“Ber” months are still the season of rains and typhoons. This is also the time when different diseases can be acquired in an instance by anyone, especially children. Infectious diseases like Malaria can be easily transmitted, but this can be prevented if the symptoms are recognized early. As we’re in the midst of November and celebrating the Malaria Awareness Month, make sure that you and your children are in the best condition before the Christmas and holiday vacation.
Here are the 3 signs that you need to be aware of and ways to prevent it from getting serious:
High fever that exceeds three days. If you or your children experience consistently high fever that lasts for more than 3 days, don’t try alternative remedies. Instead, go to the doctor immediately.
Abnormal vomiting and diarrhea. If you experience unusual puking and diarrhea at the same time and has a blood in your stool, don’t take it lightly. Severe malaria can lead to life-threatening complications such as internal organ failure and blood problems.
Severe abdominal pain without any clear cause. If you have a normal digestion and suddenly felt an abdominal pain, it can also be considered a symptom of malaria.
You have to consult immediately with your doctor once you have these symptoms.
Prevention of these signs have to start from the most basic:
During the rainy season and you need to go outside, make sure to wear light-colored clothing. Mosquitoes are attracted to darker colors and you don’t want to be a mosquito magnet. Wearing long sleeves and long pants can also help you cover your exposed skin and will not let the deadly insect take their chance of biting you.
Always make sure to clean your surroundings. Throw away all the open stocked-water where mosquito can possibly lay their eggs in and reproduce.
Use mosquito/insect repellents. You can buy this in spray, lotion or gel form that is available in any drugstores. This repellent includes diethyltoluamide which is the main content that fights insects and mosquitoes.
It is also better if you have an insurance that gives you confidence whatever season it might be. Infectious virus and illnesses are unpredictable. Safeguarding yourself, your children and family is easy if you have a reliable insurance that can give you peace of mind. Hospital Income Benefit Plan can guarantee you with hospitalization coverage not just for malaria case but for related sickness. It also covers dreaded diseases and pre-existing conditions after two years of coverage.
No one is immune to sickness, however, being well-informed of the symptoms and how to prevent it can save you and your child. Preparedness is always the best way to beat the unknown odds.