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Germ-infested public facilities pose a health hazard to children
 

Germ-infested public facilities pose a health hazard to children

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Yes, germs are everywhere, but how safe are children in public areas? The first place that comes to mind when one thinks the key words ‘germ-infested’ is ‘public restroom’. Surprisingly, there are places with greater infestations of harmful germs.
 
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27 Nov 2016 - General
 
So crazy, just today I was speaking with my sister who is complaining about a mother who just advised her that she wont be coming to work--because her twins have HFMD. It was her first time to hear about it so she asked me if it's possible for humans to get it and I said "yes". Anyway, what is sad is the twins are always in the hospital for different things. And my sisters always wanted to tell the mother that maybe she ought to take better precaution. For instance, their dental he...
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This is such an informative topic for parents. Nowadays, we can't force our children not to play on those playground. This is a great article where it reminds all parents to take good care their children by disinfection. Disinfecting facilities commonly used by children can help for it is impossible to make an environment sterile. However, we don't know how playground facilities disinfect their place. So, it is better that parents would train their children not to put their hands in thei...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz this article is surprising me, I'm one of people who didn't concern about the germs to that extent, although I always concern about hygiene daily routines but I never concerned about public places or shopping carts, the question is how to deal with such a problem?
Concerning bathrooms, I never use bathrooms in public places but how to deal with restaurants chairs and kids playing are...
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In both my pediatrics rotation as a medical student and as an intern, I noticed that hand, foot and mouth disease are more common during the summer months. This is anecdotal evidence, but I've personally seen them more among patients who come from a higher socioeconomic status. I am not sure if this has anything to do with access to commercial playgrounds, the one you see in malls and recreational establishments. Its very alarming to read that an infant acquired meningitis from being exposed...
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Thank you Mahmoud AbdelAziz for sharing this article with us. As a parent, I cannot thank you enough for the reminder of possible perils for my children. My wife and I are guilty of letting our eldest play in kids areas where a child can access a pool of plastic balls. These attractive and colorful plastic balls alparently become soiled with children's excretions and are rarely disinfected. We have to weigh t...
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We all know that this is quite difficult to avoid especially with children who were always hyperactive and doesn't know what they are doing most of the time. They play and put anything into their mouth. It is better to keep a close eye on these children to avoid putting unecessary items and objects into their mouth. Yes it is right that it is difficult to maintain a sterile environment however again, just keep your eyes on them to avoid it. Bringing them to public playgrounds must also be ke...
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@[Mahmoud AbdelAziz] You are correct that exposure to germs prevents from diseases such as allergies and asthma later in life. The basic idea is that exposure to less amount of germs creates immunity for that particular germs whereas exposure to large amount of germs creates infection although this may not be true for each and every disease. Visiting public facilities also help to sharpen their social and interacting qualities. Visit to public facility during illness is not advisable as the body...
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Children below three years have too much attraction toward dirty things seriously so it is the duty of parents rather mothers to restrict them from the surfaces that have more chances of germs. As it is mentioned in the post that most of the playgrounds, doctor’s visiting rooms and restaurant chairs may pose a high risk of bacterial contaminations because these are never cleaned. Harmful germs at common visiting places are responsible for multi-dimensional infections and mostly they are transfer...
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Young children have always the instinct to touch the very things in their environment in their journey discovering the outer world. Just try to keep your 1 year old kid from touching smelling or putting objecting in their mouths! Although the solid fact that most of public places and children games are not germ free, a mounting body of research suggests that exposing infants to germs may offer them greater protection from illnesses such as allergies and asthma later on in life. However, we must ...
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