Citizen advised to be cautious of respiratory tract diseases ahead of winter season.


ISLAMABAD -- With the onset of cold weather, Health experts Monday advised citizens to use extra precautionary measures to prevent themselves, kids and others from suffering respiratory tract diseases including pneumonia as citizens especially the young children are suffering from cold, flu, throat infections due to changing weather.

Child specialists talking to private news channel suggested, the current weather change is the cause of viral infections especially chest infection and fever among citizens so parents should adopt preventive measures and take anti-allergic vaccines to protect themselves and children from diseases during the cold season.

A senior chest physician Prof. Dr. Muhammad Amjad Chaudhary said cold weather is welcoming by everyone but on the other side cold in winters brings with it a host of illnesses that seems to affect almost every household, especially kids are more vulnerable towards the disease and are more likely to affect by such illnesses added.

Several patients are visiting hospitals on daily basis, complaining of diseases which were caused due to cold, especially dry cold winter.

Physician said proper awareness to parents of all age group of children about health care would help to avoid risk of spreading different diseases and would also reduce death ratio due to winter ailments.

'The flu and cough can be controlled only if parents take early preventive measures,'...

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