Insect bites If your little one has the habit of playing outdoors
all the day, it means that s/he is more likely to get bitten
bugs. Though itís unusual to catch anything from bites, but they
surely cause itchy lumps and make the child extremely restless.
A cold flannel on the bite often works wonder. Using an ice pack
or frozen peas is also effective. However, do not put the ice
directly on the infected area, as many people do.
Stop your child being a target for insects. Make sure they cover
up, especially at dawn and dusk, when the little critters are
the most active.
You may take help from various insect repellents to protect the
kids from potential bites. An age old method is to have a garlic
tablets. It ensures that your skin stays off the insect menu.
The daily traffic and unhygienic conditions around us often
plays havoc for asthma sufferers as most of the asthma attacks
are caused by smoke and animals.
On a hot day, donít let your child play out as this could
trigger an exercise induced asthma attack. And for asthma prone
children, stick to activities with short burst of energy like
yoga, swimming or walking.
Also, tell your kids to leave their footwear outside the door as
this will avoid bringing dirt and other allergy causing
particles into house. Washing your childís hair before bed time
can stop allergies picked up during the day from transferring to
Donít let your child stepped out without putting on at least
factor 15 with both UVA and UVB protection. Apply the sun screen
lotion half an hour before so it had time to sink in. Babies
under 12 months should be kept in the shade.
To treat mind sun burn, make sure your kids stays in shade until
it has healed. Then cool off with a shower and re-hydrate the
kidís body. Also, make sure your kids use appropriate lotion in
the future to prevent sunburn.
Sweating too much in the sun cause sweat glands to block leading
itchy irritation. Babiesí and young people sweat glands are
underdeveloped so they can be more prone to prickly heat.
Cotton is one of the most comfortable materials to wear and
calamine lotion soothes irritation.
For a family day out give everyone a bottle of water. When
temperature soars, babies, infants, and young children are most
at risk, if they become dehydrated.
Water should always come first in priority. Re-hydrating sachets
are available at chemist to help. Sport energy drinks can
provide a quick fix.