Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Common childhood ailments

How to avoid them
Know how best to prevent the illnesses commonly contracted by kids

No one likes to see their children fall ill, but unfortunately, it is part and parcel of growing up. As a parent, how familiar are you with the illnesses that are commonly contracted by children and do you know how best to prevent these? Here is a quick run-down of some common ailments and some tips on how to prevent them from afflicting your family.
  1. Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)
  2. Common Cold 
  3. Influenza
  4. Gastroentritis
  5. Chickenpox
It is difficult to avoid all such common illnesses in kids, but in order to keep the family healthy and happy, prevention is often the best form of protection. Here are some tips on how steps you can take to keep diseases at bay:
  1. Keep hands clean
  2. Maintain an active lifestyle
  3. Get sufficient sleep
  4. Maintain a healthy diet
  5. Get vaccinated