Childhood is a time of growth, exploration, and boundless energy. Yet, it’s also a phase when children can face a range of common ailments and illnesses. From mild discomforts to more serious conditions, understanding and addressing these issues is essential for their well-being. This guide aims to provide comprehensive insights into the most prevalent diseases affecting children, offering valuable information on their causes, symptoms, and potential remedies. By empowering parents and caregivers with knowledge, we hope to foster a healthier and happier environment for the young ones in our lives. Together, we can navigate the challenges of childhood illnesses, ensuring our children can thrive and reach their full potential.
Children below 14 years constitute 45 percent of India’s population. In this, about 11 out of every hundred children are actually under the age of 5. If we look at the height and weight patterns of Indian children and their diseases, we come to know that their health is also not good. Poor living conditions are the cause of poor health and death of children. Malnutrition, disease, lack of care and deaths are also seen more in the case of girls.
Despite the large number of diseases among children, there is a lack of children’s health services. Most health workers and private medical workers in rural areas are not trained for child health services. This chapter will help you to understand about child health care.
Effective Home Remedies for Various Diseases of Children
1) Fever :
If children have fever, diarrhoea, coughing, shortness of breath and vomiting, then mixing these four with nectar, peepal, atees and kakdasingi-coarse and filtering them in honey should be given to the children.
2) Diarrhea :
Make a decoction of dry ginger, Atis, Nagarmotha, Sugandhabala and Indra barley and give it to children in the morning.
3) Hiccup :
Mixing the powder of kutki with honey and licking the children ends their hiccups.
4) Cough :
Cough of children is cure by grinding coriander and Egyptian powder and giving it with rice wash.
5) Vomit :
Make a fine powder of gold ocher, mix it with honey and lick the children, it ends vomiting and cough.
6) Crying and Fearing Children :
Mix the powder of Triphala powder and Peepal (small peepal) and mix it with honey and give it to the children. This will stop crying and fear.
7) If the Child has Eaten the Soil :
Ripe banana mixed with honey should be fed.
8) Stomach Worms :
Note : This Ayurvedic remedy and treatment is a common useful remedy. If you are infect with a serious disease, do not take any measures without consulting a doctor or medical professional.