The rainy season brings with it a variety of issues, including a magnificent cloud-covered sky, a soothing cool breeze, and the nostalgic scent of damp ground. While we adults may just get the occasional cold, the season can have a significant impact on your child's health, particularly their skin.
Here are a few suggestions for keeping your child's skin safe during the rainy season:
1. Dress in a raincoat
Raincoats should be kept on hand at all times. Because your child may not be old enough to carry an umbrella, a raincoat will protect their skin and keep them dry. The monsoon's initial rains can be hazardous, as moisture from the rainy season can cause rashes and discomfort.
2. Remain hydrated
The rainy season brings a sharp drop in temperature after the scorching heat of the summer. However, it's easy to overlook the need of hydration. Children are more susceptible to dehydration than adults because they don't always recognize when they're thirsty and can go for hours without drinking. As a result, make sure your child is getting enough water throughout this season. Staying hydrated will also keep your skin smooth and free of rashes.
3. Use a moisturizer
Drinking enough of water will help hydrate your skin to some level, but it may not always be enough. Even with the increased humidity, your child's skin can become easily irritated during the rainy season. If your child enjoys playing in the rain, the wetness can strip their skin of its natural oils, leaving them vulnerable to skin damage and rashes. Using a moisturizer to keep your child's skin soft is a smart option. Depending on their age, use a moisturizer intended for children.
4. Dress appropriately
In addition to raincoats and umbrellas, appropriate clothes can aid in the protection of your child's skin. It's preferable to wear your child in loose, light cotton clothing that allows the skin to breathe and dry quickly. Water-resistant footwear is also recommended so that your youngster does not walk around with chilly, damp feet.
5. Take care of mosquitoes
Malaria case spikes during the rainy season. Because of the increased waterlogging, mosquitos that carry these infections can now easily reproduce. Even if the mosquito bite isn't very dangerous, it can nevertheless induce a painful itch that we are all too acquainted with.
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