Are you suffering from spring fever?
Spring is one of the most precious times of the year. Blooming flowers, chirping birds and other beautiful elements of nature intend to fill our hearts with calmness and peace. But you must be wondering what spring fever is.
Spring fever- the name sounds scary but relax; it is not an illness. Spring fever is when your child feels lazy and restless in association with the onset of spring.
On the flip side, spring fever can make your child even healthier as it can prepare their immune system well to fight other complicated diseases.
In this article, we will discuss all aspects of spring fever- how it can affect your child and how you can heal them.
Effects of spring fever
· Allergic responses
Allergic responses may occur during spring if your child’s immune system starts producing antibodies to protect their body from unwanted substances. It happens when the immune system mistakenly considers harmless substances such as pollen or pet dander dangerous invaders.
By the action of antibodies, the resulting reactions in the body cause allergies like inflammation of the skin, sinuses, or digestive system issues.
The severity of these seasonal allergies varies from person to person. It can be mild for a few and severe for others. It depends on the immunity of your child.
- The Flu
Flu is similar to the common cold, but it can be severe and come with symptoms such as sore throat, muscle aches, congestion in the chest and cough.
- Strep throat
Strep throat involves swollen lymph nodes, pain and discomfort in the throat and fever. A child suffering from strep throat usually feels irritated and discomfort.
Also referred to as pink eye is a type of inflammation in the eye that cause redness and itching. Also, discharge occurs from the eye.
Conjunctivitis is a highly contagious disease, so it needs to be treated as early as possible.
Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are the common indicators of Gastroenteritis.
- Hay fever
Also referred to as allergic responses of the immune system cause allergic rhinitis. Common symptoms of hay fever include congestion, swollen and watery eyes, and itching in the eyes, nose, ear and throat. Chest tightness is also a common effect of hay fever which occurs in those kids who are more prone to reactive airway disease.
Another risk factor involved with your child’s health is-
If your child suffers from one type of allergy, they are more prone to developing other allergies.
Allergies from hay fever may result in certain complications such as sinusitis, eczema, ear infection or a lung infection. Also, having allergies related to respiration can make your child susceptible to asthma. Consultation with a pediatrician can help you identify the allergens through testing.
With this, preventing your child from coming in contact with specific allergens would become easier.
Though post-winter time is the period of renewal, it is necessary to avoid common spring illnesses as a precautionary step.
After discussing how spring fever can affect your child’s health, now let us discuss the ways of prevention.
Considering the effects of spring fever, it is essential to detect what triggers you or your child have. For this, it is vital to practice symptom management techniques.
· Avoid allergens
Avoiding your child from coming in contact with the allergen is the most crucial step in preventing an allergic reaction.
For example, use eye drops to provide immediate relief in case of swollen or itchy eyes. Also, you can use antihistamines which are non-drowsy and safe for your child. For some affected children, prescribed nasal steroids are also beneficial in addition to the antihistamines. But always consult your doctor before giving any medication to your child.
Also, it is advisable to get your child tested.
· Keep positive attitude
As adults can also get affected by spring fever, you may feel frustrated over your child’s behavior and health conditions. But it is not recommended. Be patient, stay calm and centered, and send good vibes to your child.
If you remain calm, the kid will also pick up your mindset and keep a positive outlook on the circumstances.
· Avoid junk food
As the weather changes, your child may start yelling for junk food, ice cream or other summer staples. But such food can make your child easily affected by infections.
To ensure better health, avoiding junk food is always recommended. Also, you must watch over your kid’s diet and try to keep them hydrated.
· Encourage exercises
You need to infuse focusing abilities in your child. For this, exercise is the best option. Encourage your kids to go for a run and play outdoors with other kids.
This will keep them physically as well as mentally fit.
· Get help from the doctor.
If the allergy lasts longer or your child suffers from severe allergies, consult the case with a pediatrician.
The pediatrician will let you know how to avoid such allergies and make your child comfortable.
It is good to stay preventive against spring fever’s effects but not take it as a disease. Remember, it is just likely a phase. Most children get back to normal health and routine.
Also, remember not to take any step regarding the home treatment or medication without advice from the doctor.
At Sun Pediatrics, we are there with you to deal with your child’s health concerns at every step. Our pediatrician provides healthcare to kids like no other. We strive to ensure that they grow healthy.
If your child experience any health issue, calm down and book an appointment with the best pediatrician at Sun Pediatrics