Spring childhood diseases
To insure a child completely against childhood diseases is impossible. With the onset of the long-awaited spring, babies often begin to get sick with certain ailments. Therefore, it is important for parents not only to know seasonal childhood diseases “in person”, but also measures to prevent such diseases.
Cold and allergies – unpleasant “companions” of spring
Children suffer from colds more often than adults. After a long winter, the nervous and immune systems of babies are weakened, and the body’s defenses do not cope with the attack of viruses. SARS and influenza, as well as otitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis (tonsillitis – an acute form of the disease) and other diseases of ENT organs attack kids not only during the cold season, but also with the onset of heat.
Also, spring and the coming summer – the time of seasonal pollinosis, allergic reactions to pollen. Allergies parents are often confused with a cold, but with an allergic reaction, fever is not observed. Also in the spring, allergic reactions and infection contribute to the exacerbation of bronchial asthma. Therefore, it is important for parents of children with allergies and asthmatics to promptly show the child to a specialist, so that the doctor can help you choose an individual means of preventing the disease.
Food poisoning and fatigue
In the warm season, children begin to suffer from intestinal infections. Therefore, food consumed, personal hygiene and heat treatment of food should be given increased attention. Like skin care of a child, since with the onset of heat, insects are activated, often biting babies. Also in spring, the child is more in contact with the external environment, plants, animals and the risk of picking up skin disease increases.
Another important factor that significantly impairs children’s well-being is the so-called third quarter syndrome. Most often, this condition is subject to primary school students. Despite the holidays, young children are weakened by early awakenings, exertion in school and extracurricular activities, emotional turmoil, and a deficiency of the sun and vitamins. Therefore, children feel tired, his body systems are weakened.
Prevention of spring childhood diseases
By following simple rules, you can protect your baby from spring diseases. A special focus is on the nutrition of the child: he needs not only proteins, but also fruits, vegetables, and dairy products (naturally, nutrition must be age-appropriate). Talk to your pediatrician about what kind of vitamin complex or acceptable herbs and fruits (rosehip, echinacea, etc.) can be given to the child in order to strengthen his immunity. Spring is a time to be with the child more often in the open air. However, do not forget about hypothermia and overheating of the baby. Prevention of acute respiratory viral infections, strengthening of immunity should also apply to other family members.
Also do not forget about the “golden rule” to wash your hands before eating, after the street and visiting the toilet. Do not buy products in natural markets, do not give early vegetables to children under 3 years old, thoroughly heat treat meat, wash vegetables, fruits, and greens. During the period of mass flowering of plants, try to spend less time with your child in the countryside, do wet cleaning at home more often, do not allow dust to accumulate. At the same time, proper organization of active leisure, rest from city noise, gadgets, adherence to the daily regimen and good sleep will help the child feel better, and his body will be more successful in fighting the infection.