Every kid gets sick once in a while. They’re bound to aren’t they? School is a haven for illnesses as much as it is for learning. However, here’s a few tips on how to beat the illnesses as soon as possible.
It’s always a worry when a child in your son or daughter’s class gets ill. You just know that it’s going to spread as much as wildfire. So best to keep on your toes. Get all the medicine down from the cupboard and leave it in a safe place, away from your children of course. Measles for example is one of those contagious diseases that happens to everyone. How can you first notice it? Well if you notice your kid suffering from a runny nose, a permanent sneeze, red eyes and a high temperature, it’s best that you take them straightaway to the doctor and keep them away from the school for a while. These are all common symptoms. Even if it’s just a common cold, you’ve done the right thing by getting them checked out as well as acquiring new specific medicine. You can also consult your doctor a bit more on any potential illnesses and how to combat them. They are professional and are paid for the advice they give so trust them. Children will also receive compulsory vaccinations for illnesses like mumps, tetanus and rubella as they grow up through school.
You know there’s a problem when there is a letter from teachers to parents. This time though, it’s the dreaded lice outbreak. It will always happen don’t worry. However, it’s best to be careful and either consult a professional, face to face or go online and research companies like Head Lice Guru in order to do your best and combat this nagging worry. Their hair may need a lot of care and attention during this phase and keep them occupied as you comb meticulously through their hair. Again, it’s compulsory that if they do have head lice, you must not let them go into school until the doctor gives the say so.
Tonsillitis is another quite common occurrence with children. If they complain of a sore throat and a temperature, it’s imperative that you take them seriously and seek medical care. They may not be trying to skive school this time. You can never be too careful can you? You can also do your bit by staring down their throat and seeing if it’s dangerously red or check their glands on their neck. Whilst you check them out, bring them plenty of fluids. They may find it difficult to swallow but it’s essential that they drink, for their own health.
Your children are your offspring, your prides of joy and you’re always going to go to the ends of the earth to protect them. Never be too casual regarding illness. It’s important, even at this young age that they get checked out every few months. Being a kid has its problems and that is being in a class of sick children just like we do when we get a cold from work. So call the doctor and see what you can do about it.