With summer come vacation breaks, and unfortunately, a barrage of diseases or conditions your kids may be more vulnerable to. However, you can sidestep them all if you know what to expect and what measures you can take. Here is a list of common summer ailments you need to be prepared for!

1. Nosebleeds
It’s not surprising for kids to get nosebleeds during summer time. According to MedicalNewsToday.com, the hot climate may lead to drying and cracking inside the nose. When this happens, KidsHealth.org recommends getting the child to sit upright. Tilt the head forward and then gently pinch the soft part of the nose with tissue. Keep it there for about 10 minutes. Make sure you don’t let your children play too long under the sun either. If the heat is too stifling, invest in a humidifier.

2. Diarrhea
Since summer is the only time when the entire family can go on out-of-town trips, it’s also when kids are more likely to be exposed to contaminated food and water. To avoid this, choose your pit stops wisely. Opt for bottled water instead of tap water, and make sure you bring medicine and lots of wet tissue with you.

3. Sunburn
Playing in the beach can be loads of fun, until someone gets sunburned. Putting sunblock on your kids is the best way to keep their skin from getting burned, but don’t just rely on the SPF protection. SmartParenting.com.ph recommends shielding your children from the harshest rays of the run by keeping them indoors from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

(From L-R: Photo by Michael Kappel via Flickr Creative Commons, photo by BChalala via Flickr Creative Commons, photo by shannonpatrick17 via Flickr Creative Commons)

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