sure that the temperature of the air conditioner is between 25 and 27 degrees Celsius, and the fan is on medium speed only.
  • Feel your child's limbs from time to time and make sure that they are not hot or cold, and do not put him in a direct position in front of the fan or air conditioner.
  • Stay away as much as possible from crowded places, where influenza patients can be present, to prevent transmission of infection to him.