Spring is an exciting time of year when the weather starts to warm up more consistently. Accompanying the change in weather, however, is your child being more susceptible to viruses and colds. You might notice symptoms such as runny noses, coughing, fevers, congestion, or swelling. These colds and viruses can sometimes be accompanied by skin allergies. We always urge you to visit your doctor to identify the symptoms and appropriate treatment, but here are a few preventative tips to keep your child healthy and happy during these changes in weather!
- Ensure circulation of the air inside the house and continuous exposure of your child’s clothes and bedding to the sun.
- Reducing going outside in dusty, stormy, and extremely hot days at the beginning of spring season.
- Continuous washing of your child’s hands and body after a dusty day or being outdoors.
- Increasing your child’s immunity through foods rich in vitamin C, such as citrus.
Finally, do not worry if you notice your child catching a cold or a virus more frequently during this time of year. The change in weather along with more frequent colds and viruses at nurseries and schools are the main cause of this. Be sure to take above advice, ensure cleanliness and healthy eating, and always consult your child’s physician regarding symptoms and appropriate treatment.