Often a sick child: what to do to parents
To the category of often ill children, pediatricians include those with ARD diseases that happen 4-5 times a year or even more often. It is dangerous not so much in itself, as by its complications. It can be either sinusitis, bronchitis, allergies, or dysbiosis. Such children can get sick without the temperature, constantly coughing up, or with a long rise. In general, parents themselves can determine that they often have a sick child. What to do in this case, the doctor can advise.
What causes of common diseases can be distinguished? Studies have determined that this is primarily an improper diet, lack of exercise, parents' smoking or reduced immunity against a background of chronic diseases. Therefore, parents need to try to remove the factors contributing to the disease. If a doctor has diagnosed your child with a "often sick child", what should you do first?
It is advisable to visit an immunologist to choose the right medicine. He often has ailing children. Treatment is most often vitamins, immunomodulators and other drugs that increase protective forces. It can be interferons, herbal extracts or preparations of the thymus gland, for example, "Immudon", "Wobenzym", "Viferon" and others (but no self-treatment!).
If you often have a sick child, what else can you do? The main thing is to establish the correct nutrition of the baby. The child should receive all the necessary vitamins and minerals from the food, the food should be balanced in the content of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Exclude from the diet of the child fast food, carbonated drinks and chips. Limit the use of confectionery,sweets and canned goods.
It is very important to organize the regime of the baby's day. He must go to bed on time and sleep. Protect your child from fatigue and provide sufficient physical exertion for him. It is compulsory for such a child to have a nap, watch television and at least 2 hours of walking a day.
Often parents ask a doctor the question: "How to temper the often sick child?" The main restorative procedures are massage, gymnastics, walking barefoot on cool water, grass or stones. It is important to teach the baby to do a foot acupressure on his own, on which there are many points that stimulate the work of all organs.
To strengthen the defenses of the child, you need to provide him with a permanent wellness environment. Gradually stop kidding him, teach him to take a shower every day. It is useful to rinse with cool water orwiping with a wet towel. Be sure to do a wet cleaning every day in the nursery and air it several times a day.
Limit the contact of the child with smoking people and household chemicals, do not seek to achieve sterility at an early age and use less chlorine and antibacterial soap. Try to minimize the presence in the baby's room of allergens: carpets and soft toys.
For many parents, the problem is when they often have a sick child. What if I need to go to kindergarten? Teach your baby more often to wash your hands and do not use someone else's cups. After the garden, rinse his nose with salt water and rinse your throat. If possible, limit the contact of the child with strangers.