The autumn has arrived and with it the lowest temperatures and dry weather begin to appear. Soon we will be in winter, so you need to know how to prepare to receive these seasons. This time of year propels several health problems mainly in our babies, who still do not have all the antibodies necessary to immunize them from these ills. Baby health is a delicate factor to deal with, so it is important to pay attention to the signs at times of greatest risk.
The months of May and June are the months that register the largest share of pediatric hospitalizations in hospitals throughout Brazil, and this does not happen by chance. Viruses are easier to procreate in cold times, in the driest air, and we end up suffering the consequences. For this reason, all care is little when it comes to the baby’s health. To face the cold season that is approaching, see how to prevent the most common diseases and enjoy the cold with more health for your baby and your family!
Can you tell the difference between the flu and the cold? Although they have similar symptoms, the flu tends to be even stronger. It is caused by the influenza virus, and symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough and nasal congestion. The cold can be caused by many different types of viruses, the most common being rhinovirus and adenovirus. Unlike the cold, flu can be prevented with vaccination, offered from 6 months of the baby’s life and free of charge on the public network for children up to 5 years old.
Rhinitis is another problem that affects our little ones at this time of year. It is characterized by allergic episodes related to dust and mildew in most cases, but it is important to note that each one presents different symptoms according to the origin of the problem. To avoid this discomfort, try to remove from the environment objects that accumulate dust, such as carpets and stuffed animals. Keep the baby’s room clean and airy.
Other recurrent diseases in the colder months include sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma, conjunctivitis, pharyngitis, amygdalitis… And so it’s essential that all moms and dads know how to prepare for this period and protect their baby’s health. Remember to consult a doctor if you notice any abnormalities.
One of the best ways to keep your baby warm on the coldest days is to pay special attention to his clothes. Not overdoing it is essential – prefer to make layers of warm clothes, wearing a bodysuit, pee-pee and overalls, for example. Choose soft fabrics that do not harm your baby’s skin and provide more mobility.
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