Your child has infections from kindergarten? Fight them back!

It is time for your child to make new friends, but you have a fear from the infectious diseases that lurk in kindergartens or children’s playgrounds? Do not panic, here’s what you need to know about the possible dangers. You certainly try to strengthen the immunity of your child with probiotics and food rich with vitamins. But it does not guarantee that the viral and bacterial infections will be kept away from it. It is enough to play with its sick peers, to crack the walls of its organism. But do not panic – find out which infections potentially lurking in the mangers and kindergartens, and how they can be treated when it is necessary to seek help from a doctor.

Cold

Causes and symptoms:

Colds usually are not serious and can be recognized by fever, runny nose, watery eyes, cough or swollen and tender lymph glands on the neck.

How to treat:

Treatment includes resting and drinking more fluids. In case of fever and cough, it is necessary to give medication to your child in consultation with the pediatrician. Also nasal spray based on salt can additionally help.

Info plus:

Eucalyptus oil and essential oils of mint, rosemary, basil, pine, cedar and cloves can be a good ally. The tea tree oil and lemon can help with inflammation in respiratory difficulty and appearance of mucus in the airways. A few drops of oil should be put on the neck, in the sinuses and in the nose or in a bowl with boiling water which later will be used for inhalation.

Remember:

The child must stay at home if its nose is full with greenish or yellowish mucus, especially if it has fever. It is required to see a doctor if the cold does not pass in a few days.

Lice

Causes and symptoms:

In young children lice usually appear in their hair. Considering the fact that these parasites are not only transmitted through personal contact, but also using other people’s stuff, even toys, it is easy to get them in mangers, kindergartens or playgrounds. If the child is scratching its head, review its hair – except lice they also may have nits or eggs. The appearance of lice is often accompanied by enlarged lymph nodes in the neck.

How to treat:

Child’s hair should be washed with shampoo against lice. Shampoo kills live lice, but it is not effective against eggs, so it is necessary to repeat the treatment after one week. After washing, the hair should be combed with a very thick comb.

Info plus:

If your child stays in the manger or kindergarten, regularly check its scalp. Many parents believe that lice can be found only in dirty hair, but it is not true – they equally appear in regularly treated hair too.

Remember:

The lice are spread easily, so it would be good to keep your child away from other children until it’s completely clean. Seek medical attention if you fail to clear them all even after repeated treatment with shampoos and other products.