Awareness About Medical Childhood Emergencies
The health and safety of their children are of optimal importance to parents, but if one thinks of it precisely, health management not that easy a task, especially in the case of infants. Also, children’s bodies have not completely evolved and are in a constant state of growing.
Similarly, as children’s immune system is not so developed, they are susceptible to numerous health issues. Moreover, recognizing the symptoms and hilling the nail on the head, is quite hard, as kids exhibit different symptoms and signs from that of adults. Additionally, a child’s way of communicating about what’s wrong might not instantly provide parents with a clear picture.
Our primary job ¡s to recognize the symptoms and timely consult a doctor for professional help, do not forget to stock first-aid kits at home, your car and at your workplace
Be Prepared With The Facts And Tools
As parents, take measures to prevent, recognize and address medical emergencies in children. Your first step should be getting your facts right – take first-aid and CPR classes and keep your child’s vaccination sheets, as well as your family’s medical information handy and organized. Although, your primary job is to recognize the symptoms and timely consult a doctor for professional help, do not forget to stock first-aid kits at home, your car and at your workplace.
Please note that this advice cannot serve as a substitute for a medical opinion under any circumstance. So always consult your healthcare provider for more information.
Although there are myriads of disorders prevalent with varied symptoms, the following are some common warning signs for you to interpret and recognize as a medical emergency.
Sudden Changes In Behaviour
If the child embodies significant changes in comparison to normal behaviour, including unhealthy sleep patterns, confusion, irritability, inattentiveness and decreased responsiveness, there may be some serious medical issues plaguing your child and you need to visit a doctor.
Difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath are surely alarming signs of a medical emergency Abnormal breathing can be subjected to disorders like asthma, choking, pneumonia or allergic reactions.
Aftermath of Injuries
Injuries and children are synonymous. Although the mild ones are normal and are a part of growing up, some injuries can lead to severe complications. If a child experiences uncontrolled bleeding, persistent pain, severe headache or vomiting (especially after a head injury), you need to rush to the hospital.
Issues like bluish/grey skin, inability to stand properly, seizures, stiffness in the neck are generally warning signs of complications and should not be taken lightly.