The 3 most common childhood illnesses

There are common illnesses that children are prone to because their immune systems are usually still developing therefore is not strong enough to fend off these illnesses. It’s therefore upon parents to make it a point to learn about such illnesses so that they are better prepared to prevent their children from contracting them and if they do contract them, ensure their children get the proper treatment and care to ensure speedy recovery.

Below are the 3 most common childhood illnesses.

#1 The common cold

Most children will contract the common cold at least five times in a year. Its symptoms usually include headaches, sore throat, mild fever, loss of appetite, and a blocked or runny nose. The common cold will mostly clear out on its own but a parent is free to use supplements that contain vitamin c, added zinc, and Echinacea which have proven their ability to shorten the duration of the illness.

#2 Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a contagious illness that spreads from one child to another and results in an itchy rash and red spots forming all over the child’s body as well as fever, cough, headache and a sore throat. Usually, these symptoms will develop roughly 14 to 16 days after the child is exposed to the virus. The child stops being contagious 10 days after the first symptoms have presented. During the period the child is ill, it’s advisable to feed them plenty of vitamins.

#3 Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is commonly referred to as pinkeye and is basically an inflammation of the conjunctiva that is caused by many of the same viruses and bacteria that are responsible for colds. It’s a highly contagious illness and that’s why it’s very common in children. Parents are encouraged to feed their kids plenty of vitamins as they are very helpful in the treatment of conjunctivitis.

All of these 3 illnesses are not life threatening and are easily treatable and will mostly be out of the child’s system in a couple of days.