Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tips to prevent virus in children

Routine immunization schedule and vaccines is commonly recommended by the doctors to prevent viral infections. Apart from these vaccines, germs can be prevented by us by following these steps.

  • Avoid close contact with sick people. Virus can be easily spread through mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands regularly when you are back from outside. If you have been in the crowded areas like shopping places and busy areas make sure you have a bath or at least wash your face hands and legs.
  • Washing hands with soap after using toilets, after changing diapers will avoid spreading virus. Always wash your hands before preparing and after eating food.
  • Drink lots of water to avoid dehydration if you become dehydrated you may be more at risk to illness.
  • Clean dirty surfaces and soiled items including toys. Wash them initially with soap and water before proceeding. Sterilize the feeding bottles before use.
  • Avoid close contact with viral infected persons don allow them to kiss, hug etc.
  • Get enough sleep to fight against the infection. If your are very tired it is hard to fight infection.
  • Stay home if you feel sick don’t send your child to school if he or she is sick. This will help to reduce in spreading infection not only within ourselves but also to others.
  • Parties are the places in which number of people milling around where the foods will be kept open. There is high possibility of transmitting germs through food from one person to others while they cough.
  • Talk to your doctor if there is any special immunizations you may need to avoid any other contagious diseases.