Madani clinic and spiritual treatment
Illnesses in children
Doctor Umm-e-Saarib Attariyyah
The behaviour and individual habits of infants are observably distinct to those of older children. However, when an infant’s behavioural patterns suddenly change, it can be difficult for parents to ascertain the exact cause; it may be an illness or it could be a natural part of growing up. In this article, we will list fifteen signs that could signal possible illnesses or health issues in children in general and infants in particular. If your child suffers from any these symptoms, immediately contact your doctor.
1. Fever in infants under three months of age;
2. Persistent crying;
3. Continuous fatigue;
4. Walking with a slouch or legs appear crooked;
5. Suffering from any type of seizure; this may range from complete unconsciousness to Lasting only a few moments;
6. Swelling in the middle of the head;
7. Displaying signs of pain;
8. Struggling to breath, breathing through the mouth instead of the nose and making a sound breathing;
9. Squinting eyes and weak vision (amblyopia) etc;
10. Spots on the body, hives, and other bumps or marks;
11. Pale skin;
12. Refusal to drink the mother’s milk;
13. Difficulty chewing;
14. Vomiting or frequent bowel movements;
15. Loss of appetite, continuous sore throat, cough, etc.
Fever in children under the three years of age could be a sign of a serious infection. However, a fever is a good thing because it signals the presence of an infection in the body, i.e. a fever can appear when the body is fighting an infection. It is important to regularly check the child’s temperature with a thermometer.
Causes of fever
* Fever is a sign that your child’s body is trying to fight some type of invasive bacteria or virus. The body’s attempts to eradicate the attacking pathogen cause the body temperature to rise.
* Generally, fever occurs because of common ailments such as a cold or a sore throat. However, it can also be caused by more serious illnesses.
* Fever can also be caused by heat, exhaustion, and heatstroke. This usually leads to dehydration, extreme weakness, headaches, and rapid breathing.
Important Advice for new-born babies with fever
* Do not give any medication to a child if they are less than one month old.
* Take the child to a doctor immediately who will be able to advise you.
* Continue feeding milk to the baby so that they do not become dehydrated.
* Contact the doctor straightaway if the baby appears dehydrated.
* Keep the baby’s body moist by giving them a sponge bath with lukewarm water. The water will evaporate from the body, cooling it down.