Frequently ill children - heredity or negligence of parents
The summer has come to an end, and with it the carefree time of our children has ended. Again a school, a kindergarten and, unfortunately, it's time for viral diseases that follow one after another. Very many parents face such a problem, as often ill children. Why does this happen? Let's try to figure it out together.
First it is necessary to determine which child can be referred to the group of "often ill children". From a medical point of view, the classification is as follows: infants under one year old, suffering from ARI more than 4 times a year, children 1-3 years old, suffering six or more times during the year, 3-5 years of age suggest the appearance of signs of influenza five and more times, and those children, whose age has reached the mark of over five years, should not get sick more than four times in 12 months.
But it is worth paying attention to another factor - the duration of the disease. Frequently ill children are those who suffer from cold symptoms for two or more weeks. And from the general disease throughout the whole period, one or two factors may appear - a runny nose or cough, which are very difficult to treat.If, for a long period, there is also an elevated body temperature, this indicates the presence of any infection in the body, so it is not worthwhile to delay the treatment to specialists.
To answer the question about why the child is often ill, no one can do it in absentia, you need a study or at least a detailed examination. But most often the reason for this is a decrease in immunity or its weakening. For infants, breast milk is an essential ingredient for the formation of a strong immune system. If the child is premature, the risk of getting into the group of "often ill children" increases several times, because some of the immunity is formed in the womb throughout the incubation period. Adverse factors may include various viral or intestinal diseases, antibiotics and other potent agents, the presence of chronic diseases or a violation of any part of the immune system, as well as unbalanced diet and many stressful situations.
How can you help your child become "strong"? Initially, it is worth taking care of a child's health, even when he is in the womb. To exclude the appearance of problems with the intestine, it is better to consult a specialist and take a preventive course with the use of specialized drugs, and upon reaching the age of 3, begin taking multivitamin complexes. It is not necessary to avoid the necessary vaccinations, you need to establish a balanced diet, try hardening, and find time for walks every day. Hygiene is an important condition if there is a sick child in the house. Sanatorium - as an option to correct the general condition and maintain weakened immunity. Moreover, such institutions offer a wide range of measures to observe all the optimal conditions for the recovery and strengthening of the child's body.