How to Prevent Malaria in Children? : Checklist
Malaria is a serious blood disease that is particularly dangerous to children due to their immature immunity.It is mostly transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito however infected blood transfusion and contaminated syringes and needles are also responsible for malaria propagation.
Efforts are being undertaken to make the malaria the disease of the past by raising awareness among the masses through campaigns and by distributing informative literature. As Malaria is one of the top most killer of children the basic measures should be known to every mom to keep their children safe from Malaria.
1-Buy a mosquito net at the first instance. A net with small meshes, no holes and be able to tucked under the bed is the best choice.
2-The child should be well covered while sleeping. A light coloured long sleeved shirt, pant and socks/ covered shoes is the ideal night suit.
3-Insect proofing all the sleeping rooms by covering the windows, doors, small ventilators in the wash rooms toilets with gauze.
5-Keep the room airy and well lit because mosquito are unable to withstand the fast breeze
Most important, keep all the medicines, sprays and other dangerous aerosols out of reach of children,
6-If the child has cycles of chills, fever, and sweating, Don't panic, seek immediate medical help. Delaying the treatment can lead to serious complications.
7-A healthy lifestyle and clear surroundings is essential as Malaria is a totally preventable disease.
Stay Healthy and Stay Aware !!!