The cold is probably the disease that will plague your Childhood Illnesses most often. On average, children under the age of seven-catch a cold seven to ten times a year, and colds typically last one to two weeks. Children over the age of six months need to be taken to the doctor for a cold unless they have an earache or a sore throat or a fever of more than 39 ° C (102 ° F) for more than one or two days.
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Another piece of popular wisdom: There is no cure for the common cold. Studies on the subject have shown that decongestants and cough medications are not too useful in reducing symptoms or the duration of a cold. Antibiotics are not necessary if it is a common cold; instead, they may leave the child exposed to resistant bacterial infections in the future. The solution: drink plenty of fluids and rest.
Common symptoms for Childhood Illnesses
- Fever can accompany colds or other viral or bacterial diseases. In general, you can wait a day or two to see if other symptoms appear before consulting a doctor for your child. Fever less than 38 ° C (101 ° F) usually does not need treatment unless the child has a history of seizures with fever. If you eat and sleep reasonably well, and have even a bit of a desire to play, you can stay tuned and wait.
- Quite common in young children, diarrhea is most often viral in origin. When severe and prolonged, it can lead to dehydration, a dangerous but predictable disorder. If your child has fluid bowel movements every one to two hours for more than eight hours, you should consult your doctor. If there are fewer than six episodes of diarrhea per day, and your child drinks plenty of fluids and has even a slight urge to play,
- Continue to offer her regular diet as long as you tolerate it, but avoid giving her fried or high-fiber foods, such as beans or broccoli.
IF the child is under six years old and urinates less than four times in 24 hours, produces fewer tears when crying, and is significantly listles, it is because he dehydrates. If you have watery stools with blood or pus, or if diarrhea accompanies by a fever of more than 39.4 ° C (103 ° F), contact your doctor.
How to Help
Children over the age of three are often ashamed of having diarrhea, especially if “accidents” happen to them. Assure your child that this happens to many children, and never scold him for one of those “accidents.” If your buttocks become sore, clean it thoroughly, and then apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly. Make children learn to do this on their own, with some supervision. Taking sips of liquid at room temperature with a straw can help prevent dehydration without triggering a new bowel movement.
Prevention measures Childhood Illnesses
How nice it would be to prevent all diseases. Although that is impossible, it can reduce the number of times many common conditions will contracts. Washing your hands well is the best way. Remind your child to wash his hands before eating, after using the bathroom, and after blowing his nose. Establishing a fixed sleep routine for your child, offering him varied and healthy foods, and making sure he gets plenty of physical activity.
It is a highly contagious disease of which there were 8,471 cases (children and adults) registered in 2015 caused by the Bordello pertussis bacteria. It starts as a cold (the period in which it is most contagious). However, after a week or two, an intense cough arises that occurs, especially at night, and can cause vomiting in the child. In adolescents and adults, the symptoms are less clear, and it may be that a person who has had more than two weeks of severe cough without having asthma has gone through this disease.
“Whooping cough is one of the most dangerous in babies, but mothers are currently vaccinating during pregnancy, so protect children in the beginning,” explains Dr. Sancho. It is also in children from risk groups, such as those with chronic diseases, respiratory problems. The problem is that it can cause severe respiratory distress. We can treat it with antibiotics, and vaccination
The Positive Side Childhood Illnesses
The silver lining is that mild childhood illnesses help strengthen the immune system that will take care of your child throughout his life. Besides, minor illnesses offer your child the opportunity to learn about his body, about germs, and the healing process. You’re probably very interested in questions like why your nose is runny and why the poop comes out so often. It will help you gain a better perception of yourself and understand that illness is a bearable part of life. Collaborating with Tuniño in this way helps him learn and grow.
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Such as more pillows, cold cloths for a feverish forehead, delicious chicken soup, and unique back massages done by mom or dad. Children will often roll back to a younger age, with more pampering and more attention. Parents like that part, too, as they are free to spoil their baby. Enjoy the opportunity to snuggle up with your child. Things will be back to normal soon!