5 Most Common Childhood Illnesses

by Apollo Hospitals Delhi Touching Lives
This article highlights some of the most common illnesses, their symptoms and causes that are usually developed in children. 

Children tend to have weak immunity and thus, they are highly prone to develop certain illness or allergy. And therefore, as a parent, it is important to make sure that you are aware of all such conditions and can also identify the symptoms related to them which will help you get your child the right kind of diagnosis and medication for the same. Here are some of the most common types of childhood illness that parents should not overlook: 

Chickenpox (varicella)

Chickenpox is a contagious disease, which appears as a rash with red spots that turn into small blisters. Although chickenpox can develop at any age, children are more prone to have this disease. Some of the common symptoms related to chickenpox are feeling tired and lethargic, fever and swollen glands. Now, with the help of immunization, one can prevent developing such a disease. Thus, it is important to have your child vaccinated against chickenpox. 


Croup is a viral infection. This condition may cause swelling of the windpipe (trachea), the vocal cords (voice box) and the airways that lead to the lungs (the bronchi). Such swelling can make the airway narrow which can make it harder for the child to breathe. This condition is very common among children under 5 years of age. Some of the symptoms that should not be overlooked are noisy breathing and having trouble while swallowing/breathing. 

Diarrhea and vomiting

Having a bout of diarrhea and vomiting can have several reasons. Some of them are viral infection, stomach bug, food poisoning and food allergy. If you observe symptoms like sunken eyes, dark yellow urine, dry mouth, loose and frequent stools, you should consult a doctor immediately. As diarrhea and vomiting can dehydrate the body, it is advised that you prepare rehydration and energy drinks for your kids so that they can consume in a healthy amount. 

Fever, Cold and Cough 

Having a fever or a high temperature is one of the ways through which the body fights certain infections and viruses. A child may also have a cold and cough while suffering from a high temperature. Usually, such conditions are mild, but in case fever recurs or spikes, you might need to seek doctor’s attention as it might be a symptom of any other underlying condition. 

Food Allergy 

If there is a family history of skin diseases or food allergies, your child is more likely to have inherited such conditions as well. This can be observed once the infant is introduced to solid food. And it is better to introduce the foods that are considered as allergens in the first year itself. This reduces the probability of your child developing allergy for such food. Some of the allergic foods are milk, eggs, wheat, fish and shellfish. But, if your child observes some symptoms like shortness of breath, itchy throat and tongue, itchy skin or rash with the consumption a particular food, then you should get your child’s allergy test done by a child specialist hospital in Delhi. 

We hope that this information will help you identify the kind of illness your child is suffering from and also get a proper diagnosis and treatment for the same from the best pediatrician

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