Ways for Students to Avoid Diseases during Schooling

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For many parents, schooling is not always about good things. This is because some parents feel the pressure and anxiety whenever their kids leave their homes to attend classes. Various threats to student’s health are one of the many things that make them so much worried. Indeed, sending a child to school is worrisome and parents should do something to at least lessen their burden.

Of all population groups, children are the most vulnerable to sickness yet the most helpless ones. Ironically, students have much higher risk of acquiring sickness as they are exposed to many people almost every single day. They commute to school, meet a lot of people, play with friends, and study in a confined space. What is even worse is that most students don’t practice precautionary measures to protect themselves from various health dangers.

What are the diseases that students often acquire while schooling?

Most Common Ailments

While school is the best place for learning, it is not the safest of all. In fact, it is home to countless numbers of germs. Below are a few of the many common ailments among students:

  1. Cough and colds – These two often come together and are both caused by infection with a virus. Many types of viruses infect students’ throat and nose up to eight times a year.
  2. Flu and fever – There are times students have a hard time getting up from bed more often during rainy days. And the culprit? Their cough or colds may had been worsened by another virus. Flu spreads fast among children who have active interaction with other youngsters. Coughing and sneezing produce droplets that are spread in the air and infect other people. When infected, children develop high fever, headache, sore throat, fatigue, and joint pains.
  3. Food-borne diseases – Most students are not aware that they are eating unhealthful and contaminated foods. This is very risky. As a result, they develop one or many food-borne ailments. These include but are not limited to e. coli, hepatitis A, salmonella infection, typhoid fever, cholera, and diarrhea.

How to Avoid Them

Care about your child’s health. It all starts with proper education to make him aware of how to take care of his health.

Here are some good ways to make your child stay safe and disease-free:

–      Practice good personal hygiene.

–      Drink plenty of water each day.

–      Avoid close contact with people who fell ill.

–      Have enough sleep.

–      Eat healthful foods.

–      Avoid processed foods.

–      Take probiotics.

–      Maintain clean hands.

–      Sanitize all stuff.

–  Stay home when sick.

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