4 Common Children’s Health Problems
Having children can be a huge worry in so many ways. One of the main things that you are probably worried about a lot of the time when you have kids is that you need to try and look after their health as best as you can – and this is something that can be surprisingly challenging to do.
In this post, we are going to take you through some of the most common children’s health problems that can crop up, so that you know about them and can feel more prepared should they happen for your child. Let’s take a look.
Asthma is something that can occur for anyone at any stage in life, but it most commonly crops up during childhood. The main thing to know about this is that it very often disappears again by the time the child enters adulthood, so it is not necessarily a huge worry.
But of course, the first time it happens, you will probably be worried about your child, and there is a treatment that they are going to need. Make sure you take them to the doctor, make use of any inhalers or other treatment you’re given, and keep an eye on its development.
It is extremely common for a child to develop an infection of the ear. This can happen so easily from playing around in the dirt and generally living the life of a child! If your child has an ear infection, they might be itchy in the ears and complain of allergy-like symptoms.
They might also suffer from hearing loss, which could be quite frightening for them. You might need to take them for some pediatric hearing tests or otherwise just make sure that the infection is treated properly so that it doesn’t hang around and get worse.
Otherwise known as pink eye, this is an eye infection that is very common in children of all ages. One thing to note about conjunctivitis is that it is extremely contagious, and it’s not something you want to catch yourself or have spread to other children.
It causes inflammation of the eye, soreness and redness around the eye, itchiness and a burning sensation, and general discomfort in the eyes, so it’s not the most pleasant feeling in the world! Be sure to have it treated right away, otherwise, it could get worse and spread to other people.
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The common cold might not seem like much in adulthood, but as a child, it can be very difficult to deal with, and if left alone it could actually be quite bad for your child. You need to make sure that you are doing all you can to help your he/she through this if they do indeed have a cold, as it can persist for a long time otherwise.
The good side of this is that they will be developing their immune system this way, so that’s something to think about on the plus side. But do make sure you care for them.
*This article is based on personal suggestions and/or experiences and is for informational purposes only. This should not be used as professional advice. Please consult a professional where applicable.