Archive for the ‘Childhood Diseases’ Category
When it comes to our children and their immune system, everyone knows that usually it seems that kids have the most likelihood of developing all sorts of illnesses. All of a sudden we may find them with a high fever and surprisingly there is nothing that foretold us about his condition. It may seem that every symptom comes all of a sudden, but actually in many cases the children have been exposed to a viral environment in either their school or kindergarten.
There is no exact way of preventing childhood illnesses. We may try isolating the child but that is not a solution as his body will become frail over time. Actually it is better not to pamper them too much. Some parents refuse to take their children for a walk or to let them leave the house when it is cold outside. This type of isolation may have devastating effects on their immune system. What actually happens is that the children start to get more prone to the viruses they encounter.
This is why it is good to let the children take contact with environments that we see as a normal threat. We should let them roam for a couple of minutes in the snow and even enjoy it ourselves. Also they have to stay fully hydrated and they need to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables during the winter season and not only. The best way to treat is in the end to prevent.
Now that the cholera epidemic has become a loose, this time in Haiti, it is necessary for parents to be alert to any symptoms that may show signs of this disease in our children.
The cholera, usually strikes during the summer. It is at this time when children are more prone to contracting the disease, because heat and moisture causes the bacteria to stay alive longer on food.
Where does the anger? Cholera is caused by the bacterium vibrio cholerae, found in water contaminated with fecal (stool). The developing countries are the ones who suffer most, for lack of drinking water in some of their cities.
If dirty water comes into contact with food, pollution, so it is necessary to wash them thoroughly before eating. We recommend adding a few drops of bleach (chlorine) in the water that washes fruits and vegetables. It is also good to eat cooked food, especially seafood.
Cholera can be prevented by using boiled water for drinking and cooking. Do not forget that the containers where water is stored must be clean, and your whole house dirt brings flies and flies are responsible for transmitting the cholera virus to your family.
Children often suffer from many diseases, so we must be alert to symptoms that to work properly. Mumps is a disease of childhood to which we must pay utmost care and directly attacks the salivary glands.
Mumps (or parotitis) is a disease caused by a virus that is transmitted through saliva and can infect mainly children between 2 and 14 years who are not vaccinated. If it is spread by saliva, so be careful with silverware and other children who are incubating the virus.
The symptoms of mumps are different, so it is necessary to observe the child very well and to see the doctor if we see that:
has swollen lower cheeks,
have a bad stomach and head,
has red eyes,
disturbed swallowing food,
throw up a lot,
pain and swelling in the testicles (if man).