Sometimes parents, without knowing it, by their actions lead to the fact that a child who is able to recover fairly quickly, nevertheless, is sick for a long time. The trouble is that parents are often mistaken about ways to treat a sick child. Here are some of these misconceptions.
At a high temperature, the baby needs to be well wrapped.
This is not true. The body lowers its temperature through evaporation, so if the parents wrap up the baby, this can interfere with the healing work of the body.
At the child’s temperature, it is often necessary to feed allegedly in order to compensate for energy losses.
Quite the opposite. The body directs energy to fight infection, and therefore it is better to release it from the function of digesting food, which consumes quite a lot of energy. If a child does not have an appetite, then he should not offer to eat, you can limit yourself to an abundant drink. With the increase of malaise, at elevated temperature, with severe headache, with pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea – never insist on eating! Do not even offer – it’s dangerous!
When a child has a sore throat, he should not drink plenty of fluids so that he does not have to swallow.
In fact, the liquid rinses the mucous membrane of the throat. Thus, it removes substances produced by the body as a result of the inflammatory process, which causes pain.
Do babies need a cream against itching?
Now there are special antihistamine creams used to relieve the itch after mosquito bites. Some parents believe that such creams can also be used to relieve the itch in a child when it was bitten by a mosquito. But experts warn that a cream against itching can give an allergic reaction, and advise to use special fluids based on ammonia, which reduce pain from bites. It is also desirable to disinfect the place of bites and make sure that the child does not comb the place of the bite, because infection can get through it. You can lubricate the skin and moisturizing cream to relieve the bite of the bite.
It is necessary to stick a band-aid or to bandage even the smallest wound.
If the wound does not bleed, contact with air helps healing. But the bandage and band-aid is better for using for large wounds and cuts.
You do not have to bathe with a cold.
There is an opinion that you can not bathe a chilled child. In fact, everything is exactly the opposite. One of the most effective means to remove a cold is a hot bath. It is very important that the baby after bathing is in a warm room (at least 22 degrees Celsius), otherwise the child may be supercooled, and this will exacerbate the illness.