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Swiss Army Moms: Summer Illnesses That You Need To Be Ready For

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Keeping kids safer in summer; protecting against common illnesses

This woman wants to keep her child safe against summertime issues, such as sunstroke. Image via Pexels.

The word mom is synonymous with the word superhero, and for good reason too. Moms are like Swiss Army knives in the sense that they have to be ready for everything; they have to constantly adapt to meet their kid’s different needs and know exactly how to be there for them no matter what the reasons. That’s why it is so important that moms know what the most common illnesses are so that they can watch out for them and deal with without any panic at all.

It’s summer. Moms want their kids to be outside because it is a great way to inspire their imaginations. They want our kids be outside playing and want them to be as happy and healthy as possible so that they can laugh and play right the way through. So, to help you with this, here is a list of illnesses to look out for and how you can avoid them.

Prevent swimmer's ear with ear plugs

Your children may get swimmer’s ear. Learn how to react if it happens. Pexels image.

1. Annoying Swimmer’s Ear

This is when water gets trapped in the ear canal, making it a moist environment that bacteria just loves. As you’ve no doubt guessed, this is most likely to happen when your kid is playing in  water. Most of the time it is just annoying but it can become painful.

If your kid is suffering with it, then some over the counter antiseptic ear drops will do the trick. If you want to prevent it, however, then I recommend some ear plugs. Yup, it is that simple.

2. Horrendous Sunstroke

If you’ve ever had sunstroke then you’ll know just how horrible it is. What happens is your body temperature skyrockets as a result of being in the sun for too long, especially if you’re a kid that doesn’t know how to stop running.

Unfortunately, sunstroke can be really serious. We’re talking about a trip to the emergency room. Of course, this can be avoided by keeping your kid shaded during the hottest parts of the day. Another thing you absolutely have to do is keep them hydrated with loads and loads of water.

Treat head lice as a mom right away

The warm summer months are when head lice is more likely to occur. Pexels photo.

3. Yukky Head Lice

Yup, this is a common occurrence during the warm summer months because lice love warm and moist environments. So much so that about 10 million kids get head lice every year in America alone.

The reason this number is so high is that these lice love to move about, especially through head-to-head contact, which you can find out all about on licketynit.com. If you do find head lice in your child’s hair, then treat it right away and then check everyone else in your family because these things get about. You’re also going to have a pretty big washing pile to go through too.

4. Itchy Eczema

Even those that don’t typically have eczema can start to suffer with it in the summer months, which is due to the additional sun exposure and chlorine, all of which can trigger dry and irritating skin. Another huge factor in this is sweat.

If your child does start to suffer from this, try wiping their skin down with a wet wipe or wet towel just to get rid of the sweat. Cream may be your best bet, however. For a full list of things you can do, visit drwangskincare.com, but one of the easiest preventative steps you can take is to dress them in nice and airy clothes when it is hot so that their skin can breathe.

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21 Comments

  1. I have swimmer’s ear right now. So annoying. I never thought about those drops. I DO know they are not available in the US, over the counter.

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    1. Christy B June 23, 2017

      Hi Lesley, sorry to hear about your swimmer’s ear and I hope it goes away soon so that you can fully enjoy summer :)

  2. Laina Eartharcher June 22, 2017

    I love the term Swiss Army Mom! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😎

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    1. Christy B June 23, 2017

      You know it!!

    2. Laina Eartharcher June 23, 2017

      😁😁

  3. Lovely way to enjoy summers without getting ill!! Great tips provided to be taken into consideration!!

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    1. Christy B June 23, 2017

      Your comment is so uplifting! Enjoy your day!

    2. Thank you for kind words!!

  4. The Coastal Crone June 22, 2017

    I like the term Swiss Army Moms too! Clever. May you and yours have a safe sumer!

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    1. Christy B June 23, 2017

      So nice xx May your summer be amazing <3

  5. Sue Dreamwalker June 22, 2017

    Yep… that is motherhood, lol, and my children had them all.. :-) My granddaughter only at the weekend just gone got heat stroke.. despite wearing a hat and keeping in the shade.. Its been that hot her school, ( She is 6 ) kept them in at their long playtime dinner break this week. to help keep them cool..

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend Christy, and many thanks dear friend for the reblog of my Creativity in Art – The Woman.. :-)
    Bless you..
    Love Sue xxx <3

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    1. Christy B June 23, 2017

      So welcome for the reblog and know that I love what you are doing over on your blogs, Sue. Aww I’m glad your granddaughter is now on the mend xx

    2. Sue Dreamwalker June 24, 2017

      So are we… She soon bounced back xx

    3. Christy B June 24, 2017

      Wonderful to hear that <3 I wish you a fabulous weekend, Sue. I'll be slathering on the sunscreen when I go outside

    4. Sue Dreamwalker June 25, 2017

      Haha… Loved that.. and please do, its been Hot HOT. :-)

  6. VEry useful information for all moms. My son complains about ear pain after swimming class I should read about swimmers’s ears

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    1. Christy B June 23, 2017

      Oh yes, it may be that he has swimmer’s ear. Thanks for stopping by xx

  7. shehannemoore June 22, 2017

    Oh dear, who would be a child? xxx

    Reply
    1. Christy B June 23, 2017

      It’s a scary time! Be safe out there, Shey xx

  8. Christy B June 23, 2017

    Thanks Michael! Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead :)

    Reply

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