A child is sick: causes and treatment
Childhood diseases worry parents. The most common symptom of illness is fever. However, moms and dads can face other signs of a particular disease. This article will tell you about why a child is sick. You will learn what can be the causes of this symptom. Also should be said about methods of removing disease.
A child is sick. What do the doctors say?
If a child is sick, you need to consult a doctor. About it unanimously speak of all pediatricians. It should be noted that nausea is not an independent disease. In most cases, is merely a symptom of some pathology. This disease may have additional symptoms. Some of them require immediate assistance. That is why you should carefully observe the baby in this state and, if necessary, call an ambulance.
The doctors say that the weakness, the nausea cannot be correctly determined by the baby. Children up to 7-9 years just can't describe this state. The kids say that they have something hurts, but I can't properly formulate a story about his health. Nausea in children is often accompanied by vomiting. This is the so-called continuation of the development of pathological symptoms. Try to understand why sometimes a child is sick and how to cope with this unpleasant symptom.
Motion sickness or sea sickness
Often a child is sick in the car. The symptom may manifest themselves during the boat journey. The reason for this phenomenon is becoming commonplace sickness. It develops because of the underdevelopment of the vestibular apparatus. It is worth noting that many of the children this pathology resolves on its own over time.
To treat this pathology in most cases is useless. However, you should seek the advice consultation. This specialist deals with the problems of the vestibular apparatus. In most cases, motion sickness in transport parents need to follow some rules. Before the trip it is not recommended to feed the baby tightly. Refrain from greasy and heavy foods. Put the child forward or (if not possible) at the center back. Invite him to look around. Periodically give your baby to drink. Well help a breath mint. Among the treatment of motion sickness, you can select pills "Dramina", "Aviemore" and others. Most drugs taken just before the trip and not during an attack of nausea.
Sometimes it happens that a child is sick, and a stomach ache. The reason in this case is poisoning. It should be noted that it may be different. If the kid used a stale product, the development of symptoms occurs almost immediately. Also, poisoning may occur due to the use of chemicals or drugs. Check, can your toddler eat a banned substance.
Treatment in this case depends entirely on the severity of the pathology. In mild symptoms correction can be carried out at home. Child prescribers – sorbents, as well as drinking plenty of fluids. This type of drug include "Polisorb", "Smectite", "Enterosgel" and so on. They should take separately from food and other medications. In severe disease there is a sense of hospitalization. In this case the child produces gastric lavage and a course of intravenous injection of glucose and saline.
Infection or viral pathology
Nausea and diarrhea may be due to an infection. This is often a virus transmitted by airborne droplets, or bacteria obtained through dirty hands. Simultaneously to the described symptoms can join a rise in body temperature. Weakness, nausea and vomiting with loose stools necessarily must be adjusted. Otherwise there is a risk of serious complications.
Often, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea lead to dehydration. Therefore, if you encounter this pathology is necessary to give the baby lots of water. If necessary, use "Regidron". It is a powder that dissolves in drinking water. It helps to restore the salt balance in the body of the patient. Diarrhea can be used the drug "Imodium" or congee. Viral pathology requires appropriate therapy. So, the child prescribers "Alferon", "Interferon", "Isoprinosine" and others. In bacterial infection it is necessary to use antimicrobial compositions with broad spectrum of action, such as "Azithromycin", "Amoxicillin" and so on.
If a child is sick in the morning, it could be a symptom of a neurological pathology. To the main symptom in this case is attached headache and fatigue. This disease must be corrected. Otherwise there are unpleasant consequences.
Contact your neurologist and get tested. Most likely, the doctor will prescribe neurosonography. Depending on the obtained result may need additional tests. Treatment of pathology in most cases a comprehensive. So, the doctor prescribes nootropics, correcting cerebral circulation, such as "Trental", "Gliatilin", "Piracetam" and others. At the same time the baby prescribed medicines of a sedative nature ("Phenibut", "TenTen", "Valerian"). Necessarily during the treatment to take vitamin complexes ("Magnerot", "Magnelis", "Neuromultivit"). Remember that all of these drugs can only be used after specialist advice. Many of them are selected in accordance with the age and weight of the crumbs.
A stressful situation
If a child is sick (no fever in this case), then the cause can be stress or fear. The doctors say that this is a defensive reaction of the organism. Treat this situation any requires. However, there is a way to help your child and relieve his condition.
Take a small paper bag. If you don't have this device, you can use plastic. Give the tool to the child and ask them to breathe into it. After a few minutes your child will experience a noticeable relief. The working principle of such assistance the following. The baby exhales carbon dioxide and consumes oxygen when you inhale. If space is limited, the child will be allocated to breathe carbon dioxide. As a consequence, the nausea disappearing.
Pathology requiring surgical intervention
Nausea in a child can be a symptom of a pathology which cannot be adjusted at home. Such diseases include pancreatitis, appendicitis, cholecystitis, hernia incarceration, and so on. At the same time these diseases can have the following symptoms: vomiting, weakness, diarrhea or constipation, abdominal pain, fever, appearance of weakness, and so on. Any delay and the lack of timely aid can lead to unpleasant complications.
Treatment most of these diseases require immediate medical intervention. Usually this is a standard operation performed under General anesthesia. After such intervention must comply with doctor's appointments and to adhere to a certain diet. Often require medical methods that will be preventive and will prevent recurrence of the pathology.
Now you know why the child may experience nausea. You also learned the basic ways of dealing with an unpleasant expression. Remember that before the correction is necessary to clarify the cause of the problem. In some cases this can be done only specialist. Consult your pediatrician and get expert advice. Only then proceed with the prescribed treatment. Good health to your kid!