Blog Introduction: Acute childhood illness and injury can happen suddenly and without warning. It is important to be able to recognize the warning signs so that you can get your child the help they need as quickly as possible.
Symptoms of Dehydration in Children
One of the most common signs of dehydration in children is a decrease in urine output. If your child is not urinating as often as usual or if their urine is dark yellow, this could be a sign that they are dehydrated. Other signs of dehydration include dry mouth, cracked lips, lethargy, and headache. If your child is displaying any of these symptoms, it is important to give them fluids right away and to seek medical attention if the symptoms persist.
Symptoms of Sepsis in Children
Sepsis is a serious complication of infection that can occur when the body’s response to infection begins to damage its own tissues and organs. Early warning signs of sepsis include high heart rate, rapid breathing, fever, chills, malaise, extreme pain or discomfort, and confusion. If your child is displaying any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.
Signs of a Concussion in Children
Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury that can occur after a blow to the head or body. Concussions can range from mild to severe, and children are more susceptible to them than adults. Signs that your child may have a concussion include headache, nausea or vomiting, dizziness or balance problems, drowsiness or fatigue, blurred vision, sensitivity to light or noise, difficulty concentrating or remembering things, changes in mood or personality changes. If your child has any of these symptoms after a head injury, it is important to seek medical attention right away.
Acute childhood illness and injury can be scary for both parents and children. It is important to be aware of the warning signs so that you can get your child the help they need as quickly as possible. If you think your child may be ill or injured, trust your instincts and seek medical attention right away.
Come see us at Angels Medical if your child is showing signs of illness or injury.