Three Illnesses To Avoid This Winter

Watching your child battle an illness is every parent’s nightmare. No matter if your child is older or an infant, it can be very hard to see your child struggling with a cold, the flu, or chickenpox. Due to the winter season coming soon, at Just Kids Pediatric, a health care facility located in Oklahoma City, it’s very important to maintain your child’s health, especially as the weather becomes colder. Read about three common diseases that begin to pop up more and more this time of year and are very easily passed from child to child. Avoid watching your child battle an illness by becoming aware of these illnesses beforehand.

Flu

As we discussed in, What To Know For Flu Season, another blog post about what you should know about the flu season, we touched upon symptoms and other topics you should be aware of. There are types of flu that your child could very easily contract this winter. The first is the flu and is easily spread from person to person via coughs, sneezes, and even talking to one another. The flu is usually a pretty big epidemic during the cold weather. In addition, the stomach flu is just as bad and affects as many people. The stomach flu is very contagious and is easily spread from person to person. The stomach flu incidence is highest in the winter.

Ear Infections

Ear infections, especially in babies, can be painful. Due to climate change and colder weather, the threat of ear infections is very real. Most parents take their children to the doctor because of ear infections because of the pain and sometimes nausea that children can experience.

Common Cold

The common cold is something that occurs all year round, but as the weather becomes colder it is much easier to contract the common cold. Everyone contracts the common cold at one time or another, but depending on how healthy you are, you can be sick for weeks or only a few days. The common cold will affect the respiratory system and create discomfort for a few days. Unfortunately, there is no cure, yet, but by eating healthy and drinking warm beverages, the common cold can disappear faster.

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