Do you have an active child? Active kids are bound to pick up germs and get hurt every once in a while. Hope this simple guide will help you have remedy-ready when your child will need a simple treatment, some comfort and a little tender loving care.
For Minor Scraps and Bruises:
That means any breaks in child’s skin and with bleeding and some pain
- Clean with mild soap and lukewarm water
- Treat with antibiotic cream like Polysporin to speed healing and provide a moist, healing environment to minimize scarring
- Cover with an adhesive bandage until the wound is completely healed
Cold and Flu Symptoms:
That means sore throat, runny and stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing and achiness possibly with fever, chills, aches,m dry cough.
- Drink lots of fluids and get plenty of rest
- A medicine like acetaminophen or ibuprofen will help releive aches, pains and fever
- Use a cold mist humidifier and saline nose sprays for congestion
- Gargle with salt water to soothe sore throat
- See physician if symptoms worsen
Can include diarrhea, vomiting,abdominal cramps,fever, loss of appetite
- Drink lots of fluids
- Medician like acetaminophen or ibuprofen will help relieve fever
- Go back to solid foods only when stomach can tolerate them
- See a physician if child is under 2 years old and starts getting dehydrated or if symptoms get worse
Pink Eye Treatment:
Symptoms will include itchy or sore eyes, white of the eye may turn red or pink, eyes become sensible to light and possible sore throat and allergy symptoms will occur. Caution: Pink eye is highly contagious!
- Keep eye clean by rinsing gently with warm water
- treatment with antibiotic eye and ear drops should improve the condition in 1-2 days
- See a physician if symptoms don’t improve in two days after treatment
Symptoms will include itching, pain and fluid in the ear. Decreased hearing is also possible as is redness of the ear area.
- Best is to treat with antibiotic ear drops, like Polysporin to relieve the condition.
- If symptoms worsen after 2 days of treatment, consult your family physician
You will notice flu-like symptoms, such as fever, chills and achiness, followed by the appearance of red spots that turn into blisters and are extremely itchy.
- Lesions can get infected so regular washing is very important
- You can help to relieve the itch with baking soda or oatmeal baths
- A medicine like acetaminophen and ibuprofen will help releive fever
You will notice soreness, redness, skin blisters and peeling skin for more serious burns.
For more serious burns you have to seek immediate medical attention
For minor burns, follow the Clean – Treat – Cover steps outlined in the Minor Cuts and Bruises treatment direction
Hope this information was helpful to you – please send in your comments, suggestions and experiences, your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated