Beware! Diseases Children often get from School
After a new semester begins, children go back to school again. However, they sometimes can go to school only a few days and come back home with running nose and coughing. Infectious illnesses often found in school are for many reasons like:
- Skin Infection Diseases
- Chickenpox. Common found in children 2 to 8 years old. The children will have a low fever, fatigue, and red rash which later will become blistered with clear water, feeling itchy. After a while, they will become blister pus and dry scab.
- Hand-foot-mouth disease. Most commonly found in children younger than 5 years old. The symptoms are fever, coughing, red rash or blisters on palms and feet, and wounds in the mouth that looks like an aphthous ulcer.
- Gastrointestinal Infection Diseases
- Diarrhea. Caused by eating or drinking unclean food and water, and touching the infected containers. Children will have liquid defecation more than twice a day or defecation in water or mucus.
- Rotavirus. Caused by having a contact with the contaminated table, chair, floor, or toys. When infected will vomit, the first few days will have liquid defecation, frequent defecation. The rectal discharge will last about 3-8 days. Might also have a fever or coughing.
- Norovirus. These viruses cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, body pain, and possibly low fever. It infects easily by having a contact with saliva or mucus.
- Eye infection Disease
- Red-eye disease. Infected by touching or using things together, mostly found in children. The symptoms are having red eyes, irritated eyes, and a lot of tears.
- Respiratory Tract Infection Disease
- Flu and influenza. If the children don’t have enough rest, the body’s immunity will become even lower, easily infected, and might have complications leading to pneumonia.
Protect your baby
Vaccination can prevent diseases, reduce the severity of illness, and shorten the duration of illness. After coming back from school, have your children bath to clean the body, wash hands often and always before and after meals, have enough sleep, these practices can help keep your children healthy, or at least not falling sick quickly after going to school.