Winter illnesses.

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My son has just recovered from common cold & cough and it was quite a difficult week for him and me. Though it is very common and quick illness to catch during the weather change, it takes a while to actually go, leaving your child really troubled.

Here are a few common illnesses that your child could catch ….
- Cold and cough
- Tummy troubles leading to diarrhoea, vomitting etc
- Ear ache/infection
- Fever
- Sore throat

How to keep the germs at bay.. few precautions

- Wash hands regularly before and after food , after getting home from school/daycare, after play /outdoor activity
- Eat warm/hot food when eating out , avoid salads, cold food
- Drink water/fluids to stay hydrated
- Drink bottled water or carry boiled and cooled water from home
- Keep your house clean and dust free as far as possible, but ensure there is good ventilation always
- A few minutes of sunshine in the early morning
- Ensure the woolens are clean and smell free

So if your child still catches the so called common cold or cough , dont panic, just go by the doc’s prescription with an added dose of cuddles and care. Your child will slowly build his immune system and be ready to tackle illnesses in future.

About reks

Rekha is a Marketing Manager based out of Bangalore and is a mommy to two kids. She is a busy mom who loves sharing her experiences with other mommies here. She is the cofounder of mommyswall.
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4 Responses to Winter illnesses.

  1. Rhea Gupta says:

    Hi! My toddler has faced the same issues- change in weather always causes her to get sick with a cold/cough and diarrhea seems to follow. I was recommended to give her Econorm, probiotic supplement to help build her immunity. Econorm (probiotics) are said to help metabolism, relieve and prevent diarrhea and vomiting. She has gained weight too! Its an easy addition that helps so much- can be mixed with curd or milk. Jaishri- its even supposed to help maintain smooth, elastic skin.

  2. reks says:

    true, I too had dry skin issues with Aby, Infact a few lotions dint suit him and would break into rashes.
    Have been using Aveeno moisturizing lotion for the last 3 yrs, its suits him well and serves the purpose too.
    Whatever lotion you use, apply it right after bath to lock in the moisture. And an oil massage is good for babies atleast till the age of one, after that you can do it as and when you have time .

  3. Jaishri says:

    Good one Reks, dry skin is another big issue with kids.Any remedies??

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