H1N1 or Swine Flu (as it is more popularly known as) has been a cause of worry among Indian parents since a few years now. There have been more swine flu cases and deaths in first four months of 2017 in India then all of 2016. As we all know, our Juniors are vulnerable to infections and hence need more protection. In light of the current health issues that toddlers are facing in India, it will be wise to protect our Juniors from these disease. Shanti Juniors believes that prevention is better than cure and hence, we would like to help all our mothers keep their little ones healthy.
Swine Flu was a new strain of influenza (flu) that made its debut in the spring of 2009 and reached its peak in late 2009 and early 2010. With the advances in Flu vaccines, now swine flu is more like seasonal flu. It is a viral infection that affects respiratory system (nose, lungs, and throat). Children under the age of 5 years and pregnant women fall in high risk zone for contracting swine flu.
If your toddler show any of the below given Signs for more than a week then you should immediately be checking up with a good paediatric.
- Sudden fever
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Dry cough
- Headaches, body aches, and muscle aches
- Chills and fatigues
- In some cases flu accompanying with diarrhoea and vomiting
Your child can catch the virus by coming into contact with a person who’s infected (especially if that person sneezes or coughs on your little one) or by touching something like a tissue or toy that someone with swine flu has touched.
Shanti Juniors shares a few Tips for mothers to protect their Juniors from swine flu:
- Vaccinate your child with the Swine Flu vaccine. They are very safe and easily available with paediatric doctors.
- Ensure that your child does not get too close to people who already are sick. This makes them prone to infection and fall ill.
- Avoid taking your child to crowded places when cases of swine flu are on rise.
- If your child contracts seasonal flu, keep them home for few days to observe them for any symptom of swine flu.
- Wash your and our Junior’s hands frequently. Most of the infection reaches mouth and nose through our hands. By washing hands often you reduce the risk of passing on swine flu.
- Last and the most important point is to keep YOURSELF safe and healthy. If you are healthy, you will be able to protect your child from H1N1. Your health is of utmost importance.
Shanti Juniors hopes that these tips help you in protecting your child against swine flu and keeping them healthy.
Article source: healthline website
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