- Stagnant water provides a breeding ground for dengue mosquito
- Add immunity-boosting foods to your kids' diet
- Do not store water at your home in pots or utensils
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that typically spreads during the monsoon season in India. Dengue affects many each year but it can be effectively controlled with some preventive measures. It can affect any age group and children are at an equal risk. Since the immune system of kids is still being developed, their chances of a getting severe fever and other symptoms is higher. Since, it is quite challenging to control mosquito bites during monsoons it becomes crucial to follow some preventive measures. Also, there is no vaccination that can help you keep your children safe from dengue fever. So, what you can do is just follow these useful tips that can help you protect your children from dengue fever.
Ways to protect children from dengue
1. Know the symptoms
Better knowledge about the symptoms of dengue can help you control the dengue on time. It will help you provide the right treatment on time to your children. High fever, headache, vomiting, pain behind the eyes, fatigue, skin rash are some symptoms of dengue fever. If you notice these symptoms in your children so not ignore these and consult a doctor immediately.
2. Use repellent
There are multiple repellents available these days that can help keep mosquitoes away. There are some products that are especially meant for children and do not leave any negative effect on their skin.
3. Keep indoors safe
You must keep your indoors safe as well. Keep all the corner of the house clean. Do not keep standing water inside your home. Avoid storing water in pots or utensils. You can also add mosquito-repelling plants to your garden.
4. Add immunity-boosting foods to diet
Strong immunity means better protection against diseases. A strong immunity system ensures strength to fight against dengue fever. You can add immunity-boosting foods to your kids' diet. Some of include yogurt, turmeric, ginger, garlic, spinach, citrus foods and almonds.
5. Cover your children properly
Make your child wear full-sleeved, loose clothes for better protection. It is hard to keep kids indoors all the time. Therefore, prepare your children well. Avoid wearing body-hugging clothes as these allow mosquitoes to bite easily.
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