MADRID, January 31 (EDIZIONES) –
According to the Spanish Association of Primary Care Pediatricians (AEPAP), when the child attends kindergarten or kindergarten, the greatest number of infectious processes occurs and especially in the first year of its integration.
"Infections are part of the child's normal development. They enable your defense to activate and possibly improve the immune system. Most of these processes are banal and produced by viruses. These are usually respiratory infections (colds, otitis, sore throat and bronchitis) or diarrhea, "he says.
Meanwhile, the Spanish Association of Pediatrics (AEP) claims that the diseases that cause vomiting, skin infections and conjunctivitis are common, as well as many that cause fever.
And what more, emphasizes that most children in day care have 8 to 12 colds a year, that they are "a little more" than they would if they were exclusively at home. "After the first year of attending day care, the number of respiratory illnesses that can be considered as the more or less inevitable phase that will have to be passed and the normal child overcomes without major problems will be reduced," he says.
Another note contributing to an interview with Infosalus, Dr. Paz Gonzalez, editor of the AEP "EnFamilia" website, is that when a child goes to kindergarten, besides the possible benefits of this new situation for the oldest socialization, adaptation to standards, learning to share, among others) there is a fundamental health, which is the earliest and most intense exposure to infectious agents, and which almost inevitably leads to repeated episodes of most respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.
In this sense, AEPAP recognizes that it is difficult to control its infection because some of these infections are transmitted prior to the first symptoms during the incubation period. "We add the frequency at which children meet each other, for example sharing toys, pacifiers, balloons or stories, and secretions (mica, saliva, drool)," he adds.
"When a child is sick, he needs rest. It is better to stay at home while the disease lasts, plays quietly, reads stories and does the required activity. At night, he does not have to sleep well, and he can prefer sleep within a short time interval that coincides with times when he is tired and does not feel well, "says Dr. González.
Though you remember that many times, even if they do not go to child care, if they have a little brother who goes into childcare or schooling, they will also have more infections than a child without siblings.
For this reason, it is recommended that in case of illness they avoid running in the kindergarten and stay at home under the following circumstances:
1. After consultation sanity parents.
2. In those cases where the child needs it the type of care that can not be provided in day care, or will not be able to participate in the Center's usual activities.
3. If you have symptoms The impact of your general state, such as fever, respiratory distress or irritability, for example, poorly defined and potentially dangerous symptoms such as vomiting without explanation.
4. When a child has a disease This can affect others.
5 In diseases Just like colds, flu, kids can go to kindergarten when they are well and free of fever. Some illnesses such as megaloeritem, sudden rashes or mouth injuries can go if you are well. In the case of gastroenteritis and vomiting, after 48 hours after the last liquid deposition or last vomiting.
Since AEP adds that it is advisable to follow the recommendations of health professionals until recovery and in any case remain at home for at least 24 hours after the fever disappears.
"Every child may have other needs, some prefer to be in bed, others on the couch or moving around the house, recommending that the room is not too hot, open the windows for ventilation and maintain proper hygiene," he adds.
Alike, advise that you may not want to eat in the first few days, therefore advises parents not to keep eating, as they usually rejuvenate their appetite. "It is advisable to drink fluids to be hydrated (water, juices, infusions, infusions.) When you have a desire to eat, you can offer small amounts of food and nutritious fluids such as milk," says the Spanish Pediatric Association.