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How to avoid frequent cold catching in children?

Feb 2013
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How to avoid frequent cold catching in children?
Posted Thu, 27 Jun 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 43 minutes later

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Most of the time, cold in children is due to common cold which is caused by viruses.

Children with allergy and allergic rhinitis are also more prone for frequent attacks of cold.

There is no any medication or vaccination available to avoid frequent cold.

Viruses that cause cold are spread by small particle aerosols, large particle aerosols, and direct contact.

The following measures are important in avoiding frequent cold in children :

1. Washing the child hands frequently : this will protect the child from getting
cold from direct contact.

2. Avoiding touching his eyes, nose, and mouth. After blowing nose or coughing,
or before rubbing his eyes, train him to wash his hands first.

3. Supplementing with vitamins especially with vitamin C.

4. Limit the contact of the child with people who are sick especially with cold and

5. Give him balanced and nutritious diet.

6. Keep him dry and warm. Don't allow him to play with water, in the rain,
outside in the winter season. Avoid cold water and drinks.

7. Tell the child not to share his clothes, drinks, glasses with others.

8. Avoid exposing the child to crowds, pollution, dust, cold weather, pets, pollen,
cold air, and other allergens.

Hope I have answered your query, if you have any clarification please let me know.

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