Busting 5 common myths about children’s health

It is important for parents to understand and stay away from myths and misconceptions regarding children's health.

Fact: Viruses are the most common cause of cold and fever. They spread when one comes in contact with virus-carrying droplets, which may be airborne or present on contaminated surfaces.

Myth 1: Eating ice cream can give you a cold

Fact: The fear that turning on fans when the temperature dips can give your child a cold is baseless.

Myth 2: Being in a cold environment can give you a cold

Fact: Appropriate medication, ample hydration, reducing the layers of clothing and turning on the fan can help kids feel cooler, and the fever will reduce over time.

Myth 3: Wearing multiple layers helps in recovering faster

Fact: Maintaining the circadian rhythm and ensuring quality sleep, sufficient exposure to sunlight, a balanced diet and timely vaccination boosts immunity.

Myth 4: Immunity boosters help fight infection

Fact: Medicines are necessary for kids battling conditions like diabetes, asthma and fever, and should be taken as prescribed by the doctor.

Myth 5: Medication can be addictive

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