Effective Measures to Be Taken Against Summer Diseases in Children

Effective Measures to be Taken Against Summer Sickness in Children
Effective Measures to Be Taken Against Summer Diseases in Children

prof. Dr. Aziz Polat explained 10 effective measures that can be taken to prevent summer diseases, and made important warnings and suggestions. Stating that factors such as traveling in the summer heat, staying in the sun for a long time, changes in the place and climate, and nutritional changes affect the health of children negatively, he said, “Sunburn and heat stroke, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, ear and eye infections, urinary tract infections, summer We often encounter problems such as the flu and air conditioner strikes. However, it is possible for children and their families not to turn into a nightmare, and to have a holiday away from diseases, with some precautions," he says.

drink plenty of water

Due to heat and humidity, the body's water loss and water need increase. For this reason, breastfeed your baby more often, and make sure that children drink 1,3-2 liters of water every day, depending on their age and weight.

Make a medicine bag

Make sure to take any child medicine you may need on vacation with you. Painkillers and antipyretic syrups, sunscreens, insect repellants, rash, burn and allergy creams applied to the skin, thermometer, band-aid, ice pack should be with you.

protect from sun

Pay attention to the time and time your children stay in the sun, as sunstroke is very common in children in summer. Harmful ultraviolet rays in the sun can cause skin burns in the short term and skin cancer in the long term. Therefore, be sure to apply sunscreen half an hour before going out in the sun. Take precautions to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun with sunglasses, hats and clothes.

Take care of cleanliness

Be careful not to eat vegetables and fruits without washing them thoroughly. Make sure the water is clean. Toilet hygiene is very important in facilities. Use sufficiently chlorinated and not crowded pools, swim in the clean sea. Pay attention to hand, foot, skin and body cleaning. Shower children often. Thanks to these, many microbial diseases will be prevented.

Eat healthy

Breakfast should be indispensable in child nutrition. Prefer milk, eggs, cheese, honey, butter, tomatoes, cucumbers, greens, wholemeal or whole wheat bread, fresh juice. If he drinks tea, it should be open. Instead of greasy, fried heavy meals or fast food, have vegetable-based, olive oil, easy-to-digest meals. Meals should be daily and should not be kept outside for a long time. Especially chicken, milk and cream cakes can easily spoil in the heat and cause food poisoning. Yogurt, tzatziki and fruit can be consumed between meals. Ice cream can be eaten 1-2 balls a day. Keep away from sugar, chocolate, chips, and junk foods as they are harmful to health and can cause diarrhea, especially in summer.

Pay attention to the air conditioner

prof. Dr. Aziz Polat “Children cannot adapt to sudden temperature changes. The room should not be too cool, the temperature should be set at 18-21 degrees. The air conditioner should not be operated for a long time while the children are in the room. Do not stand in front of the air conditioner. There may be flu-like symptoms, runny nose, nasal congestion, dryness in the throat, pain and cough due to the effect of air conditioning. Some germs can be transmitted from poorly cleaned air conditioners and cause lung infections.

Change your swimsuit or bikini

Especially since girls are more prone to urinary tract infection; It is very important that the pool and sea are clean, not staying in the water for a long time, changing wet clothes immediately, taking frequent showers, cleaning the toilet well, not keeping urine for a long time, and treating constipation if there is any. Apply to the hospital in case of pain during urination, frequent urination, blood in the urine, fever, abdominal pain, vomiting.

follow closely

Monitor children closely for accidents and drownings, and be nearby for emergency response. Never leave small children alone. Call 112 immediately for emergency assistance.

Take precautions against pests

Insect repellent apparatus or mosquito net can be used in the room against mosquito bites. Take precautions to prevent insects such as bees, insects and scorpions from approaching children.

Ensure sleep pattern

Children's sleep patterns change during the holidays. However, children need enough sleep (10-12 hours) to grow and rest. For regular sleep, the room temperature should not be too cold or too hot, evening meals should not be delayed and heavy, the room should be quiet and dim, nothing should be eaten close to bedtime. Make sure that the phone and tablet are also turned off two hours before bedtime.

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