Can common childhood illnesses be prevented?
You can help lower the chance of children contracting a contagious infection by teaching them to wash their hands regularly, especially after going to the toilet, before eating and drinking, after blowing their nose and after touching a pet. By recognizing an infection early on, you can reduce its spread by practicing good hand hygiene within your family and keeping the home clean and tidy by disposing of used tissues and wiping down countertops and surfaces as much as possible, which will reduce the chance of other family members falling ill. Following your local vaccination schedule and ensuring your child's immunizations remain up to date will reduce their risk of contracting many common illnesses and limit the reservoir of these illnesses in your community.
Author: Nikki Wallis
First answered: 27 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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