Beware of Four “Fake Colds” for Babies
I am most afraid of misdiagnosis when treating a disease, but a common cold has the same symptoms as many diseases. How to distinguish?
The US “Health” website recently wrote a reminder to parents that there are four kinds of diseases that are most likely to be confused with colds. Don’t take care.
Chickenpox: Children usually have a fever, weakness, and appetite first, which is similar to a cold.
After that, blisters will appear on the body for several days, the scabs will fall off, and it will take about 10 to 3 weeks to disappear.
Such blisters are itchy, and if scratched, they leave scars.
Chickenpox is very uncomfortable, usually accompanied by high fever, and chickenpox may appear in your child’s mouth and throat.
Let your child rest at home and eat painkillers and fruits.
Measles: The symptoms of measles and colds are similar, such as fever, runny nose, and fatigue, which usually occur between children aged 1 to 4 years.
Within a few days, a red dot will appear on your child’s cheek. The center of the red dot will be white or blue, and then spread to the whole body.
With measles, the medicine has no effect and can only wait for the disease to heal, but be sure to take your child to the doctor and consult the doctor at any time on various conditions.
Although measles mortality is not high, it is dangerous and should be vaccinated as much as possible.
Meningitis: This is a terrible disease that can cause brain edema and blood poisoning. It can put your child in danger within two hours, and 1 in 10 cases will be mistaken for a common cold.
Its common symptoms are severe pain in the hands and feet, or cold hands and feet, pale skin, blue lips, high fever, vomiting, fatigue, and headaches. There is also a noteworthy symptom, which is a stiff neck that is difficult to wake up, and emits crying sounds different from those of the pastmoan.
If you suspect your child has meningitis, call an ambulance immediately.
Of course, this can be ruled out if your child has been vaccinated against meningitis.
Mumps: low fever, headache, swelling of both cheeks, difficulty or pain when chewing, and abnormal glare of light or sunlight.
The symptoms of mumps are not particularly obvious. About one-third of the people don’t even find that they have mumps, but the data shows that one out of every 5,000 children causes deafness or brain disease due to mumps.
This virus is transmitted through the air, so children should stay at home, take painkillers and fruits, and wait for the disease to heal. Antibacterials have no effect on mumps.
If you feel your condition has progressed, you need to see a doctor.