Monsoons in Goa, has finally arrived with a bang. While that may be a relief, what’s not is the fact that along with the rain clouds, the monsoon shall bring its share of woes. Health problems, especially child’s health in monsoon or rainy season are always on the rise, be it cold and flu, viral fever etc.
The common cold and influenza are viral infections usually caused by viruses that intrude into the nose, throat, sinuses, or ears. The pathogens travels either from hand to mouth and nose. Or it may through the droplets carrying infected secretions from one person to another. Catching colds can actually be beneficial. It continues to train the immune system to be well tuned and capable of identifying and dealing with viruses. It is important to recognize this and respect the body’s own ability to remove viruses and heal.
If your child gets sick and gets over it within a couple of days this is usually a sign of a strong immune system. This is even if your child experiences more intense symptoms such as a fever, vomiting or diarrhea. It shows that your child’s defences are strong and the immune system is working in a timely and efficient manner. On the other hand, if your child gets sick often, takes a long time to get over it, or experiencing a low grade cold or flu, with rare spikes, it may be a sign of a weaker immune system. You can do a lot to support your child’s immune system to help minimize the frequency & duration of colds and flu.
This is going to be different for every child- each child responds to illness in their own way. Often it can start with a shift in their personality. When parents say that their child isn’t acting as themselves- that is usually a sign of illness of imbalance. Physical signs such as a runny nose, mild cough or tummy ache can reveal that illness is coming on. Other signs such as fatigue, changes in sleep, mood and behaviour patterns, lack of motivation or desire to do the things the child usually loves to do, and change in appetite can all be the first signs of illness.
Nutrient dense soups or veggie juices- veggie or chicken broth really works wonders (the minerals, vitamins and antioxidants in veggies are so important to help the body’s defences).
Vitanova Clinics Goa provides Homeopathy treatment in Goa to children suffering from such allergies, respiratory illness and common virus induced flu.