All the time, our children are exposed to many common diseases which they could acquire through socializing and playing with other infected children at school or club. In this topic, we will show you the top 10 common childhood illnesses and how to treat them.
1. Flu: it is a viral infection happens in the nose, ears, throat and sinuses. If your child has a flu, he will get a high temperature, sore throat, exhaustion, cough, sneezing, runny nose, headache and severe pains.
- To treat it: Paracetamol is as needed; but if your child’s condition get developed and get worsen more than a week, so you should see a doctor.
2. Tonsillitis: it is an infection of the tonsils happens by a virus or bacteria. Its Symptoms are including a sore throat with red, swollen tonsils, pain on swallowing, headache, coughing and fever. The glands in the neck are often swollen too, and in many cases there may be spots of pus on the tonsils.
- To treat it: you should see a doctor who will advise you to use antibiotics to treat this condition. If your child is always suffering from frequent and severe tonsillitis, so the doctor may suggest an operation to remove his/her tonsils.
3. Chicken Pox: it is a highly viral infection which causes fever, headache and a red rash before developing into itchy, fluid-filled blisters. Some children get only just a few spots, while others get them everywhere in their bodies including inside the mouth and on the scalp.
- To treat it: If you are not sure of your diagnoses, you should see a doctor as he will advise you with some lotions which will relieve your child’s itching.
4. Ear infections: its symptoms could include earache, reduced hearing, tinnitus and fever. The infection of the middle ear is usually viral but can be bacterial.
- To treat it: If your child is suffering from high temperature, a discharge from or a severe pain in ears, you should cover his/her ears with a clean, dry gauze pad then contact your doctor who will advise you with the antibiotics.
5. Hand, foot and mouth disease: it is a viral disease which may cause a mild, non-itchy rash on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet in most of the children while in some cases of children, it may cause mouth ulcers and feelings of unwell.
- To treat it: Paracetamol is as needed.