In children, the disease often becomes serious or severe in very quick time. A disease that requires a few days or a few weeks to make adults suffer may be able to kill children in just a few hours. For eg. jaundice in children can easily affect the liver as compared to jaundice in adults.So it is very important for us all to pay attention to early signs of the disease.
Some common diseases that often afflict children are:
Many children are malnourished because they do not get enough food. Or if they just get less nutritional content of food, for example food with plenty of water and fiber in it, such as grits. This type of food only makes the children to be satisfied and do not meet the nutrient requirements for growth.
2. Diarrhea and Dysentery
Diarrhea in children can be characterized by the frequency of bowel movements more than 4 times a day in infants and more than 3 times a day in children. The greatest danger to children with diarrhea is dehydration, or losing too much fluid from the body. The danger would increase if accompanied by vomiting.
Infants and children who have diarrhea need more fluids to replace body fluids lost through feces and vomit.
If fever temperature exceeds of 37.5 ° C at the time was measured with a thermometer. At little children, high fever (over 39 ° C) can easily cause seizures or brain damage. Taking them to doctors or hospital is the best action in preventing worse effects.
Causes of seizures in children include high fever, dehydration, epilepsy, and meningitis. Seizures that come suddenly without fever or other signs may be a sign of epilepsy, particularly if the child looks normal without showing any symptoms weird. Seizures that begin in the jaw can lead the entire body becomes rigid as possible is caused by tetanus.