7 myths about the health of children, which are still believed by most parents

Posted by acapulcosilver 10/17/2018 11:11am
7 Myths About The Health Of Children, Which Are Still Believed By Most Parents

With the advent of the baby, every mother begins to live with the feeling that henceforth her heart beats not inside her, but outside-in her child. We love our children, want to give them the best and worry about them. Therefore, it is easy to convince us that our child is in danger. Hence, there are hundreds of misconceptions about the upbringing, development and health of children, which only prevent us from being happy, relaxed and competent parents.

talks about the myths associated with child health, in that it's time to stop believing.

7 myths about the health of children, which are still believed by most parents

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The link autism with vaccinations — one of the most resilient and harmful medical myths. He has no scientific confirmation, but there is a date of occurrence — February 1998, when the respected scientific journal the Lancet published an article by doctor Andrew Wakefield. He claimed that the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella causes autism. Later it turned out that the results of the study were falsified, Wakefield was deprived of a license, but the myth continues to live.

To vaccinate safely, complications after this are very rare, but not to be vaccinated is really risky: if the risk of dying from measles vaccine is 1 in 1 million, the risk of dying from measles itself is 1 in 1 thousand.

7 myths about the health of children, which are still believed by most parents

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Meningitis is caused by viruses, bacteria and fungi, and the disease has nothing to do with walking without a cap. From February to April, meningitis is really infected more often, but not because it is cold, but because people at this time are more often and longer in closed, poorly ventilated areas, and the method of transmission of this disease — airborne.

But the mumps virus may well cause meningitis, and this is another argument in favor of vaccinations.

7 myths about the health of children, which are still believed by most parents

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Head lice — it is not embarrassing and they are infected not only those who do not comply with the rules of personal hygiene. Pediculosis — a common kindergarten-school-a disease that children get sick as often as SARS. To get rid of it in 1 day with sold in every drugstore shampoo and comb with frequent teeth. Lice do not fly and do not jump, they can only crawl from head to head, so teach your child not to lean against other children during games or watching videos in the phone and not use other people's combs, Bobby pins and clothing. Lice cannot live without a host longer than a day, so after treatment, hair will be enough to change the bed sheets and blankets and pillows folded in packages and put it on the night on the balcony.

7 myths about the health of children, which are still believed by most parents

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Up to 12 years, chickenpox is easily tolerated, and in adults this disease occurs in a much more severe form. Therefore, in Western countries it is not accepted to declare quarantine and isolate the child in case of illness: it would be better if the children around him also get sick on time. Chickenpox is often tolerated easily and has a clear timeline, so there is no need to treat it - you can only take antihistamines to relieve itching or antipyretic (except aspirin).

Zelenka does not treat chickenpox, and it should not be used as a marker of new rashes either: it is enough to take into account that the child is not infected within 7-8 days after the appearance of the first bubbles. Western pediatricians also allow you to take a shower during illness, as it can relieve itching. The main thing - do not RUB the skin after washing, and gently get wet.

7 myths about the health of children, which are still believed by most parents

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Parent chats boil with accusations :" you bring your child with snot, and then our sick!"And yet a slight runny nose, cough and even a temperature of 37.5° — this is no reason to leave the child at home. The exchange of infections in the children's team helps the immune system to train. It is normal to get SARS 6-8 times a year. If the child feels cheerful, it is enough to give him a stock of paper scarves and you can send him to kindergarten or school.

7 myths about the health of children, which are still believed by most parents

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It is not necessary to frighten the child with blood infection when he tears off the crust from a scratch or does not want to lubricate the cut with iodine. If the child has a normal immune system, panic about minor damage to the skin is not necessary: they are enough to wash with water and sprinkle with antiseptic.

To avoid the risk of tetanus in case of a more serious injury, the child must be vaccinated. If the immune system is weakened or the child is injured by a dirty object, such as a piece of glass in the sandbox, it is important to carefully treat the wound. But do not use iodine or brilliant green: they dry the skin, and it heals longer.

7 myths about the health of children, which are still believed by most parents

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Fever, vomiting, diarrhea — rotavirus pleasant enough. But it does not require treatment and after 1-5 days passes independently. The main thing to do during the illness is to avoid dehydration, so in the home medicine Cabinet there should always be means for oral rehydration. And some Western pediatricians when rotavirus suggest drinking a coke.

Since rotavirus is a severe intestinal infection, who recommends vaccination.

And what common myths about children's health have you encountered?

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