Health experts advise precautions for children during monsoon season

Common ailments during the monsoon include colds, diarrhea, and skin infections. Other symptoms such as headaches, fever are also prevalent.
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Pune: The arrival of the monsoon season has brought with it a surge in illnesses among children due to increased humidity. Health experts report a rise in cases of colds and fevers among young patients and emphasize the importance of taking preventive measures.

Common ailments during the monsoon include colds, diarrhea, and skin infections. Other symptoms such as headaches, fever, constipation, and loss of appetite are also prevalent. Additionally, there has been a notable increase in cases of dengue, malaria, and chikungunya.

Dr. Sanjay Nagarkar, a health expert, stresses the importance of not ignoring these symptoms and seeking medical advice promptly. The proliferation of mosquitoes and flies during this season, along with the damp environment, contributes to the spread of diseases through contaminated food and water.

Dr. Abhimanyu Sengupta, a pediatrician, highlighted the risks associated with children playing in rainwater and emphasized the need for parents to prevent such activities. Ensuring that rainwater does not accumulate around homes is crucial in reducing the risk of disease. By following these guidelines, parents can help protect their children from common monsoon-related illnesses and ensure a healthier season.

Recently, residents of Gokhalenagar and Janwadi were getting supply of muddy and foul-smelling water from their taps. A lot of students from the North-Eastern states of India, and studying in various colleges of Pune, reside in this area. For the past eight to ten days, homes in the areas around Ota Ghar, and Ekta Society, near Janwadi Masjid, were receiving contaminated water.

Precautionary Measures for the Monsoon Season:

  • Use purified drinking water.

  • Avoid consuming exposed or stale food.

  • Boil drinking water before use.

  • Consult a doctor immediately if symptoms of cold, fever, or diarrhea appear.

  • Do not store water for more than five days.

  • Keep the surroundings clean and free of stagnant water.

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