Flu in children

Features of influenza in children

 

It would seem that the flu — a disease known to all of us since childhood. And yet most parents, even experienced when faced with the flu in children, are at a loss, do not know what to do and how to treat it. In the last issue we talked about the treatment of influenza in adults, but as the course and treatment of influenza in children has its own characteristics, we decided to give it special attention today.

Treat the physician must!

To treat the flu must physician. This commandment! Only a doctor is able to prescribe adequate treatment in accordance with the state of the child. Before the arrival of the doctor the baby should be in bed. More parents need to comply strictly with all the doctor’s orders, which typically include reception antipyretic or antiviral drugs, drinking plenty of fluids and bed rest.
Also, be aware that the flu does not end with the fall of temperature. Convalescent child still requires care. The period of recovery from the flu is characterized by loss of appetite, weakness, sweating and whims, not excluded complications.

Cold or flu?

First of all, it should be mentioned that many parents mistakenly referred to as the flu all respiratory viral infections, and this is not the case. Influenza is a respiratory virus infection did, but not any, only the one that caused the influenza virus A or B. However, there are still about 200 respiratory viruses that cause colds in children. How to distinguish the flu from other SARS we told in detail in the previous issue. It only remains to add that the younger the child, the more likely it is
severe course of influenza. Also for children is characterized by abrupt temperature rises even at the stage of recovery.
The flu, even in the mild form reduces the body’s resistance to other infections. And complications in children, unfortunately, occur more frequently than in adults. It is especially dangerous if the flu is often repeated.
That is why the influenza can not be taken lightly.

Fragrant antigrippin

In the treatment of influenza in children can be used eucalyptus and peppermint oil in small doses for the fragrance in the room. At elevated temperatures in children older than 6 years, effectively a means 2 drops peppermint, 2 drops lavender, 1 drop of tea tree dissolve in dessert spoon of vegetable oil. Lubricate the neck, tonsils, elbow and knee and groin 1-2 p

What to feed a sick baby?

If the prescription of medicines for the flu in children doctors case, then arrange medical treatment and sick child nutrition should be the parents. It should be remembered that during his illness the child’s body all the forces sent to fight the infection, that is, many processes are not as good as before, and the body needs support from outside. And most importantly, the child needs a lot of liquid. This fluid helps to reduce the temperature and excrete the toxins formed as a result of virus activity. But do not for once try to pour into the child a glass of water or fruit drinks, even drinking a little bit, just by sip, but often. Feed the sick kid should also be fractional — small portions, every 2-2.5 hours. Appetite during an influenza inevitably falls, so choose his favorite foods. The time disease is less suited to education and is best suited to treat the child.
Avoid solid foods should only requiring effort by eating, so instead of crackers and biscuits offer the child a soft sponge, instead of apples — fruit puree. Useful influenza kid will be chicken broth or vegetable broth.
In the acute phase of influenza should be reduced in the diet of the amount of animal fat, with an emphasis on vegetable fats.
During his illness the body’s need for vitamins and trace elements increases, but to give their best in the form of fresh juice from fruits and vegetables as well as fruit drinks and vitamin drinks for children.
After normalization of temperature and state of health, you can return to a normal diet, but after child flu diet should contain slightly more protein than usual. The best sources of protein for children are meat, fish, eggs, cottage cheese, dairy products.

Flu in children

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