Monsoon Season – Time to Have Fun with Caution!
The monsoon showers are eagerly awaited by children and their parents alike. It brings respite from the scorching summer heat and rejuvenates all of us. It also brings with it a plethora of diseases like dengue, malaria, typhoid, viral hepatitis, leptospirosis to name a few. It is important to take some precautions to stay safe and enjoy the rains to the fullest. Here is a list of simple do’s and don’ts for the safety of everyone especially the cute little ones:
- Ensure mosquito-proof doors and windows are kept closed, especially during dawn and dusk.
- Use mosquito repellents (spray in the dark corners like under the bad, behind the curtains etc.)
- Check for breeding sites for Aedes mosquitoes (any container with stagnant water ) at home.
- Use mosquito nets, the malaria-causing mosquitoes bites mostly at midnight and early hours of the morning.
- Wear light coloured, full clothes while going outside during dawn and dusk, this is the time when the mosquitoes causing dengue bite.
- Give your little ones boiled/ RO purified water in a water bottle when they go out to play.
- Wash hands frequently, before and after having food and after going to the toilet.
- Give your kid drinking water for brushing their teeth.
- Don’t let water accumulate in containers in and around the household. It will prevent the breeding of Aedes, the mosquitoes which spread dengue.
- Don’t let your child play in accumulated rainwater.
- Avoid eating outside food especially uncovered food items.
- Don’t eat pre-peeled fruits available outside.
- Avoid adding ice to soft drinks, juices while having them outside in restaurants/ food stalls.
- Don’t ignore any fever in the little ones, especially fever with body aches/ any bleeding.
- Strictly avoid taking NSAIDs like ibuprofen, diclofenac for fever unless directed by your doctor. Take only paracetamol for fever.
Have a safe and fun-filled monsoon!
Dr. Sandhya Soneja
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