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How to stay healthy during winters?


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Published At March 4, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Since it is winter already, kindly guide me on what precautions I should be taking to keep myself and my family healthy. I heard that the pathogens multiply in this season and I have a toddler at home.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern. You are right, winter is the season when pathogens tend to thrive due to colder temperatures and drier air. Here are some precautions you can take to keep yourself and your family healthy during this season:

1. Wash your hands frequently: This is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Encourage your child to wash their hands with soap and water for atleast 20 seconds, especially before eating or after using the bathroom. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.

2. Cover your mouth and nose: Teach your child to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow when they cough or sneeze. This helps prevent the spread of germs through the air.

3. Stay home if you are sick: If you or your child is feeling unwell, stay home from work, school, or other public places to avoid spreading germs to others.

4. Get vaccinated: Make sure you and your child are up-to-date on all recommended vaccinations, including the flu shot. This can help prevent serious illnesses during the winter months.

5. Practice good hygiene: Encourage your child to avoid touching their face, especially their eyes, nose, and mouth, as this can help prevent the spread of germs. Also, make sure they are getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, and staying hydrated to help boost their immune system.

6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces: Use disinfectant wipes or sprays to clean frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, and toys regularly to help prevent the spread of germs.

7. Dress appropriately: Make sure you and your child are dressed appropriately for the weather conditions. This can help prevent illnesses like hypothermia and frostbite during colder months.

Remember, prevention is key when it comes to staying healthy during the winter months! By following these precautions, you can help keep yourself and your family healthy and happy throughout the season. I hope I have cleared all your doubts.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vandana Andrews
Dr. Vandana Andrews

General Practitioner

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