At church a  young nanny saw a baby who was having breathing difficulty. She saw how the child struggled and suffered to breath. She immediately told a nurse who was also present at the church to attend to the child. Surprisingly the parents of the child did not know that their child’s condition could get worse or could even die. The nurse prompted them and the child was sent to the health facility to receive health care. The point here is that the young nanny who prompted the nurse was educated on how to identify a sick child by her mistress.That is what made the difference. It is for this reason that we find it important for every parent to know the signs and symptoms of a sick child. Know it ,educate some one and also share with your friends.You might save a life. Some of the signs and symptoms of a sick child include

  • Increased body temperature (fever)
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Yellowish discoloration of the skin and eyes
  • Passing loose watery stools more than the child’s normal bowel movements in a day
  • Excessive crying without any reason
  • Refusal to eat or breastfeed
  • Reduced physical activity
  • Convulsion
  • Loss of consciousnesss
  • Pale skin
  • Bleeding cord and bleeding circumcision in babies

Apath from those mentioned above, It is very crucial for us to report to the health facility or call your healthcare provider when you  feel something isn’t right. Lets also remember to get all our children immunized to get healthier children. Early detection and treatment saves lives. Feel free to contact us for all your questions on health.