Child getting sick frequently:
Illness or carelessness is the reason behind this, find out the cause of the illness and treat it immediately
Today’s expert is Dr. Ruchira Pahare, Paediatrician, Kokilaben Hospital, Dr. Rohit Joshi, Consultant Pediatrician, Bansal Hospital, Bhopal and Dr. Vivek Sharma, Paediatrics, Jaipur
Question: For some days, children are falling sick frequently, parents think that this is happening after Corona, is this true?
Answer: Corona is not the cause of frequent illness of all children. Every year in certain seasons such cases come before us. Children get sick when there is even a slight change in the weather. The reason behind getting sick is more after rain. Along with this, the cases of illness also increase in September, October, November and December. After this it starts to decrease a little. After this, cases of infection among children are increasing from April.
Question: Is the immune system or virus the reason behind the illness?
Answer : Parents have a wrong belief about their children, that their child’s immune system is weak. This is not necessary in the case of every child. If the child is getting sick again and again, it means that there is some kind of infection in him, so it is not necessary that the infection does not occur again after getting infected once.
On the other hand, the risk of infection is always higher among school-going children. Children meet, play, eat with other children at school, due to which if one child gets infected, the virus can easily be transferred to another child. This child will bring the infection home from school and pass it on to their siblings.
Question: Corona is responsible for the child’s illness or not?
Answer: Yes, in some cases you can understand this. Due to Corona, contact with children has decreased for two years. Children are staying at home, instead of playing outside, they are composing and digesting on their mobile phones. In such a condition, their ability to fight the virus is reduced. Children cannot tolerate pollution, allergy problems started. Children will continue to have this type of problem for a year or two after they come out of isolation.
Question: If it is known that the child’s immune system is really weak, then what can be done to cure it without medicine?
Answer: If the child’s immune system is really weak, then how can it be cured without medicine?
- Make a habit of drinking turmeric milk, you can add honey to it.
- Drink basil juice mixed with honey whenever the weather changes.
- Grind dates and soaked almonds and mix them in milk.
Raisins contain potassium, beta carotene, calcium, magnesium, iron and B complex. It works as an immunity booster. Give to children after soaking.
Question: Is it necessary for children to drink milk?
Answer: It is necessary to drink milk only for six months after birth. In the first six months we cannot give the baby anything other than milk. After that we start feeding the baby. This is a natural pattern and is also appropriate, so children should get used to eating cereals and other foods. If your child drinks even a glass of milk throughout the day, there is no harm in that.
Question: Parents often feel that if the baby does not drink milk, there will be many problems, so they often add chocolate powder to the milk, is it beneficial?
Answer: If the baby likes to drink milk, parents start giving milk at all three times. Some parents even say that don’t eat, drink milk and go to sleep. All these methods are wrong. Every time you feed milk, you will be adding sugar to it, which will harm the baby. If you are mixing chocolate powder or other flavors with it, it will also contain sugar. In this way babies get unnatural things with milk, which are harmful.
Question: Parents will say that if milk is not given, where will the child get calcium?
Answer: This is also a misconception. Calcium is also found in other things. Pulses and vegetables can also fulfill this requirement. Another thing, milk is not your house item, you outsource it, its quality cannot be guaranteed.
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Question: Some children are vitamin D deficient, so what is the reason behind it?
Answer: Many factors are responsible for vitamin D deficiency in children.
- Lack of adequate amount of vitamin D in children’s diet.
- Children have little or no exposure to sunlight.
- Vitamin D cannot be converted in the body due to liver and kidney problems
- Problems absorbing vitamin D from food.
- Due to taking certain medicines.
- Due to internal problems or diseases of the body.
Question: What should children be fed to make up for vitamin D deficiency?
Answer: Vitamin D deficiency can be easily compensated by eating. Here we are mentioning some food and drink items.
- Fortified food
- Cod liver oil
- Milk and its products
- Eggs and especially their yolks
Question: So what is fortified food?
Answer: Fortified was first mentioned in the 1930s and 40s. It is a food that can make up for the deficiency of vitamins and minerals in the body. This can be anything like cereals, milk, vegetables, breakfast cereals etc.
Question: How is it known that there is a deficiency of vitamin D?
Answer: If the child shows symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, show it to the doctor. A blood test will tell if the child is really deficient in vitamin D.