Being sick is a part of childhood and taking care of a sick child is a duty for all the parents. In childhood every child has to suffer some medical problems. In childhood every child has weak immune system, therefore, they can’t be able to fight from different sorts of illnesses. But today we are going to discuss about the 5 common child illnesses, so that you will be able to understand which precautions you have to take when your child is ill.
The 5 symptoms are
chicken pox is a mild and very common illness in children but it can also occur in adults. It causes red rashes on the skin then they turn into fluid filled blisters. In starting your child has to bear fever and red spots, it can be itchy. You need to understand their feeling when they show some irrelative behavior. Some children have few spots on their face but in some cases the spots can cover the entire body. The spots mostly appear on the face, ears and scalp, under the arms, on the chest also. The extending period for chicken-pox is one to three weeks. There are no specific treatments for chicken-pox, but there are some medicines and precautions do exist which can help in relieving fever and other complications caused by the chicken pox.
It is normal for a child to have cold. This is because there are hundreds of different cold viruses do exist and child’s immune system can’t fight with these viruses. As they grow up gradually the immunity system grows up and then they get fewer colds. Increase the amount of liquids which your child normally drinks. If your child has fever, pain or discomfort, paracetamol will help you in this. Encourage your family to wash their hands regularly so they can stop spreading the infection of cold.
Ear infection is common in babies and small kids. They often get fever and cold. A child may pull or rub ear but small babies can’t. They always start crying and show discomfort. If your child has ear infection, you don’t need to worry about anything you can give your child a paracetamol. Don’t put any cotton buds, oil or ear buds until your doctor advice to do the same. They will just get better by themselves.
fever is not a disease but it’s a sign of illness. Children get fever in the result of numerous health complications. A fever is a high temperature. According to research if children have a temperature of over 35.7 then it’s a fever. It can be very dangerous if your child has high temperature. A very quick and easy way to check if your child has a fever is to take their temperature by using thermometer.
Hand and foot infections
This is the viral disease which causes mild, non-itchy rashes on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Some children also get ulcers in mouth and feel unwell. This can be visible due to some number of different entroviruses, causing a child to develop small spots and blisters. This disease can cause fever at 39C for a few days. It is important for your child to drink lots of water. Try to aware your family members to wash their hands properly before they touch or going to feed their babies.
Croup is a very common in children and especially in less than five years old. Although it is not a serious problem. The inflammation is usually caused by the same virus that causes common cold. Croup is more common in winter. Croup is the childhood condition that affects the wind pipe then airways of the lung and the vocal cords. Croup can attack in night and rapidly come in every two hours.