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10 Typical signs of children to watch out for

The most common childhood diseases are infections, which are characterized by their rapid transmission from one child to another orally and being caused by viruses or bacteria.

Many mothers, when they perceive that their child is discouraged or have some unusual behavior, think the child is ‘incubating something’.

Normally, they are right, although there are diseases that have no symptoms and are therefore difficult to detect.

In any case, if you notice anything strange in your child’s health, don’t wait to take him or her to the doctor. It’s better to prevent than to cure.

Here are 10 childhood illnesses that all parents should know how to identify:
1- Tonsillitis or angina

 

Common symptoms with a cold:
sore throat
fever greater than 37.5oC
Distinctive symptoms:

swollen tonsils
white coating on the tongue and mouth
pain in the eyes
weakness
difficulty swallowing
When a child suffers from a sore throat and fever, it’s easy to think of it as a simple cold. However, these symptoms may also occur from tonsillitis.

Tonsillitis is dangerous due to the possible complications it can cause. Strep is the pathogen that causes this disease and can often infect the heart or kidneys. To avoid complications, doctors usually prescribe antibiotics from the first day they diagnose the disease.

2- Rotavirus infection

Common symptoms with a cold:

sore throat
fever
Malaise
rune
Distinctive symptoms:

stomach pain
Vomiting
diarrhoea
This disease combines the symptoms of a cold and various digestive disorders. It can be contracted by contact with a sick person or by ingesting infected food or water.

The body loses a lot of water due to vomiting and diarrhea, so dehydration is the biggest danger associated with this disease. That’s why the first thing parents should do is give their children water, but only in small, digestible amounts, such as 1 tablespoon every 3-5 minutes.

3- Whoorine cough

Common symptoms with a cold:

dry cough
fever
rune
Distinctive symptoms:

strong cough with a high-pitched sound
Vomiting
Not all doctors know how to recognize whoorine cough in its early stages, so treating the child with cold medication may seem the right thing to do at first.

However, as time goes on, a strong cough appears accompanied by “whistles,” the first clear symptom of the disease. This strong cough can end with a vomiting attack. Don’t wait any longer and see your doctor as soon as possible as only a professional can diagnose this condition.

4- Scarlet fever

Common symptoms with a cold:

sore throat
fever
weakness
Distinctive symptoms:

red eruptions
Scarlet fever is a disease that babies mainly suffer from. One day after it contracts, this disease can lead to small reddish rashes throughout the body. The distinctive feature of scarlet fever is that rashes do not appear on the nose or around the lips.

5- Asthma
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Common symptoms with a cold:

cough
Distinctive symptoms:

shortness of breath
hissing from the lungs when breathing
Asthma is an inherited disease, so if someone in your family has it, you should keep in mind the possibility that your child will have it.

When a person has asthma, they may feel suffocated in the face of an allergic reaction or even when they laugh or cry. Although it is a chronic disease, if treated well, it can be kept quite controlled.

6- Polio
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Common symptoms with a cold:

weakness
fever
Malaise
Distinctive symptoms:

pain in the legs and arms
disorientation
Polio or polio is a very serious disease that attacks the spinal cord and can cause severe paralysis. It is often not diagnosed correctly and treated as a common cold. Only when the child begins to complain of pain in the legs and arms, develops movement disorders, or loses sense of direction, do doctors suspect they may be facing a more serious illness.

Polio can be diagnosed only after a special blood test. Even once the disease has passed, the child will have to go through a long and difficult period of rehabilitation that does not ensure the restoration of all his mobility.

7- Tuberculosis
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Common symptoms with a cold:

dry cough
tingling in the throat
fever
lack of appetite
general discomfort and tiredness
Distinctive symptoms:

wet cough
constant weakening
pale skin
coughing cramps
In its early stages, tuberculosis can easily be mistaken for a cold even though they differ in something very important. Usually, when a person is relieved, symptoms go away within a few days. But if they have tuberculosis, the disease continues to develop.

The skin becomes pale and the fever doesn’t go away for long enough. It is very important to pay attention to the cough, which can be accompanied by a metallic sound and can cause cramps. On suspicion that it may be tuberculosis, you should take your child to the doctor as soon as possible for an X-ray of his or her lungs.

8- Crup or laryngotracheobronchitis
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Common symptoms with a cold:

weakness
fever
Malaise
Distinctive symptoms:

strong cough
swollen throat
Croup can originate along with a common cold. When a child cools down, the virus reaches the upper airways and then goes down to the lower ones, causing inflammation of the throat. Swelling presses down the throat and makes the child cough.

On suspicion of a case of croup, call the ambulance immediately. This disease results in death in many cases. Unless a child receives help on time, the airways are blocked by causing the child’s suffocation. It is important to remember that the croup develops very quickly and can be fatal if not acted on in time.

9- Measles
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Common symptoms with a cold:

weakness
nasal congestion
sore throat
fever
joint pain
Distinctive symptoms:

white spots on the inside of the cheeks
rashes all over the body
Measles is a serious infectious disease. In its early stages, measles and influenza are difficult to differentiate from each other. However, when a child has measles, there are certain changes in the mucosa of the mouth that can cause white spots inside the cheeks.

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