India and monsoons have a very beautiful relationship. From farmers, shopkeepers and even the common man – everyone waits for monsoons with baited breath. It is all because the long summer spell finally comes to an end and paves the way for lush green water filled fields. Kids aren’t further behind in this, as water is their best friend. Kids and their love for monsoons can very well be attributed to the cosmic connection between kids and water. I guess that is the very reason they don’t want to come out of their water tubs post their bath routines!
While the enjoyment levels of kids soar during monsoons, it should also to be kept in mind that there are whole lot of mosquito-borne diseases on the rise. Monsoons are all about overflowing puddles, which means that there are high chances that water will get accumulated in certain nooks and corners of your locality. This results in standing water, which in turn becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Malaria, chikungunya and dengue are some of the most common diseases caused by mosquito bites worldwide. Quite recently it has been observed that people are getting affected by dengue fever at an alarming rate. dengue is caused by the virus spread by the Aedes mosquito. The mosquito breeds very quickly in wet and humid conditions. The tropical weather of India is also a very favourable condition for the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.
Following are the most common symptoms of dengue:
1. High Fever – High fever up to 104 degrees Celsius is one of the first signs of dengue. While high fever can be a symptom of another disease as well, it is best to go for a blood test to confirm the presence of dengue.
2. Appearance of rashes – The appearance of rashes along with high fever is one of the confirmed signs and symptoms of dengue.
3. Frequent head aches and chills – If your kid is not his usual self and is complaining about sudden chills, you might as well get him checked for dengue.
4. Vomiting – Vomiting is another common symptom when your kid might have the virus. Because vomiting can also be a sign of food poisoning, it is best to consult your paediatrician, to be double sure.
A kid is more susceptible to dengue because the immune system is not well developed if we compare it to that of an adult. Therefore, it is always best to adopt some safeguarding tips which will help to protect them from those nasty mosquito bites:
1. Make sure that there is no standing water around your home and local neighbourhood.
2. It is next to impossible to ask our little ones to stay back at home when it’s their evening play time. Always apply Goodknight’s Fabric Roll-On to their clothes before they step out of home. This product is 100% natural and protects them for 8 hours.
3. While you are indoors, you can use Goodknight Fast Card and get instant relief from mosquitoes which could have sneaked into your home. It leaves a very pleasant fragrance and is pretty affordable – at one rupee per card.
4. One can also switch on Goodknight’s Activ+ System which comes in dual mode and provides protection in all corners of the room.
We are sure all these tips will help you in keeping your little ones protected from nasty mosquitoes and if you are getting paranoid – don’t be! Just be aware and informed of the various symptoms of dengue.