Top 5 medical conditions most prevalent in children today

As parents, we are always worried about our children’s health. If you know about the common diseases that your children may have, we can be more careful about the symptoms of these diseases. Here are the most common illnesses we observe in our children today.

Common Cold

img17Mild fever, coughing, congestion and sore throat are very common every season. In such cases, you need to give your child lots of fluid and rest. You can give your child ibuprofen to decrease the fever and cold medicines for clearing cough. Saline drops are very helpful for clearing noses. It moisturizes your child’s nasal passageways and gets rid of the excess mucus. It takes five to seven days to recover from a common cold.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

This happens to children of two years old or under. Most of the time, the symptoms are similar to that of cold. Those children having weak immune system, chronic lung disease or heart problem can have severe consequences of RSV. It can lead to pneumonia or bronchiolitis. Thousands of children are hospitalized every year for RSV. If your child is breathing very fast, then you should contact a pediatrician immediately.

Roseola

img18Roseola is also seen in children who are less than two years old. The kid may have a high fever, coughing, congestion, and some rash as well. It usually starts from the chest and then spreads. It gets over within a week.

Gastroenteritis

It causes diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Different viruses can cause this disease. If your child takes enough rest, then the symptoms will be gone by within a few days. The child should drink lots of fluid so that dehydration doesn’t occur.

Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease

img21It this case the child ahs sores in mouth and throat which are painful. It happens during the summer and fall season. It can spread from one kid to another very quickly.

In most cases, all your kid needs are proper rest and drink fluid all the time. If the condition of your child doesn’t improve in a few days, then you should contact a pediatrician immediately.