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Have you ever felt like your child is constantly sick? Like no matter what you do, your kids getting sick is somehow your reality. I know I have. Like ever since my kids started school, one of them are always catching the newest bug or virus going around. Sometimes it feels like my child gets sick every two weeks, it’s frustrating.
We’re literally on a first name basis with all the doctors offices around us and sometimes I wonder if the doctors aren’t placing bets on when they will see one of us again. As a mama, I totally get the stress and worry of your child getting sick all the time, it’s rough.
If this sounds like something you’re going through, then you need to know you’re not alone. This is a very normal part of parenthood. Kids get sick, but there are a few things you should do when it feels like your kid is always sick.
What to Do When a Your Child is Sick All the Time
Schedule an Appointment with Your Child’s Pediatrician (Push for Answers)
One of the best things to do whenever it feels like your child is constantly sick is to make an appointment with your child’s pediatrician. If your child’s pediatrician seems to push you off, push for answers. Although your child being constantly sick doesn’t mean something is wrong with them, if you have a gut feeling that something is wrong, push for answers. Some doctors will push your child’s symptoms off as nothing, so push and get the answers you need. If you feel the need to get further answers, ask your child’s doctor for a referral to a specialist.
Consider Visiting a Specialist
If you feel like your child’s sickness is due to an underlying condition, consider visiting a specialist. One of the most common specialist that young children need to see is an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor. These doctors specialize in frequent ear infections and strep throats. Remember whenever you’re seeing a specialist, you may still feel the need to see more than one specialist in the same field to get the answer you need. Although its not always necessary, you should always follow your mother’s intuition when your child is constantly sick to get them the treatment they need.
Add Vitamins to Your Child’s Routine
Vitamins are a great way to help build your child’s immune system. Since kids are constantly around other sick kids in school, it can be beneficial for them to take vitamins. Most childhood multivitamins have Vitamins in them that are proven to help build their immune system, but remember vitamins take a few weeks to get into a child’s system. Besides just immune support, multivitamins also help support important things like; eye health, bone health, overall health, and energy.
I use these Flintstone Vitamins for my kids. They are gummies, so there’s no fight to get them to take them and my kids love the taste.
Use Sanitizer & Other Clean Often
Whenever you have kids who are constantly sick, it is important to constantly be cleaning and sanitizing every day items down. One of the best ways to do this is with a big bottle of Lysol and Clorox Wipes. These both kill most germs and can help prevent others in the house from getting sick.
You should also be sure to throw toothbrushes away after your child was sick, wash bedding, and spray your child’s backpacks and lunchboxes to try to avoid your child getting sick again.
Make Sure Your Child is Dressing Appropriately for the Weather
Making sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather is a big deal, especially during the winter months. Whenever your child isn’t dressed properly for cold weather, they can catch colds, earaches, and sore throats fast. Always make sure you dress your child with the proper outdoor clothing before sending them out to play. If you can’t afford warm jackets, hats, and gloves for you or your children try calling around to local charities who give these away during the cold months.
I hope this post helps your child from constantly being sick. Remember it’s not always your fault your child is getting sick so often. There are many important factors to consider for why your child is always sick.
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