Summer Season and related diseases.

Summer Season and related diseases.

Summer days are not only  days to enjoy, but these are  also the days to welcome illness.

Dear parents, please go through all the illness and their prevention:

  • Food poisoning

 During summer many experiences food poisoning, because bacteria will cultivate well in the warm, moist poisoning

Food poisoning can be prevented by frequently washing your hands and cooking surfaces, and also cooking foods to their proper temperature and promptly refrigerating leftovers.


  • Viral infection

A viral infection is more in this season, no matter what activity you engage in, it’s important to protect yourself against common infection in this season of heat and dust.

Varicella (chickenpox) infection, dengue is common in this season.

  • The best way to prevent chickenpox is to get the chickenpox vaccine and make your kids stay away from school / day-care if they’re not feeling well, in that way we can prevent the spread of airborne viral infections.
  • Always keep yourself nourished; to prevent the ill-effects of summer.
  • Once in a while drink tulsi water or jeera water.
  • Keep yourself hydrated.

Mosquito-borne infections like dengue fever, malaria, and yellow fever are common in the summer, specifically late summer and early autumn. Aedes (dengue) mosquitoes typically bite day time.

How to prevent mosquito bite:

  • Keep your home and surroundings mosquito free as far as possible, mosquitos can breed from stagnant water like a gutter, pond, etc.
  • Close all windows and doors with mesh windows open for air circulation.
  • Try to avoid artificial and synthetic repellents that are not good for babies and pregnant ladies, instead use natural repellent which is available in the market.
  • Sleep under mosquito nets.


  •     Eye infection:

 During summer ultraviolet rays cause sunburned cornea, increased risk of cataracts.

  • Sunglasses are recommended for kids of all ages who can handle the glass properly. Purchase sunglasses which can filter both UVB and UVA rays.
  • Keep yourself cool and hydrated.


  • Bacterial and Fungal infection:

Bacterial infection includes – ear infections such as swimmer’s ear and skin infection like furuncles (boils).

  • Get a child’s ears dried thoroughly after exposure to moisture from swimming or bathing. Only the outer ear should be made dried, wiping it slowly and gently with a soft towel or cloth – by doing this it will prevent swimmers ear infection.

Fungal infection generally happens when the wet parts of the body become easy targets for fungi, causing rashes and itching sensation.

  • Regular baths and wearing clean clothes can prevent these infections.


  • Heat rashes:

This occurs when the skin’s sweat glands are blocked and the sweat produced cannot get to the surface of the skin to evaporate.

Heat rash looks like small bumps and blisters; the skin turns red which leads to prickly sensation. It normally clears up on its own after a few days, but in some situations, we need to visit a doctor.

The commonplace for prickly heat to occur is face, neck, shoulder, and chest. It can affect anyone, but children’s are more likely to have it than adults.

Suggestion: During these times calamine lotion can be used to reduce the symptoms of redness, irritation, and swelling or you can apply talcum powder but do not overdo it especially for babies.

Before applying calamine lotion take suggestions from your doctor.

Ensure the child is hydrated and sweat free.

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Summer is here Momsters- Stay 2H- Hydrated and Healthy

Summer is here Momsters- Stay 2H- Hydrated and Healthy

Great summer greetings to all dear MoMsters and their little wonders!

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I know, few might be enjoying the summer season while others might be counting days to welcome the next one. You are enjoying or not but you might be worried about the scorching summer which can make you sweat, get dehydrated and a few heat rashes.

Here are some suggestions to keep you and your kids comfortable in the heat. This is also useful for pregnant ladies.

During summer getting dehydrated is very common.

Symptoms of dehydration.

symptoms of dehydration

  • Thirst
  • Dry lips and mouth
  • Dry skin
  • Tiredness
  • Irritability and cranky babies
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Dark strong smelling urine.

(If urine is light yellow in color and clear, it usually means that you are getting enough to drink. If the urine is dark yellow with strong smell then it is a sign of dehydration) – applies for both adults and babies.

  • For infants no wet diapers in three hours.

It is important to keep baby comfortable in summer. In hot weather, babies are at the risk of heat rash, dehydration, sunburn and heat stroke. Babies become overheated much more quickly than adults.


Hydration is vital to our overall health and well-being. During hot and humid weather you should increase fluid intake, when it’s hot and sunny you will lose more water from sweating. Even when you are not roaming around you will lose water.

Generally hydration controls

  • your body temperature
  • aids digestion
  • carries nutrients around your body
  • flush out wastes
  • cushions organs and joints.

A few tips can help you to stay hydrated and makes you feel cool.

  • Children are less tolerant of high climatic heat stress than adults and also babies are prone to a lot of sweating. A babybaby drinking water is dehydrated if they take less milk. Therefore, keep infants below 6 months hydrated with frequent breastfeeding. Babies older than 6 months can be offered fresh home-made juice to battle the heat.
  • Drink a glass of water when you wake up each morning.
  • kids drinking waterDon’t ignore thirst, drink water or another healthy drink when you feel thirsty.
  • People who are sensitive to refrigerated water can use mud pot fowaterr the storage of water. (Water kept in mud pots quench thirst better than cold water or ice creams.)
  • Don’t wait for your child to tell you he or she is thirsty. Make them drink water at regular mother offering water to kidintervals. Children are too busy playing to know they are thirsty. They will continue to play no matter what. Don’t wait for them to ask you for water, get them to drink regularly.

For babies above 7-month purchase sipper cupbaby drinking water which is non-spill design and free of BPA plastic.

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Instead of making juice eat fruits directly because blending fruits destroy a few % of nutrients that are present in eating oranges
  • Offer food with high water content, for example, watermelon, muskmelon, soups, cucumber, and tomatoes.
  • If children are traveling outside, squeeze a lemon in water and keep that bottle with you.

These are general tips to stay hydrated and healthy during summer. Now we will proceed towards the main discussion about the diseases which are welcomed by summer season. Pregnant ladies and New Moms and Babies should read these points to get some idea about it. It will help in coping with such diseases or preventing those diseases to ruin your summer season. 

Have a wonderful and healthy Summer days.