Every parent spends most of their time worrying about their kids health and trying to do whatever they can to make sure they don’t get sick. There are some things that you can do to reduce the chance of them getting ill, but the truth is, it’s going to happen at some point. Your children are going to come into contact with a lot of other kids at school and any illnesses that are going around will spread like wildfire, no matter how hard you try to prevent it. It’s just a part of parenting that you’ll have to deal with. The most important thing is that you’re prepared for it and you know how to spot the signs of health problems before they get worse, so you can take them to the doctor and get it sorted. If you’re a new parent, your kids are probably going to get some of these health problems in the next couple of years.
Ear problems are a very common problem in children but most of the time, you don’t need to worry. Blockages occur very often in kids and they can lead to hearing issues and sometimes pain. If your child is struggling to hear properly, you need to take them to the doctor so they can use ear cleaning methods to clear that blockage out. Another ear problem that pops up regularly is infection. When children are growing and the ear canals aren’t fully formed yet, they can often get a buildup of fluid in there which leads to an infection. It seems a lot worse than it is because it causes a lot of pain but the good news is, it causes a lot of pain. If you take them to the doctor, they’ll get some antibiotics and ear drops which will clear it up fairly quickly.
Pretty much everybody catches a cold at least once or twice a year but in children, it’s more common because their immune systems aren’t as well developed. Parents often worry about it because they’re getting them more regularly but it’s not uncommon for children to get a cold around 5 times a year. If it’s happening more often than that, it might be a sign of something worse and you should get them checked out. But there’s no need to take them to the doctor every time they have a bit of a blocked nose. If you’re going to give them cold or flu medicine, make sure to check with a doctor first to make sure that it’s safe for them.
The flu is a different story entirely because it’s a lot more dangerous than a common cold. They’ll get a severe fever, sore throat, headaches and sickness. You can protect them against it by getting a vaccine but just remember that it takes a few weeks to kick in so get it done as early as possible. It doesn’t give them complete protection because the illness mutates but it will help protect them against most strains.
Your child is likely to have at least one of these health problems, if not all 3, but it’s perfectly normal so you don’t have to worry.