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(Bet Wetting, Bee Stings, Bronchitis)

child bed wetting, bee stings, bronchitis ,kids health
At some point during the child third year, most toddlers manage to stay dry through a whole night. This normally happens a few months after they have learnt to control their bladders during the day.

child bed wetting, bee stings, bronchitis ,kids health
Bed Wetting - No two children are the same, however, and some may take longer than others to achieve this milestone in life.

child bed wetting, bee stings, bronchitis ,kids healthA sudden regression to bed wetting is often an indication that your child is worrying about something

Staying dry through the night has more to do with bladder size and family traits than anything else. A toddler's bladder may simply not be large enough to hold the overnight build up of urine. Or, whereas one child might wake up when  his bladder is full, another one may sleep so heavily that he cannot. Boys are more prone to bed wetting than girls, although no one knows why this should be.

If by his fourth birthday your child is still bed wetting regularly, take him to the doctor who will check that there is nothing wrong physically. He can also advise you that different training to help overcome this frustrating difficulty.

Causes

Bed wetting sometimes afflicts a child who has already successfully reached the dry night stage. In this case, stress is very probably the cause. Common reasons for stress in toddlers are the arrival of a new brother or sister, starting a new school, or even illness.

If you child suddenly starts to wet his bed again, find out what is worrying him and try to minimize the problem.

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Action Plan

If you child is slow about staying dry through the night, be patient and don't try to rush things along. Your anxiety could make your child nervous and the situation worse. Try the following tips.

  • Don't deny him a drink before a daytime nap or at bedtime, it's not worth the anxiety this will cause.
  • Rather than risk wet sheets, keep your child in nap use nappies at night, even if he doesn't use them during the day.
  • Do get him to empty his bladder before putting him to bed.
  • Pot him just before you yourself go to bed, without waking him up completely, he will respond to the coldness of the pot.
  • Pot him first thing in the morning, as soon as the household starts to make noises

Bee Stings -  can cause severe pain and, for the very young, the old and those prone to allergies, are potentially the most dangerous of insect stings in this country. Most other insect stings cause only minor irritation that can be cooled with a cold compress or calamine lotion. A bee sting requires a little more care.child bed wetting, bee stings, bronchitis ,kids health

child bed wetting, bee stings, bronchitis ,kids health

Symptoms

A bee lways leaves its sting behind. So, if your child is stung, always first suspect a bee if you have not actually seen the insect and look for the black sting which may still be embedded in his skin. The puncture area around a bee sting is surrounded by a blanched area and then a reddish area, usually swollen.

Treatment

Either gentl  scrape the sting away with a clean finger nail or ease it out with a pair of tweezers, without squeezing the attached poison sac.

The venom of bee stings is acid. Treat the puncture area and surrounding swelling with a counteracting alkaline solution from your pharmacist. Then make your child rest and watch for any signs of shock.

If you child is stung more than once at the same time, his body will have a lot of poison to cope with. which may make him very ill. He may suffer from breathing difficulties or signs of shock such as faintness, a shallow rapid pulse and sweating. This severe reaction is known as anaphylactic shock. Take him to a doctor immediately.

child bed wetting, bee stings, bronchitis ,kids healthGently pull the black sting out with a pair of tweezers if it is still embedded in the skin
child bed wetting, bee stings, bronchitis ,kids healthWith a clean cotton-wool pad, apply some alkaline solution to the puncture area.

child bed wetting, bee stings, bronchitis ,kids health

Bronchitis -  It is used to describe two totally different conditions. Acute bronchitis occurs in children; Chronic bronchitis occurs in adults. Acute bronchitis is an inflammation of the main bronchial tubes - the bronchi caused by a bacterial or viral infection. It may develop suddenly, following a head cold or a sore throat.

child bed wetting, bee stings, bronchitis ,kids healthDifficulty in breathing is caused by mucus blocking the bronchi, the main tubes from the windpipe to the lungs, or the smaller bronchioles and alveoli.

Causes

Bronchitis usually occurs more frequently in winter, in damp cold climates and in heavily polluted environments. Chilling, overcrowding, fatigue and living with parents who smoke can all help cause bronchitis in young children.

Symptoms

The initial symptoms are often a head cold, running nose, fever and chills, aching muscles and possibly back pain. This is soon followed by the most obvious feature: a persistent cough. At first it is dry and racking, but later it becomes phlegmy. It is worse at night.

Treatment  child bed wetting, bee stings, bronchitis ,kids health

The best treatment is bed rest in a warm room. Paracetamol will reduce fever and cough medicine will relieve the cough. If your child is very young, your doctor will tell you what is best to give her. Antibiotics are usually needed to eliminate bacterial infection.


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