Saturday, August 30, 2014

Home remedies to cure Malaria in Kids

Malaria can easily affect everyone, including young infants too. It generally happens with kids who are living in or travelling to malaria prone areas. The kids staying in such areas are advised to take anti-malarial drugs such as chloroquine or mefloquine. The dosage of this drug depends upon the age and weight of the kid.

There are a number of home remedies as well to cure malaria in kids at home. Some of them are:

  • Basil Leaves - It is a good remedy to cure malaria. You need to take out extract of 12-15 leaves of basil and add a tablespoon of black pepper in it then give it to kids. The kids who are in their initial stage of malaria get great relief from this remedy. You may also add honey to the basil extract and consume to reduce effects of malaria.
    Basil: Herbal remedy for malaria
  • Grapefruit - Grapefruit in raw condition or in the form of liquid juice is very helpful in controlling the intensity of infection. It is very useful and effective herbal remedy for curing malaria.
  • Lemon Juice - Extract some fresh lemon juice from half-cut lemon, and add it to one-cup lukewarm water. Consuming this water by low sipping will help in controlling the rise in temperature in the first stage of fever.
  • Alum - Alum acts as a great recovery agent in curing malaria. It needs to dry roasted and powdered. A teaspoon of this alum powder needs to be consumed four hours before expected fever attack and half a teaspoon after two hours of the malaria attack.
  • Cinnamon - Cinnamon is a valuable remedy in healing malaria. One tablespoon of powdered cinnamon needs to be boiled with water. After that, you need to add a pinch of pepper powder and a tablespoon of honey to the water and drink it.

Chances of getting malaria are quite high in monsoon season. It is advisable to take preventive measures for malaria beforehand to keep the disease at bay. In case this disease strikes you, hope these remedies will be helpful to fight malaria and to keep your family healthy.

Related links:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Precautions to Safeguard Kids from Malaria

Malaria is a very serious disease common during rains. It is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. Common symptoms of the disease are drowsiness, low appetite, lack of sleep and irritability followed by high fever, body ache and shivering and sweating as well. If not taken care on time, the disease can be fatal. However, malaria is absolutely preventable.

The best way to prevent Malaria is to take necessary steps to ensure that the mosquito does not bite you. Some of the precautions to safeguard your kids from getting Malaria are,

  • Wearing Loose-Fitting Clothes - It is essential step if you are travelling with your kids to a new place or village. Ensure that your kids wear loose-fitting clothes with long sleeves, long trousers. In addition, keep socks handy for your kids if you are out at dusk or night.
  • Mosquito Repellent Cream - Apply an insect repellent cream that contains diethyltoluamide (DEET) on the skin and clothes of your kids. Stronger preparation against Malaria will keep your kids safe.
  • Mosquito Net - Always ensure that you use mosquito net over the bed of your kids. Always check that it is not impregnated with an insecticide and contain any holes in it.
  • Insecticide Spray - Spray your kid’s room with an insecticide before they go to bed to sleep at night.
  • Air Conditioning - Ensure that air conditioner of your kids room is working perfectly. Using an air conditioning means lesser mosquitoes as they are less active in cooler temperatures.

Along with these, you need to ensure that your surroundings are clean as mosquitoes thrive in dirty places and in stagnant water. Ensure there is no unused water or stagnant water in coolers, water tanks and other places as these serve as ideal place for breeding of mosquitoes.

Related links:
Dengue precautions

Reinforce your bond with your Mother

                                                                Cherish Mother-son relationship on this Mother's Day Your mother&...