3 Common Illnesses Kids Get During The Spring

3 Common Illnesses Kids Get During The Spring

Posted on April 2, 2019 by Ladybug Child Care Center
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We’re finally done with winter! How exciting! Now we can start taking our little bugs outside without the hassle of snowsuits, mittens and boots. It’s time for hiking, playgrounds and outdoor fun!

The warm weather and beautiful scenery are refreshing, but we still need to stay aware of potential illnesses that could come up this spring. Here are a few things to look out for this season.

1) Asthma and Allergies

Nature is one of the best parts about the spring and summer seasons. You and your kids love going outside and enjoying the fresh green grass, flowers, and beautiful trees. Unfortunately, these wonders of nature can also trigger allergies and asthma.

Pollen and mold are strong in the spring after all the snow has melted, and fertilizers can be a nightmare if your little one suffers from asthma. Start taking medications early and consistently and have inhalers with you at all times.

2) Pink Eye

Allergies can cause eye redness, but if your little bug starts showing crustiness around an eye as well, you might want to take them to the doctor to check for Conjunctivitis (pink eye).

Kids seem drawn to rubbing their eyes, but it’s best to avoid doing so if possible. At the very least, little ones need to wash their hands to avoid these highly contagious germs.

3) The Common Cold, Flu and Norovirus

You’d think now that we’re done with winter, our little ones would be safe from these types of sicknesses. Sadly, we’re still at the tail-end of cold and flu season, which means we’re not in the clear yet.

It’s lousy, but influenza and the stomach flu (norovirus) flourish in warm, humid weather. Wash those little hands frequently and use disinfectants when cleaning around your home.

If you’re interested in learning more about springtime illnesses, click here.

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