Reasons Why Young Children Get Sick Easily
Why Young Children Get Sick Easily. Have you ever experienced this? Back and forth to the doctor to get your little one checked out. Today it’s because of a high fever, whereas last month he had just recovered from a cough and cold, and the month before that he had diarrhea. If you count, in a year you can go to the doctor more than 5 times.
Why do children get sick so easily? The answer is that children’s immune system is not yet functioning optimally like adults. The immune system is like a fortress that can protect children from the attack of other “creatures” such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, and others. If the fortress is still fragile, then germs can enter freely, so children get sick easily.
Not only that, the physical condition of children is also not as good as adults. Their gastrointestinal tract is not yet functioning optimally, so they are prone to disorders such as diarrhea, either due to germs that enter with food/drink or due to allergies to certain substances in the food/drink.
In addition, environmental conditions also make children susceptible to illness, because the current weather is affected by global warming.
If in the past we had one or at most two transitional periods (from rainy season to dry season, or vice versa) in one year, then at this time any time can be classified as a transitional period, aka the transition season. It rains in the morning but by noon, the sun is ready to burn the skin.
There is a health hazard during the transition period, where the child’s immunity is compromised as their body temperature struggles to adjust to the drastically fluctuating ambient temperature. Not to mention the strong winds that carry many seeds of disease. All of these become other factors, which cause children to get sick easily.
Well, so that children do not get sick easily, the solution is of course by strengthening their immune system. You can do this by eating nutritious and balanced food, getting enough rest, and doing regular physical activity. Don’t forget to practice a healthy and clean lifestyle. If you feel that the intake of vitamins and minerals is lacking, there is nothing wrong with providing vitamin products in the form of supplements that children like, which are widely sold on the market.
SIGNS OF CHILD ILLNESS
Sick children need to get the right treatment immediately so that the illness does not become worse and the child can recover soon. For this reason, parents need to recognize the signs of a sick child, including:
Lethargy, weakness and fatigue, Fever of more than 37.5 degrees Celsius, Pain in some or all parts of the body, Difficulty sleeping, Fussiness, and Refusal to eat or drink.