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26 Sep 2011

Cape Town Weather
PRof. with the weather in cape town changing so drastically daily as it has been literally from a stunning summer''s day of 26 - 30 degrees to the very next day 18 degrees does this affect allergies and the rate children get sick? Is there a way to handle this that you could suggest? Also when in doubt in the morning and dressing your child for creche this time of year and you not sure houw the weather is going ot turn out would you suggest dressing the toddler/ pre-schooler warmly or rather too cool like thin long sleeved T? Does the getting too hot and sweating and then getting a breeze over them (or a draught) really make them sick or would they surely have to have had a virus lurking in the first place?
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

You are right about the weather changes and even more so with the temperature changes that have been happening lately.Children are remarkably resilient and hardly seem to notice cold or heat. Dress your children as the morning temperature and weather seems to suggest the day is going to turn out. Send a jersey along in case it gets colder later.It is really the presence of any one child at the creache who is carrying a virus infection and just how infectious that particular virus is that is going to determine if your children will become infected or remain healthy. Give your children a good immune booster regularly such as Creche Guard.
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