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   To spring weather, drizzle and high humidity cause microorganisms, mold and pathogens to thrive. So children become more susceptible to diseases than adults.
  Be careful with Respiratory Diseases and Diarrhea
  Younger children are more susceptible to diseases than older children and adults.Respiratory diseases in children are most common in winter and spring seasons. Both adults and children usually get infected by respiratory sickness when season changes. However, older people can handle this sickness much easier than the younger ones.
  According to statistics, respiratory diseases most common in children in winter - spring season is the inflammation of the nose, throat, inflammation of the VA (Vegetation Adenoide), tonsillitis, and sinusitis.
   This weather also makes children susceptible to diarrhea. Diarrhea can usually lead to acute diarrhea. Diarrhea can be caused by bacteria, food poisoning, or by the parasite known as Rotavirus. Diarrhea caused by rotavirus account for the highest percentage in the kind of winter diarrhea in children. Rotavirus diarrhea can be experienced throughout the year but is still most common during the winter - spring. season. Children younger than 2 years old are prone to epidemics like this.
   In addition, the winter - spring season also gives ways to a number of skin diseases  in children such as recurrent eczema (eczema) and urticaria. With eczema, cold weather causes itchiness. Children tend to scratch the affected skin that eventually leads to bleeding. This is very infectious. Urticaria is another disease that causes 
causes intense itching with children crying a lot. 
   When you see your child showing signs of respiratory diseases, such as high fever, shortness of breath or lost of appetite, immediately go to the nearest medical facility for examination and treatment.
   For respiratory diseases, children should wear warm clothing. Everytime they bathe, prepare a warm, dry towl and clean clothes for them to use. If possible, turn the temperature of the room where the child will be staying into warm. Do a quick wash for the children. Do not let them play in water for a long time. 
  At night before sleeping, parents should remember to cover the child with warm blanket, enough for them to sleep comfortably. Also remember to clear their nose with nasal saline solution to take out dirt and microorganisms that cause diseases.
  For children with diarrhea, parents should seek medical attention for the child to determine the cause of diarrhea and to know the appropriate treatment to undergo. Do not arbitrarily give medication to the child.
  Typically, when a child has diarrhea, despite what the cause may be, the child should be rehydrated with electrolytes at home by drinking by orezol solution meant for children. Orezol has enough salt needed by the body. Drink the orezol according to what is stated in the package. If not properly taken, orezol will not be able to give it's absolute benefit. Children should also eat the right amount of fruits with vitamin C like oranges, lemons, mangoes ..
  In addition to the wet season, air pollution, smoke and dust are favorable factors for the emegence of bacteria that cause eye diseases in children.
Eye Allergies:
   In spring, plants thrive and grow. This is also the time when large amount of pollen is released in air. The pollen can cause allergies in a child's eyes.
  Signs that show a child has allergic eye disease are eye irritation, redness, tearing and frequent mucous discharge. When these symptoms persist, adults should their children to the hospital for examination. When children are not treated immediately, the condition of the child may easily get worse. 
   Virus keratitis is most common in spring. When the cornea becomes inflamed, the child will feel photophobia, gets teary eyed, or eyelids redden and become painful. Tiny blisters grow in clusters on a child's eyes too. Parents should provide glasses or dust shields to their children when going in a crowded place in springtime to avoid Keratitis.
Acute conjunctivitis:
   Conjunctivitis is an acute infectious disease caused by bacteria. The disease occurs mainly in spring and autumn when the weather is humid and air is polluted. The disease is spread primarily through contact. Children with acute conjunctivitis usually feel burning around the eyes, become photophobic and watery-eyed.
   Adults should not arbitrarily give drugs instead use a mild saline solution to wash the child's eyes before taking them to the doctor for treatment. The disease also relapses frequently, hence the need to cure and always protect your eyes.
  Tasty soup are the best to eat in spring.  Food like potatoes, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, tomatoes, carrots and dark vegetables like spinach should be cooked for the young ones this season.
*Cream of  Vegetable Soup (Mushroom)
- Ingredients:
  An onion, a leek, a flower of broccoli, 1 carrot, 200 ml. cream, 100 gr. peas, 200 gr. mushrooms, 500 ml. vegetable broth, spices.
- The process:
  Sauté chopped mushrooms and vegetables. When soft, add vegetable broth and bring to a boil for about 15-20 minutes. Add the cream and cook for 5 minutes. Add seasoning. Put soup into a blender and puree to a boil again.
* Carrot Soup with Shrimp
- Ingredients:
   3 tiger prawns, 100g carrots, potatoes 20g, 10g onion, 5 g leek, 1 parsley stems, 1 bay leaf, 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, 2 teaspoons milk, 2 tsp buttermilk, 1 teaspoon seasoning seeds, 1 small sandwich bread, 1 cup of chicken broth.
- The Process:
  Wash the Tiger prawns and peel off their shells while leaving the tail. Wash, peel and dice the carrots and potatoes. Dice onion and leeks. Heat the oil. Saute carrots, potatoes, onions, leeks and fried shrimp with bay leaves. Add broth to boil for about 15 minutes. Turn off the stove, remove bay leaves. Put the boiled mixture into a blender, puree and then boil again. While boiling stir in fresh milk and buttermilk to taste.
1. Pears: Pears can detoxify the body and can be used as a cough suppressant. It can be made into smoothies or just eaten raw. Its taste is well liked by children.
2. Mango: The mango fruit has many nutritional vitamins. It's good for the stomach and has diuretic effects.
3. Grapefruit: Grapefruit is sour but works to reduce flatulence, dyspepsia, and can also be a cough expectorant. In addition, grapefruit also has rich vitamin C content. It is very beneficial for children suffering from heart diseases and obesity.
4. Apples: Apples are especially beneficial for a child's lungs, stomach and digestive system. If your child has not well digested, make the child to drink some apple juice to relieve indigestion.
5. Pomegranate: Pomegranate has a sweet and sour taste. It has a soft effect and quickly reduces the feeling of dry mouth, dry throat and thirst. Medicinal properties of pomegranate may help treat dysentery and chronic diarrhea.
6. Grapes: Grapes are rich in nutrients, good for the liver, kidneys, blood and fluids in the body, while also helping diuretic. Especially, after being dried, iron and sugar in grapes increases. Raisins ate very good snack for children and adults with anemia.
If the mother only focuses on vitamin D and calcium for the baby's health but ignores other valuable substances, this is causes a serious problem. 
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