The common cold can often be prevented by proper hygiene and nutrition. Many childhood diseases such as the measles, mumps, and chicken pox can be prevented with immunizations. Close contact in the school setting can lead to the spread of germs and sickness. Parents should encourage children to frequently wash their hands with soap and water. If classmates or friends are sick, discourage children from sharing food or drinks.
SYMPTOMS OF COMMON PROBLEMS: Sometimes, children's symptoms are more than the common cold or flu. Exercise intolerance can be one of the earliest signs of asthma. Children who have problems with exercise intolerance in changing weather should be evaluated by a doctor. One other significant symptom of asthma can be nighttime cough, which may lead to sleep disruption and impairment of school performance due to lack of rest.
Signs of type one diabetes in children usually develop quickly over a period of weeks, according to the Mayo Clinic. Children's symptoms include extreme thirst and frequent urination, extreme hunger, weight loss, fatigue, irritability, blurred vision, or a yeast infection. Vomiting and abdominal pain may be later signs of diabetes.
Emotional symptoms may indicate a different kind of struggle for your child. Autism may be signified by children who have trouble interacting with other kids. Problems in three crucial areas -- social interaction, language, and behavior -- may signify autism, according to the Mayo Clinic. Social symptoms may include unresponsiveness to their own name, unwilling to cuddle or hug, and appearing unaware of other's feelings.
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