How to raise the immunity of the child?
According to the World Health Organization, children suffer about ten diseases of different complexity each year. This is due primarily to the fact that the immune system of the child is not as strong as in an adult. It is believed that immunity can and should be developed. Therefore, the parents often have a question: how to raise the immunity of the child. Consider several options.
Immunity to specific diseases
The immune system can be divided into two parts. Specific immunity is the ability to resist certain diseases, and non-specific immunity is a general way to protect a person from various infections, diseases, bacteria.
Specific immunity develops due to vaccinations. Doctors strongly recommend that children be vaccinated against many serious illnesses in order to avoid a person’s illness later, or to take it in a mild form. This applies to diseases such as measles, poliomyelitis, whooping cough, diphtheria, tetanus. In addition, if you travel with a child to another country, you must be vaccinated against the most serious diseases that are common there.
Nonspecific immunity is formed throughout life. It is influenced by many factors, in particular - nutrition and lifestyle. Such immunity must be developed since childhood.
What we eat directly affects our health. The nutrition of the child should provide him with all the necessary vitamins and minerals. If some vitamin is missed, then the immune system will noticeably weaken. It is believed that the child is especially important groups of vitamins A and B, as well as vitamins C and E. They are rich in vegetables, fruits, natural juices, fish and cereals. A diverse menu is important not only to strengthen the child’s immunity, but also for the full development of the body.
On the development of the child's immunity affects lifestyle. Two aspects are important here. The first is quality of life. Psychological well-being in the family, in kindergarten or in school directly affect the health of the child. After all, many diseases originate in the psyche. In addition, we must not forget about the comfort and cleanliness of the house. Daily cleaning of the premises, a comfortable room, airing - all these are necessary conditions for the development of immunity.
The second point is what kind of life the child leads. To strengthen the immune system requires moderate exercise, hygiene, following the daily routine, outdoor activities or tourist trips with parents.
If the baby is sick very often, and the diseases are extremely difficult and the body reacts badly to medications, you can try to raise the immune system of the child in an artificial way. Most often used for this immunostimulatory drugs that chemically enhance immunity.
These drugs include a group of interferons (including inducers of endogenous interferons), as well as means to increase the immunity of bacterial origin. Each of the drugs is highly specialized and is used to develop protection against certain ailments. Most often, such measures are resorted to in the case of congenital or acquired immunodeficiency. Such treatment always takes place under the guidance of a qualified specialist.
Folk ways of raising immunity
In folk medicine, there are also funds for the development of immunity.For example, it is recommended to add a few drops of propolis to warm milk for a baby. The number of drops is determined by the age of the child. This mixture must be drunk on an empty stomach.
Another recipe is to add cranberries and squeezed lemon juice in a grinder with a meat grinder. This mixture should be given to the child three times a day, one tablespoon.
As you can see, there are many ways to raise children's immunity. However, we must understand that one of them will not be enough. For the development of immunity requires a range of measures, and only then your child will be protected from any ills.