5 Most Common Childhood Disorders

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If you are a caregiver, then most probably, you must be aware of the difficulties experienced when dealing with a sick child. Although many of these sicknesses are common, most of them are not very serious. However, it is wise to be cautious about the cause of that illnesses and take immediate action to curb the condition. Do you want to know some of the basic childhood disorders persevered by almost all children? Then read this article to become informed. Common cold You are not amazed that the common cold is one of the leading common childhood illnesses. The condition is mainly caused by viruses spread within the air, particularly where people are close to each other. No cure has been developed so far for this condition, but over-the-counter medication, such as acetaminophen, can be used to relieve some of its symptoms, which includes muscle aches, fever, headache, and others. Ear infections The research carried out by AAP (American academy of pediatrics) shows that children are highly prone to the infections of the ears compared to adults. One of the leading causes of this condition is viral or bacterial infections. Its symptoms include fever, ear pain, ear tagging, and sleeping difficulties. This condition is in most cases referred to as the flu infection. Typically, flu is the kind of virus that is easily spread whenever an infected person coughs or sneezes to a healthy one. Some of the common symptoms of this common childhood infection include sore throat, fever, fatigue, chills, body aches, etc. the symptoms of this condition can be treated at home with fluid, medication, and enough rest. One of the ways that you can use to combat the infection risks is by ensuring almost everybody gets the flu vaccines each year. You should do this while bearing in mind that the vaccination does not mean your child will not get infected at all means. Instead, it means that the risks of getting exposed to the infection are reduced. Besides, it lowers the duration and severity of the disease symptoms if you fail to get sick. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) RSV is a common illness for children that affects their system of respiration. The common symptoms of these conditions in adults and children include coughing, fever, sneezing, and running nose. However, when it comes to older adults and infants, the state is more serious. This is coned to the fact that it causes airway inflammation, which may result in pneumonia. The most common name given to this health condition is “pink eye.” Most of its widely known symptoms include itchiness, redness, discharge in one or two of one’s eyes. There are many causes of this infection, but the most conjunctivitis contagious type is brought about by a virus or bacteria that gets into a person's eyes. The main methods used by the health professional to treat ii is by use of eye drops or antibiotic ointments.

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