School is back this week, but parents will be notified.
Experts claim that a wave of childhood diseases is likely to spread because of the ease of cowardly restrictions.
Recent data show that the number of cases of respiratory syncytial virus or RSV is already eight times higher than at the same time.
“Out of Season” Spike urges Public Health England parents to be on the lookout for signs of a potentially deadly pest.
The wave is expected to continue well into the fall, with increasing pressure on the NHS.
Azra Ghani, professor of infectious diseases at Imperial College London, told The Sun: “This is a concern for the NHS because although the majority of RSV children have a mild infection, some require intensive care.
“Child intensive care units are limited in capacity.”
RSV is an infection of the lungs and respiratory tract that can turn into bronchiolitis.
Most children come into contact with it before the age of two, but fewer children are exposed to RSV due to lockdown.
This morning, GP Dr. Philip Kaye told Fab Daily: “As we have been apart for so long over the last year, many children have not been infected with the common virus.”
Therefore, when children return to the classroom and mingle in the corridors, without the need for class bubbles, doctors predict that diseases will spread.
Here Dr. Kay shared his “Fraud Sheet” with LYNSEY HOPE so parents could detect the first signs of common pests.
Threadworms are small, white worms that live a few millimeters long that live in the human intestine and look like cotton threads when they hatch into your baby’s feet.
“Thread bugs are very common in children and pass easily because children are often poor at hand washing,” says Dr. Kay.
At night, the female worm lays eggs around the anus. It burns the skin and makes you itch and itch at night.
The baby will then scratch, lay eggs on its fingers or under its fingernails and then put its hand in its mouth and the whole cycle will start again.
“They can also give it to others if they touch common surfaces such as doorcobs or towels while at home.
“That’s why if one person is diagnosed, we treat the whole family. But your child will not have to stay home from school.
TreatmentMebendazole, which comes in the form of banana flavored liquid or orange flavored tablets that can be chewed or swallowed whole, is available for purchase at pharmacies.
Strict hygiene measures are necessary, including changing your underwear in the morning after sleeping and washing your hands or taking a shower when you wake up.
Keep a toothbrush in a closet or the eggs may fly when you wash your hands and sit on your toothbrush.
Sheets, towels and teddy bears all need to be washed regularly.
It is a highly contagious skin infection that often starts with red sores on the face or hands and is common in children.
The doctor advises, “Amphetogen usually affects the nose and mouth, but it can appear anywhere on the body.” “It is very contagious so it is easily transmitted between children.
“It presents as a pink, red spot with small yellow crusts that can look like corn flakes sticking to the skin.”
Treatment: A GP would like to check that it is not too serious before prescribing antibiotic creams or pills if it is too bad.
If it keeps coming back, a GP can prescribe a nasal cream to cleanse the bacteria and prevent it from coming back.
FLU – RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS.
RSV is very common and most children are infected by the age of two.
It can cause coughs or colds in older children and adults, but can sometimes cause bronchiolitis in younger children.
The doctor explains, “Children are usually affected in the same way as colds and flu, by breathing in the affected droplets.”
“We have already seen an increase in respiratory diseases in the summer. We need to practice good hygiene.
“Parents should also make sure that their children are vaccinated against the flu if they are eligible.
“Not only can the flu make children very sick, they can spread it and make others very sick.”
Treatment: There is no specific treatment but if your child or toddler has difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical attention.
Headlights and NITS.
About 3 mm long, head lice are insects that live in human hair.
Nuts are eggs that appear as brown or white spheres and are attached to individual wires.
“They spread very fast in classrooms because children often work and play with their heads,” Dr. Kay warned.
“It has nothing to do with dirty hair. It spreads from head to head contact. Lice bite the scalp which causes irritation and itching of your scalp.”
You can check for lice by looking at your child’s hair, but they can be very difficult to find.
If you find anything, let your child’s school know, which will send a message to other parents who can then check the head.
Treatment: Treat only if you see live head lice.
The NHS initially recommends a wet comb, from which you apply conditioner, section the hair and comb it from roots to ends.
You have to do this on days one, five, nine and 13 and check that the hair is free from lice on day 17.
If your child still has lice after 17 days, talk to your pharmacist about medicated lotions and sprays.
Slapped cheek syndrome
Also known as the fifth disease, it is a viral infection that leads to mild flu-like symptoms.
“Children often have a few days where they have high temperatures, runny noses, sore throats and headaches,” says Dr. Kai.
“Then they have itchy cheeks that are often very red and can look like sunshine.
“A few days after the scar appears on the face, it can spread throughout the body and be very itchy.”
Your child may return to school when the itching is gone, but you should notify teachers if your child has been around a pregnant woman because there is a very low risk of miscarriage or other complications.
Treatment: Fluid and paracetamol for high temperature, joint pain or headache.
Pharmacists may also prescribe antihistamines for children if the itching is severe.
“It’s important to remember that the cove is not gone,” explains the doctor.
“Although children receive it less frequently and usually only in mild cases, any child who has a temperature needs to go home and have a PCR test.” Flu tests can only be used if you are asymptomatic.
Children should be kept at home until their test is negative or their fever subsides.
In the case of a positive test, the child – and anyone in their household or with whom they are in close contact – may have to be isolated for ten days depending on the status of their vaccination. School authorities should also be informed.
Treatment: If your baby has a high temperature and looks very sick, you may need a calpol.
The doctor says, “Treat the child, not the number.” “If your child’s temperature is 38.5C and you are waiting for your PCR result, but they are running around, eating, drinking and urinating, you need to treat this fever with paracetamol. not required.
“If the baby has a low temperature but does not drink and feels sick, then paracetamol should be treated.
“Make sure they drink plenty of fluids. If you are worried, please seek medical advice.”
Hands, feet and mouth.
It has nothing to do with hand, foot and mouth disease in animals. It is a viral disease that usually affects children under the age of ten.
It goes through coughs and sneezes just like a cold.
“It causes a fever and your child will usually feel sick for a few days.”
“Normally, they will get blisters on their hands, feet and mouth, but it can be anywhere else on the body,” the doctor said.
“In the mouth, the wounds will look grayish white.
“Your child will not need to stay out of school until it is warmer.”
Treatment: No treatment is needed – it will go away on its own after seven to ten days.
Chicken pox is common in children and usually gets better in one to two weeks without the need to see a GP.
“Chicken pox grows more in the spring, but since the rate was lower last year, it may be more common this fall,” says Dr. Kay.
“It’s a viral infection that causes small blisters on a red / pink background.
After a while they become a crust.
“The baby usually feels sick before it starts early, often with a decrease in temperature or appetite.
“Once the spots appear, you may notice that they are starting to feel better, although the spots may be itchy.
“You can’t go back to school until all the places are gone, usually at least five days after they first appear.”
Treatment: A treatment called calamine or aloe vera gel or varicose veins can be helpful in relieving itching. Oatmeal baths can also provide relief.
This is a common condition that causes diarrhea and vomiting and is usually caused by a bacterial or viral stomach worm.
It affects people of all ages but is especially common in young children.
“If your child has diarrhea and is vomiting, the key is to drink, drink, drink,” says Dr. Kai. Give your baby a little more fluids.
“You can go up to 5 ml every five minutes as a fluid challenge.
“You can use water or Dioralyte.”
If your child spits water, Dr. Kay recommends using a syringe and inserting water into the space between the lower teeth and cheeks.
“Don’t do it all at once, but it should help prevent them from spitting,” she says. “If they can’t stand that amount of fluid, you need to go to A&E.
“If they can, gradually increase their amount until they are drinking normally.”
Treatment: Regular fluid and oral rehydration sockets are available from pharmacies.
See a GP if diarrhea persists for more than seven days or vomits for more than two days, or if your child has bloody diarrhea or bleeding from below.