The chilly weather ushers in cooler climes and unpredictable temperatures and can make children with weak immune systems more prone to illnesses and ailments.
Be worry-free with this quick guide to the most common health concerns your child may encounter this cold season and how to manage them:
1. Common Cold and Fever
The common cold is not exclusive to the holiday season, so you probably know the drill: lots of fluid and rest can help soothe a mild fever and congestion. Make sure germs don’t spread and infect other members of the family by ensuring your child keeps hands clean by frequent hand washing using soap and clean running water. Have them cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing. Most children bounce back from a cold within a few days.
2. Tummy Troubles
Stomach troubles can range from diarrhea, constipation, hyperacidity to indigestion, among others, and may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and a generally uncomfortable feeling. The most probable cause includes overindulging during all the holiday feasts so keep tabs on what your child eats especially when you’re not at home. If you are cooking, make sure to refrigerate leftovers right away.
3. Annoying Allergies
Sneezing, skin rashes, and swelling – these are often signs of possible allergic reactions. Some of the common triggers (or sources of allergies) are decor, dust mites, food, pets, mold, or mildew. Because it may be too cold to play outdoors, children usually prefer to stay cooped up inside the house and these indoor triggers are often the allergy culprits. The key is in knowing what your child is sensitive to, and making sure they avoid these triggers. Keep the house clean and wash your child’s hands and face frequently.
4. Holiday Stress
When there are holidays, usually you and the kids hit the mall, visit family and friends, and even travel, and these can take a toll on your child’s stress levels. While these can definitely not be avoided, you can minimize the effects by sticking to your child’s usual routine as much as possible. Get them to sleep at around the same time at night, and give time for afternoon naps as well. When children are relaxed and well rested, their immune system stays strong, making them less prone to sickness.
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