Parents misunderstand children’s flu
Guide: Parents have a big misunderstanding of children’s flu. Chinese medicine helps you prevent winter, which is a season of high flu.
According to experts from the Shenzhen Meteorological Observatory, looking forward to this winter, the weather in our city is generally colder and drier, and the cold air is vertical. The average temperature is expected to be lower than previous years.
Above 5 ° C, cold winter may occur again.
This has made many mothers anxious: how can children stay away from the flu?
Li Chunrong, deputy chief physician of pediatrics, said that there are many misunderstandings among ordinary parents about children’s flu.
On the basis of getting out of these error areas, parents can improve their ability to resist diseases by ensuring their children sleep and breast milk replacement.
Misunderstanding 1: Children’s colds are normal. Experts can enhance immunity. Flu is different from the common cold. Seriously fatal children have the flu. Sometimes their symptoms are similar to common colds and they are often ignored by parents.
The common cold usually shows mild systemic symptoms and severe local symptoms such as stuffy nose, runny nose, sore throat, and even hoarseness.
However, the flu is caused by the influenza virus. It is more contagious than the common cold. It usually shows mild local symptoms and obvious systemic symptoms. It is usually accompanied by a high fever (39-40 degrees) that lasts 3-5 days, and can be combined with severe complications.And even life-threatening, which is not common cold.
The health harm of influenza to children mainly comes from pneumonia, bronchitis, myocarditis, meningitis, and otitis media.
In general, the younger the child, the more severe the disease, and the possible health risks.
Therefore, parents must not despise the dangers of the flu, let alone sacrifice their children’s health in exchange for so-called “immunity.”
Data from the World Health Organization show that annual influenza outbreak appointments worldwide cause 3 to 5 million severe flu cases, with annual deaths of approximately 250,000 to 500,000.
Among these millions of “victims” of the flu, children are undoubtedly “the hardest hit”.
A survey by Sanofi Pasteur of France also showed that during a concentrated outbreak of influenza virus, the prevalence of preschool children can exceed 40%.
Its infection rate is higher than that of adults1.
5 to 3 times.
It can be seen that menacing influenza always picks the “vulnerable people”
to make it difficult for young children to fight.
Error area 2 Influenza virus mutates too quickly. The virus mutates within two days after the vaccine is vaccinated, which is equivalent to a reminder from the experts. The World Health Organization recommends that the influenza vaccine formula be updated every year based on the virus mutation.Mutations, so vaccine strains need to be updated in a timely manner.
The World Health Organization has recommended influenza vaccine strains twice a year since 1999. In February, it recommended vaccine strains in the northern hemisphere, and in September it recommended vaccine strains in the southern hemisphere to ensure that vaccines matched epidemic strains to the greatest extent possible.
Therefore, worrying about virus mutation, the vaccine is inevitable.
Li Chunrong reminded that children who received the flu vaccine last year still need to get the flu vaccine every year, because the average protection period of the flu vaccine is 4-6 months, so the flu vaccine injected last year has expired.
Experts recommend the implantation method: children who are 6 months of age and 9 years old who have never been vaccinated against influenza, or who received only 1 dose in the previous year, should receive 2 doses at 4 week intervals; thereafter, 1 dose should be given every year before the high flu season.
Because the flu vaccine will not produce antibodies against influenza virus in the body about two weeks after vaccination, parents should start vaccinating their children from now on to prevent them from happening.
Misunderstanding Do not go to places with more than 3 people. Cat winter will definitely stay away from flu experts. Do not waste food and affect your baby’s normal development. “Flu peak season, parents should try to avoid crowds when taking their children outCrowded place.
“Li Chunrong introduced that the transmission of influenza is mainly in a crowded and poorly permeable environment. It is transmitted through air or droplets, and direct contact with patients’ secretions may also be transmitted.
So try to bring fewer children to crowded public places.
”However, some parents have heard that they should avoid going to crowded public places, and just let their children” retreat and practice “at home in winter.
In fact, going to crowded public places less often does not mean that children have to be cats at home for 24 hours in winter.
Li Chunrong pointed out that the child is in the stage of growth and development. In order to enhance the child’s resistance to diseases, especially the flu, it is important to maintain a certain amount of physical exercise.
At the same time, a moderate amount of exercise can help your child strengthen the heart, strengthen muscles, and increase physical flexibility; taking your child out on a regular basis can improve the emotional communication between parents and children.
“Usually take your baby to participate in more outdoor activities, it is necessary to run and jump more sports.
Misunderstanding 4 Banlangen and other traditional Chinese medicines can prevent flu. Baby drink better. Experts remind: Many Chinese medicines are for children with impaired liver function and the season of flu is high. Many citizens will accumulate some proprietary Chinese medicines such as Banlangen at home.Drink to drink to prevent flu.
Li Chunrong believes that this approach is incorrect.
“Blanga is an antiviral drug and cannot be antiviral.
It is effective against cold viruses and is suitable for taking colds.
However, flu and cold cannot be confused. Banlangen cannot be used as a ‘vaccine’ to prevent influenza.
Li Chunrong introduced that Banlangen has the effect of clearing heat and detoxifying. Although it has a curative effect on colds, too much supplementation can also be harmful to the body.”Banglangen is also a traditional Chinese medicine. Like other traditional Chinese medicines, eating too much will damage the body, for adults, and for children whose liver function is not completely developed, it may increase the burden on the liver and damage liver function.
Tips for children to stay away from the flu, experts come to Zhu Li, deputy chief physician of the Department of Pediatrics, recommend that you keep your baby away from the flu and spend this winter safely, you may try the following methods to improve immunity: First of all, the baby under 6 months is best to breast milkFeeding, because the natural immune components in breast milk can protect your baby through the autumn and winter.
For older children, parents should ensure that the child’s daily diet is balanced, such as vegetables, fruits, milk, and trace elements necessary for growth and development, so as to effectively enhance the baby’s resistance to disease.
In the dry season of autumn and winter, drink plenty of water to increase the discharge of metabolic waste from the baby’s body and prevent colds.
Basically, in daily living, parents should ensure that their children get enough sleep.
“Adequate and normal sleep is essential for a child’s metabolism to function properly, which is very important for a growing child.
Li Chunrong said that not only should you have enough time to sleep, but also pay attention to quality.
“To be honest, in China, children are the ones who sleep the least a day, and their children’s academic burden is getting heavier, which directly affects the sleep time and quality.
“Research shows that elementary school students must guarantee 10 hours a day, and middle school students must guarantee 9 hours of sleep, otherwise they will be detrimental to their healthy growth.
Tips: The room should be ventilated regularly, and the bedrooms and household items should be disinfected regularly; both adults and children should be vaccinated in time; avoid crowded public places, etc. These are the correct and effective ways to prevent influenza.
Li Chunrong added: “In fact, if parents are free, they often massage the baby, such as the baby’s head, complications, shoulders, back, hips, and legs. It is also a good way to prevent flu.
If the baby is too young and the bones are tender and not suitable for massage, you can gently rub his limbs to relax the baby