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Monsoon healthcare for your child

Monsoon is here! The rains have started to bring a welcome respite from the heat that had left us parched. While the rain has brought much-awaited relief, it has also brought along with it weather that impacts immunity in children. They become susceptible to several airborne and waterborne diseases like common cold, viral fever, stomach disorder etc. The best thing now is to make them follow a particular routine that will help keep all these problems at bay.

To start with, provide a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals to your child to boost their immunity. Serve them fruits like lichee, blackberry, cherries, papaya, banana, dry fruits like walnuts, almonds, dates, prunes and use spices like garlic, ginger, peppercorn to improve digestion. Avoid raw salad or fruits cut beforehand as those are prone to carrying germs. We suggest you avoid cooking leafy vegetables for them, as they act as breeding grounds for larvae, worms etc in this season. Or if you do, make sure that you thoroughly check them before cooking. Take special care with vegetables like cauliflower and cabbage, which also tend to carry pests. Drinking copious amounts of hot soup will help in building your child’s immunity. Fresh, homemade food should be preferred to outside food cooked in conditions unknown.

Since monsoon sees children falling sick from waterborne diseases, it is advised to make your child drink boiled or purified water. If you are traveling, make him drink bottled water to avoid stomach disorders.

One of the biggest attractions for children in monsoon is playing in puddles and mud. Stagnant puddles are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Keep your child away from them. Make them use proper footwear before stepping out to play. They should not go out barefoot. Make sure they wash their hands and feet thoroughly after coming home. This is a habit that they should practice every day though, irrespective of the time of the year.

Though it’s fun to get wet in the rain, too many occurrences may end up with your child catching cold. Make sure they go out with a raincoat or an umbrella. In case they get wet, they should come home and change to dry clothes as early as possible. Keeping them warm and dry would make sure that they stay healthy this season.

Do not let the rains dampen your or your child’s spirits this monsoon. Just remember to take all the precautions and have fun!

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