30.11.2015

5 Most Common Childhood Illnesses

Health Care

Sometimes our children tend to get sick and we worry and stress over it because we have no idea what can happen. Then as they start to get better, we become more relieved. This kind of stuff occurs all the time but here are 5 common child sicknesses you really don’t have to worry about. All you need to do is take your kid to your family doctor just to double check anything.

Cold

1

The simple cold is excessively common for children, teenagers and adults. The symptoms of the cold are sore throat, fever, runny nose, and coughing. If it appears like your child is having a cold, make sure that they get a ton of rest. Avoid giving to much medicine because those usually don’t work. Additionally, you want your kids immune system to fight for itself.

Influenza

2

Influenza also known as the flu occurs to a child pretty frequently. You can tell if your child is having the flu if he or she has a fever that is over 100O Fahrenheit. A few symptoms of the flu is, coughs, sore throat, diarrhea, headache, body aches etc. You can lower the chance of your child getting the flu by taking annual flu shots.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus  

3

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is an infection that can disturb your lungs or heart. This illness is only common for children who are under the age of 2. The symptoms aren’t that serious however if your child has a weak immune system then it is. This illness can potentially cause pneumonia.

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

4

Children who are under the age of 5 are usually victims of catching this disease. This sickness is extremely contagious but fortunately it isn’t too serious. Symptoms of hand foot mouth disease can be sore throat, coughing, and fever. Within 7 to 10 days, your child should be clear of this illness

Gastroenteritis

5

Gastroenteritis is when your stomach is upset and it causes diarrhea vomiting or stomach ache. What can causes this illness is if your child eats the wrong food such as raw eggs or eating food that isn’t clean.

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