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Understanding Child Health Issue

We all can agree that it’s very rare for children to become seriously ill. At least there are some forewarnings that give you an idea on how to avert an illness before it gets to become worse. That said, you should usually see your child’s pediatrician based on the child’s symptoms. By doing that, you’ll have prevented an illness from progressing from mild to worse or even an emergency.

Below, you can view more on how child health issue manifests themselves in children.

(a). Injuries and Emergencies     

A true emergency is one that makes you believe that your child’s life is in danger, or when you notice that an issue is going to cause permanent harm to body parts of the child. In such instances, you need to see a pediatrician doctor almost immediately for expert advice on how to go about the issue.

(b). Mild and Preventable Diseases    

These illnesses are only mild, and some of them can even be prevented by means of vaccination. The ones that fall under this bracket include but not limited to chicken pox, and polio. When prevented early enough, the probability of them occurring in the future is near to zero.  There’s a lot you can do to avoid such diseases, which will, in turn, put your mind at ease.

Other Common Child Issues

Colds 

These can occur as often as once every month. Their treatment includes fluids, comfort and some rest, but if they, however, persist you should see a specialist.

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease 

Even though viral and harmless, this disease requires quick attention because it can cause blisters to occur on the inside of the mouth, on the groin area, sides of the tongue, soles of the feet and on the palms.

Worms 

Their symptoms include the itchy and red bottom. To treat worms, ensure that the children and every family member de-worms every three months. The drugs for such treatment can easily be purchased over the counter and from the local chemists.  The list of common child issues is a bit long. So the above list comprises of the most common ones that affect almost every child.

Other issues include:

  • child health issueAllergies 
  • Asthma 
  • Warts 
  • Lice 
  • Impetigo 
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Gastroenteritis

Serious Health Issues

Some children, especially those aged between 1-5 years tend to show signs of serious illnesses. They may experience difficulties when breathing, drowsiness, seizures, pale blue skin, and unresponsiveness.

Tips to avert child issues

  1. Only give the child the prescribed medication only. Some medicines can be deadly.
  2. Ensure immunization is up to date. It will prevent future illnesses.
  3. Maintain a high standard of hygiene around your home
  4. Make sure that your child brushes twice a day
  5. The air around your child should be extremely clean. Smoke can give your child serious breathing problems.

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