If the child is sick more than six times a year or the recovery period lasts longer than 10-12 days, then such a child can be called “FREQUENTLY ill.” Many are used to thinking that the psychological state of the child does not affect his well-being and health. That is why any runny nose or cough is “attributed” to a weak immunity or “painful” environment in a kindergarten or school. Psychologists conducted a series of studies and studied under what conditions ordinary and even familiar childhood diseases can be psychologically motivated.
Let’s look at the different options for the causes of frequent incidence of children from the point of view of psychology in two aspects: the reason is in the child himself and if the reason is in the family, in the parents.
There is such a concept in psychology as “secondary benefit”, it is a kind of benefit that is not immediately visible. In the foreground, there is no benefit on the surface, high fever, sore throat, cough, etc., what good can it be, what other benefit! But … as soon as the baby gets sick, mother, of course, pays special attention to the child, his condition. And oddly enough, it is at this moment that the child can feel loved. If we consider the languages of love according to G. Chapman, then there are such languages as: Continue reading
About children’s immunity, frequent acute respiratory viral infections and the treatment of diseases
Winter is a traditional peak in the incidence of SARS and influenza, and not only among children who go to kindergarten and school, but also among adults. The Village asked the immunologist Umar Khasanov the most common questions that worry parents: why does one child get sick often and the other rarely, is there a reliable prevention of SARS, which means the color of the discharge from the nose, is it worth worrying about coughing people in vehicles when antibiotics are needed.
The question that concerns almost all parents of kindergarteners: is it normal to get sick twice a month?
Watching how to get sick. If the disease proceeds without bacterial and fungal complications, nasal congestion and coughing lasts no more than two weeks, the child looks healthy outside the disease, the pediatrician did not reveal chronic diseases associated with an increased tendency to infections, then the norm. Continue reading
Mesadenitis, or mesenteric lymphadenitis, mesenteritis – inflammation of the lymph nodes of the mesentery – is often the cause of acute pain abdominal syndrome in children. Diagnosis and treatment of mesadenitis are at the intersection of the interests of pediatricians and pediatric surgeons, which constantly maintains the relevance of this problem. The difficulties of verifying the disease associated with the lack of common diagnostic criteria do not allow us to estimate the true frequency of acute non-specific mesadenitis (i.e., caused by non-specific pathogens) in childhood. In surgical hospitals, the disease is recorded in 11.7-18.4% of patients with acute abdominal syndrome. In children hospitalized with suspected acute appendicitis, mesadenitis is detected in 8–9% of cases. The disease is diagnosed mainly in children aged 5 to 13 years, and more often boys get sick. Continue reading