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A dad blog by a geek dad with two geeky kids.
Raising children comes with a host of worries. This is because kids tend to get sick no matter how careful you are about their health. They’re sure to catch bugs while playing outdoors or while watching TV with friends at home needless to stay, you still need to watch for those things which pose as serious health risks. Have a read to find out how to keep your child as safe as you possibly can.
Food allergies – Eggs, milk, seafood, soy, peanuts and wheat are a few of the foods which commonly cause allergies among kids. It’s important that you know all the food your child is allergic to, so as you find them out, keep a list and discuss it with them. Explain how to avoid those foods and what to do in case of accidental ingestion. Be sure to describe the ‘danger’ signs to watch out for, too such as: coughing, nausea, tightness in the throat, stomach pain, vomiting and wheezing.
Dental Problems – Children encounter dental issues as they grow which can be caused by their love for sweets and laziness in taking care of their teeth. Tooth decay and gum disease are the most common of these issues, yet can be prevented through good dental hygiene practice. However, there accidental issues, too which are called dental emergencies. The following detailed infographic explains the most common dental emergencies and how to best handle them.
Stomach flu – Stomach flu or gastroenteritis is very contagious meaning your child has a good chance of getting it while at play or at school. Stomach cramps, diarrhea, fever, nausea and vomiting are its symptoms and can be best avoided through to good hygiene habits like hand washing before meals, as well as after using the bathroom.
Whooping cough – Caught by breathing in the bacteria when an infected person coughs or sneezes, symptoms are characterized by colds, a runny nose, a slight fever, and a cough. If caught your child will need to see a doctor for antibiotics and get plenty of rest, fluids and healthy food.
Rashes – Also called dermatitis, rashes include lumps, bumps, blisters, even pimples and can be itchy, red and scaly. Tell your child not to scratch his rashes because it may cause infection, so book in to see a dermatologist for medication right away.