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Proactive Parenting: Identifying Health Issues In Your Child Early On



Proactive Parenting Identifying Health Issues In Your Child Early On

Identifying health issues in children can be very challenging, especially with infants,  babies and toddlers who can not describe how they feel when sick. As parents, detecting health issues in children requires vigilance and regular monitoring. When parents are vigilant, they can easily detect the signs displayed by these young ones.

Studies have proven that children in general do give signs of having health issues or being sick, if parents are attentive and observant, they can easily grab and give immediate attention. For some parents who might be first-timers or can not detect when a child has health issues, kindly read through the preceding paragraphs to find many ways to identify when a child has health issues.

Health Issues Related To Children

When a child passes through certain health issues such as cold, flu, bronchitis, ear infection, Asthma, Allergies, diarrhoea, constipation, gastroenteritis, eczema, rashes, warts, obesity, cavities, gum problems, neurodevelopmental disorder, anxiety and depression.

Health Issues Related To Children

These are mostly the visible related issues showing that the affected child needs medical attention but sometimes other illnesses do not come with reflection or showing clearly visibly on the outer skin. How can parents know these signs?

Signs That Shows A Child Has Health Issues

The easiest way to know when a child is unhealthy is to look through these signs:

  • More Frequent Crying
  • Changes In Eating Habit
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Stomach Ache
  • Anxious Behaviour
  • Avoiding School
  • Experiencing Frequent Mood Swing
  • Getting Significantly Lower Marks In School
  • Green Vomit
  • Often Talk About Fears or Worries 
  • Seizures
  • Shiver or Complain About Feeling Cold
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Sudden Mood or Behavioural Changes
  • Talking About Death or Suicide
  • Withdrawing From or Avoiding Social Interaction.

How To Easily Detect Health Issues In Children

As parents do not get anxious as to how to easily spot health issues in children below is a  strategy that can help.

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Behavioural Changes

Behavioural Changes are an inevitable sign that must occur, since young ones do not express themselves as adults do, studying their change in behaviour can help parents know when a child is sick. Certain behavioural changes include: becoming apathetic, aggressive or excessively clingy.

The founder of Wishes and Blessings Dr. Geetanjali Chopra says, “While mood swings are a typical part of childhood, extreme and persistent mood swings that disrupt daily life may be a cause for concern If a child withdraws from social interactions, lose interest in friends, or struggles in the company of siblings or peers, then it is evident that the child is experiencing emotional upheaval.

Even in acute conditions, the child may develop an unexplainable phobia or fear of a particular object or situation. This fear and emotional insecurity may disturb their sleep, appetite and even metabolism. Thereby a noticeable shift in eating habits, such as sudden weight loss or gain, can be indicative of emotional stress.”

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How To Prevent Health Issues In Children

It will be vital to chip into ways health issues can be prevented in children as it is often said ” prevention is cheaper than cure.” 

Remember also “a stitch in time saves nine,” if these health issues can be prevented, the heavy cost of medical bills will not be spent but rather used for healthy upkeep. Below are ways to prevent health issues in children:

  • Keep a clean and germ-free environment;
  • Give children a healthy diet;
  • Encourage frequent hand washing;
  • Give children adequate water daily;
  • Never skip immunisation.

It is important for parents, guardians and caregivers to be consciously aware of these common issues and seek appropriate medical attention and preventive care when needed.

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Cameron Reedwood is a seasoned and dedicated news reporter and writer known for his passion for investigative journalism and commitment to delivering accurate and thought-provoking stories to the public. With over two decades of experience in the field, he has established himself as a trusted voice in the world of journalism.

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