Common summer ailments and skin problems in children

  • Parents should pay attention to these summer health conditions and skin problems in children so that toddlers can stay healthy and disease-free during the hot season.

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The hot and humid climate during the summer can harm your child’s skin and general health. Harmful pollutants in the air, sweat, and UV rays can lead to several skin conditions and even illnesses. It is important to take care of your child’s skin and health during these sunny days. Everything you want to know about common summer ailments and fungal infections, as explained by Dr. Tushar Parikh, Chief Neonatologist and Pediatrician, Motherhood Hospital, Pune. (Pexels)

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Gastrointestinal issues: Contaminated food or water that contains bacteria, viruses, and toxins can lead to a wide range of gastrointestinal issues.  Diarrhea is common in babies, and food poisoning is seen in school-aged children.  Other problems such as abdominal pain, gas, acidity are also common during summers.  (Pexels)

Gastrointestinal issues: Contaminated food or water that contains bacteria, viruses, and toxins can lead to a wide range of gastrointestinal issues. Diarrhea is common in babies, and food poisoning is seen in school-aged children. Other problems such as abdominal pain, gas, acidity are also common during summers. (Pexels)

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Fever, cough and cold: Children under 5 will have these problems frequently throughout the year.  Try to improve the child's immunity by exercising him regularly and giving him nutritious food. (Pexels)

Fever, cough and cold: Children under 5 will have these problems frequently throughout the year. Try to improve the child’s immunity by exercising him regularly and giving him nutritious food. (Pexels)

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Rashes: Hot, humid weather can lead to rashes.  Sweat tends to get trapped in skin folds and under the skin, which can make children fall prey to rashes.  They will show signs like small itchy bumps or blisters.  (Pexels)

Rashes: Hot, humid weather can lead to rashes. Sweat tends to get trapped in skin folds and under the skin, which can make children fall prey to rashes. They will show signs like small itchy bumps or blisters. (Pexels)

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Insect bites: Mosquitoes can spoil your summer fun.  Their bites can cause itching, swelling, and redness.  Try to use mosquito repellents for children as recommended by the doctor.  (Pinterest)

Insect bites: Mosquitoes can spoil your summer fun. Their bites can cause itching, swelling, and redness. Try to use mosquito repellents for children as recommended by the doctor. (Pinterest)

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Eczema: If your toddler has this condition, he or she will have an itchy rash all over their body.  Allergies can lead to eczema.  Sun exposure can cause skin dryness and irritation.  Too much sweating can also make eczema worse.  If your child has eczema, try wiping it off to prevent sweat from building up.  Use a doctor-recommended moisturizer and dress him in light clothing.  It will allow the skin to breathe freely and there will be no redness or irritation on the skin.  (Shutterstock)

Eczema: If your toddler has this condition, he or she will have an itchy rash all over their body. Allergies can lead to eczema. Sun exposure can cause skin dryness and irritation. Too much sweating can also make eczema worse. If your child has eczema, try wiping it off to prevent sweat from building up. Use a doctor-recommended moisturizer and dress him in light clothing. It will allow the skin to breathe freely and there will be no redness or irritation on the skin. (Shutterstock)

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Sunburn: The harmful UV rays of the sun cause burning, irritation and inflammation of the skin.  Try using an expert-recommended sunscreen when it comes to your kids (Pexels)

Sunburn: The harmful UV rays of the sun cause burning, irritation and inflammation of the skin. Try using an expert-recommended sunscreen when it comes to your kids (Pexels)

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Dehydration: Children tend to forget to drink water and eventually become dehydrated.  So make sure your child is sufficiently hydrated.  (Pexels)

Dehydration: Children tend to forget to drink water and eventually become dehydrated. So make sure your child is sufficiently hydrated. (Pexels)

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