Your children are bound to get affected by something with every changing season. So you must be sure and ready to face it. Each and every child deserves good health and quality medical assistance. For that, all parents should be aware of possible pediatric problems that may affect your child’s health. However, know the common diseases, symptoms, and remedies to avoid them. As a parent, it is important to know when to call a doctor.
What are common Pediatric Problems
Pediatric Problems may differ from child to child. Each child may have different problems and concerns while growing up. Here are some common illness and concerns in children.
Common illness in children
- Diaper rash
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Respiratory infections (Throat pain, Cold, cough, Asthma)
Common children concerns
- Bed Wetting
- Thumb Sucking
- Frequent Crying
- Temper Tantrums
- Eating Disorders
When to Talk to a Doctor
There are several reasons why your child may have an illness. The pediatrician may suggest various remedies. However, the recommendations may vary from child to child. Some illness may go away without any doctor consultation. But, you need to be serious about certain illness in your kids, especially for certain kids. In addition, you should be aware of when to talk to a doctor
- Breathing difficulty
- High Fever
- Reduced eating
- Chronic medical history
Breathing Difficulty: Talk to a doctor right away if you see your child breathing faster than usual. Also, you need to consult a doctor if he or she is taking pauses while breathing.
High Fever: If you are a parent of a newborn, remember that any rise in temperature needs an immediate doctor consultation. Also know that for 3-6 months kids and older kids, talk to a doctor if their body temperature hits 101 degrees F and 103 degrees F respectively.
Dehydration: In children, dehydration is quite common. But, you need to consult a doctor if your child not drinking enough water, vomiting, looking tired and having a dry mouth and eyes. When you consult a pediatrician, they may treat with IV fluids in Hospital.
Reduced Eating: It is quite common for children to lose interest in eating. But, if your child is eating and drinking lesser than half they usually eat, then you should immediately talk to a doctor. The reduced eating may be due to an undiagnosed illness.
Chronic Medical History: If your children have a previous history of any chronic medical issues like asthma, diabetes and ill immune system, then it is advised to take a mandatory doctor consultation whenever they suffer from any kind of viral infections.
Thus, every child may suffer from various health problems. However, the treatment and remedies will differ from child to child depending upon their body conditions. So, it is advised to have regular health checkups with pediatricians to ensure a healthy future for your kids.
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