From bullying at school to addicted drugs and adult oppression, there is a lot more that
worries parents about their child’s mental as well as physical health. Moreover, it is infrequent for children to become profusely ill without any genetic disorder or an early warning. Hence it would never be safe to ignore any of your child’s symptoms.
However, timely treatment of diseases and vaccination courses during neonatal life has contributed significantly to the child health sector. A healthy lifestyle for children and natural ingredients is significant for preventing diseases in kids.
Below are mentioned some of the most common diseases that are observed clinically in
children within ten years of age.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a commonly diagnosed disease of the respiratory tract in children. It is a viral infection that affects the lungs and upper respiratory tract.
The most commonly observed symptoms to be taken seriously are a running nose with mucus, difficulty in
food intake, cough (with or without mucus), dehydration and high fever.
In severe conditions, the child may turn blue and start breathing rapidly.
Although there is no prevention for the virus, better hygiene has always been effective in
reducing the risk, and hand wash now and then should also be encouraged.
Ear infections are usually noticed in children under the age of five. These infections are
mostly cured within a week or two if treated well and are mainly caused either by bacteria or a
The doctor should surely be consulted if your child complains of severe pain or continuous flow of pus or fluid from the ear.
However, antibiotic treatment for middle ear infections is not considered safe unless your child
is incredibly unwell.
To avoid the risk of ear infection, it is essential to educate your child not to insert anything in the
ear even if it feels blocked. Parents are advised not to use any ear drops for the child unless
prescribed by a physician.
It is a bowel infection, and its symptoms include inflammation of the digestive tract. It may lead to more complicated health problems, like prolonged diarrhoea or heavy vomiting.
Nausea, headaches, loss of appetite, stomach cramps, pain and high fever, are among the
commonly observed symptoms.
Gastroenteritis is usually cured by treatment at home, usually by intake of lots of fluid.
Children should not be sent to school during the infection.
The only prevention is thorough hand washing, specifically after the toilet and before handling food.
Sleeplessness in children is referred to as childhood insomnia. In most cases, insomnia itself is not a disease and is a symptom of some underlying medical problem, such as asthma, allergies, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, stress, body aches, blocked nose, etc.
Symptoms include difficulty falling asleep, trouble waking up in the morning, fatigue during daytime, irritability, etc.
The most commonly advised treatment for childhood insomnia is the use of melatonin supplements. Many famous brands like Luna kids, Wink Naturals, Gummies Garden, Olly Kids, etc., are making tasty melatonin gummies for kids that children love to eat and are effective too.
To prevent sleep problems, it is essential to maintain a healthy daily routine. Daily exercising, reduced screen times, a healthy diet, checking for any underlying cause, avoiding stress are some important preventive measures.
This viral infection is more common in babies, primarily within two years of age.
The child may experience sore throat, swollen neck, high fever, and sometimes pink
rashes all over the body.
This infection may become severe and give rise to febrile convulsions leading to
unconsciousness, loss of bowel control, recurrent attacks of jerks and twitching for several
minutes. Seizures, in this case, should be immediately assisted by a medical emergency.
There is no vaccine to prevent roseola, but good hygiene can reduce risk.
It’s recognised as a widespread eye infection in children that is also highly contagious.
Early symptoms may include inflamed eye, greenish or yellowish discharge from the cornea, itchy or burning eyes, and crusty eyelashes.
A virus or bacteria may cause it. Viral infection does not need any treatment, but antibiotic eye drops will only cure bacterial infection.
Its risk of spreading should be kept in mind, and one should not touch the patient’s eyes.
Asthma is being commonly observed in children under the age of 10.
Wheezing sound while breathing, recurrent attacks of breathlessness, coughing (during or after
sleep) and a tight chest is among the most common diagnostic symptoms.
Asthma is neither preventable nor even curable completely, but symptoms can be reduced by
learning about the triggers like exercise, mites, pollens, pets, dust etc. Doctors also suggest
some asthma action plan for better treatment.
The most common cause of asthma in children is an allergy. Try to find out what triggers the symptoms and keep your child away from those allergens.
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