Can weather changes make kids sick?

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Posted at Oct 26 2022 02:39 PM

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Children are back to face-to-face classes and they are enjoying going to school every day, meeting their friends and classmates. However, a lot of moms are worried for their children's safety as the rains have yet to stop and the typhoons that are entering the country are lining up. Moms, parents, and guardians are asking: can these weather changes make my kids sick?

According to a family medicine expert the temperature does not make a person sick, but changes in weather condition may predispose a person to getting sick. This is because the body is not as effective at fighting an illness when cold air enters the nose and upper airways. Moreover, some sicknesses thrive in cold and wet conditions, so they have more living and breathing ground for survival.

Some sicknesses that may affect children during cold or rainy seasons are: colds, cough with phlegm, and flu. Dengue may also be a problem since there may be stagnant water where the mosquitos that carry the Dengue virus can live in. Even during summer, the Dengue virus can be a threat to anyone as long as the mosquitos have a place where they can multiply.

So, with all the sicknesses going around that may possibly affect our children, how do moms, parents, and guardians be ready for them? Make sure to have a bag that will contain everything you may need even before your child gets sick. The 'mom scout kit' will come in handy for any situation and here is what it should contain:

Immunity booster

Make sure that your child takes vitamin C with zinc daily with proper diet, exercise, and complete rest you may double your child's protection. Give them (Ascorbic Acid Sodium Ascorbate Zinc) Ceelin Plus everyday – each 5mL teaspoon contains 100mg of Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) and 27.44mg of Zinc which may help a child's body to fight free radicals or toxins that may possibly harm the body or make one sick. 

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Moms, parents, and guardians may give (Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate, Zinc) Ceelin Plus to their kids before they leave the house for school and even on weekends when they are at home to help keep their immune system strong, along with proper diet and healthy activities.

Be ready to deal with the cold, cough with phlegm, or flu

It may be inevitable at times that children will really catch a cold, cough with phlegm, or flu, so parents need to be ready when this happens. In your mom scout kit make sure you have (Paracetamol) Biogesic for Kids, (Carbocisteine) Pambatang Solmux, and (Phenylephrine HCI, Chlorphenamine Maleate, Paracetamol) Pambatang Neozep.

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(Paracetamol) Biogesic for Kids is a yummy tasting paracetamol formula in syrup form for kids 0-12 years old. It also comes in two flavors: strawberry and orange. It is used to help fight against fever, headache, and for the relief of minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, sore throat, and toothache. It can also be given to children post immunization or those who are suffering from Dengue, as prescribed by a doctor. 

Sometimes fever may be accompanied by a cough with phlegm, when this happens parents may give their children – (Carbocisteine) Pambatang Solmux. Carbocisteine has the ability to help make phlegm less thick and sticky which may possibly makes it easy for children to expel phlegm and breathe easily.

Children who catch a cold may take (Phenylephrine HCI, Chlorphenamine Maleate, Paracetamol) Pambatang Neozep to help relieve clogged nose, runny nose, postnasal drip, itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, headache, body aches, and fever associated with the common cold, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, flu, and other minor respiratory tract infections. It may also help decongest sinus openings and passages, thus providing relief from headache as well.

When children are given immediate relief from their sickness, they may get back to school faster and their illnesses do not have to be severe.

Fight allergies

Some children may be sensitive to weather changes, dust, dirt, molds, pollens, pet dander, certain types of scents, and food - so when this happens it may trigger and cause inflammation on the skin, sinuses, airways or sometimes even the digestive system.

Children may possibly experience sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose and itchy watery eyes; and skin allergy symptoms such as itch and rashes, once you notice your child experience these symptoms once exposed to allergy triggers you may give your child (Cetirizine) Allerkid for relief or allergies. Cetirizine helps block the action of histamine – a substance causing allergic reaction.

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Provide your child a fast relief from allergy and make sure to always have this medication in your mom scout kit.

Give them the gift of rest

Cold air or cold weather may sometimes cause bloating. While hot soup may help, it may also be wise to always have (Simeticone) Restime Drops and Chewtab in your mom scout kit. 

Often babies cry at night and are not able to sleep because of the pain in their stomach, (Simeticone) Restime Drops helps remove trapped air that may cause stomach ache and discomfort for an infant. So, it is good to have this on-hand, so that you and your baby will have a good night's sleep.

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Children two and up may also experience having trapped air in their stomach which makes them uncomfortable and unable to sleep, so it is ideal to have them take (Simeticone) Restime Chewtab, to help ease their discomfort and help them have a relaxing rest time, with proper eating and activities.

Children 2 and up who experience trapped air in their stomach can take (Simeticone) Restime Chewtab. Photo source: Unilab
Children 2 and up who experience trapped air in their stomach can take (Simeticone) Restime Chewtab. Photo source: Unilab

Taking care of kids is no simple task, however, prepared and wise parents may help bring comfort to a child experiencing sickness. Be on your guard and always be ready for your child's health and safety.

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