Wellness - Common Illnesses | 0-3 yrs

Common Summer Diseases In 3-year-olds


Summer season not only increases the mercury but is accompanied by several diseases. During the hot months, children are extremely vulnerable to many summer diseases such as sunstroke, swimmer’s ear, heat rash, eczema, chicken pox, typhoid etc.

Summer diseases in 3-year-olds can range from a minor cold to major ones such as food poisoning. In an article, Food Poisoning, published in MedicineNet, the cases of food poisoning rise during the hot months, especially in children. A food borne disease, this illness is caused by consumption of food that may be spoilt, stale, or contains a toxin, chemical, and infectious agent.

Let us discuss some common summer diseases in 3-year-olds.

• Mumps: Known to occur mainly in children during peak summer, mumps is an extremely contagious disease and transmitted through an infected person. Mumps causes swelling up of the child’s salivary glands at the base of the neck.

• Typhoid: Typhoid is a water borne disease that is common during the summer season. Per WebMD, it is caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria. This disease is contracted by when children eat food or drink water that has been contaminated by the bacteria.

• Eczema: It is a chronic skin problem, which causes dry, red, itchy skin. Eczema is the most common skin problem treated by pediatric dermatologists during summer.

• Lyme disease: It is a tick-borne disease that is most commonly contracted during the summer months.

• Chicken pox: Spread by air-borne particles, chicken pox is usually seen at the onset of summers and manifests as itchy red rash-like spots or boils all over the body, usually in children.

Summer can be a beautiful time for children provided they are healthy. All parents need to do is be aware and take a few precautions so that they and their children can enjoy the hot season. Know more about other similar summer diseases by flipping through the pages of this ClipBook.


Hay Fever

Hay fever is a kind of allergy. Some children get a touch of it every now and then. Others suffer from hay fever to the point where it gets in the way of daily life. Hay fever symptoms include a runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing.


Children overheat more easily than adults do. The American Academy of Pediatrics says children generate 20 to 25 percent more heat for their weight during exercise than adults do. During summer, children should be advised to avoid playing under th...

Heat Rash

Heat rash is the skin's response to too much heat. Also referred to as prickly heat or miliaria, heat rash can affect anyone, but it's incredibly common in newborns and infants.

Food Poisoning

Foodborne illness, more commonly referred to as food poisoning, is the result of eating contaminated, spoiled, or toxic food. The most common symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Swimmer's Ear

Affecting the outer ear, swimmer's ear (also called acute otitis externa) is a painful condition resulting from inflammation, irritation, or infection. These symptoms often occur after water gets trapped in your ear, with subsequent spread of bact...


Eczema is the most common skin problem treated by pediatric dermatologists. Eczema is a chronic skin problem that causes dry, red, itchy skin. It is also called atopic dermatitis or AD.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Lyme disease can often be treated effectively if it's detected early on. But if it's not treated or treatment is delayed, there's a risk you could deve...

Coxsackie Virus

Coxsackieviruses are part of the enterovirus family of viruses (which also includes polioviruses and hepatitis A virus) that live in the human digestive tract. They can spread from person to person, usually on unwashed hands and surfaces contamina...

Bee Stings

A bee's stinger works like an automatic pump the longer it stays in, the more venom it releases so get it out as quickly as you can. Look for a little black dot in the center of a reddened area and scrape it off with a fingernail or credit card. T...

Eye Protection From The Sun

Parents are always concerned for their children’s health and safety. As a result, most kids sport sunscreen when outdoors. However, according to the Vision Council, more than half of parents neglect to enforce their kids to wear sunglasses, an ess...

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