National Dengue Day has been marked on 16 May, by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to highlight the need to prevent the spread of the disease. Dengue is alone responsible for a large number of deaths each year. Through this day the government tries to make people aware about the various steps to prevent dengue. Many cases of dengue results in the death of the patient. Children are also prone to dengue. Since children have a growing immune system, they are not able to fight the disease effectively which leads to severe complications. To avoid such a situation you should be well prepared for the situation. Every year you should be prepared to conquer the situation well. You should safeguard your children especially. You should prevent your children with some steps and measures to ensure their good health. Here are some steps that you can follow to protect your children.
Keep your house clean
It is the first step that you should follow to fight dengue. House is the first place that you should consider cleaning. You should keep your every corner of your house clean. While cleaning your house you should make sure that there you do not store water in open. Uncovered water increasing the breeding of the mosquitoes. Make sure that you keep water covered. Also do not keep the same water stored for many days. Store water as per your daily use only. Eliminate al the factors which can promote breeding indoors.
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Dress to protect
Dressing well is also an important step to prevent mosquito bites. You should reduce the area exposed to mosquito bites. You should make your children wear full sleeved clothes. Also keep in mind that the clothes are comfortable so that your child does not experience any kind of skin problems.
Take prevention steps before stepping out
You cannot keep your kids indoors all the time. They will step out of the house for something or the other. For such unavoidable situations you should keep your kids prepared. Use mosquito repellents and like creams, patches, oils and other option available in the market.
Understand the symptoms
To control the disease effectively you must control the progression of the disease. You should know the symptoms of dengue very well so that you can treat your child after few initial symptoms only. Early treatment means better protection. If you notice some symptoms in your child during dengue outbreak then you should immediately take your child to the doctor.
During the outbreak you should avoid travelling to epidemic areas. Do not make plans and visit such places which can increase the chances of getting infected of you and your family. Try to stay indoors as much as possible.
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