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How to strengthen the child's immune system

Table of contents:

  1. Why children are often sick
  2. Child protection from infections

The word "immunity" is translated as "deliverance." The immune system is formed by tissues and organs, which counteract the negative external factors. Bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasitic worms, cancer cells, as well as a special protein called "prion", which can cause serious illness TSNR - a serious threat to health. Infections are constantly evolving, to recognize and treat them is becoming increasingly difficult, and can only resist them stable immune system.

Why children are often sick

Why children are often sick

Thinking about strengthening the immune system is necessary beforebirth of a baby. A balanced diet, calm, daily walks, no alcoholic beverages and cigarettes, proper sleep for the mother are essential. Although it is not only for mothers in the first place - for a child who develops, eats and walks with my mother, with her listening to music, sad, smiling. All laid even during fetal development and will certainly affect health in the future.

Baby born. His first breath. His first cry. The first tears of joy happy mom, taking on his arms and breastfed. And breast milk - the next step in strengthening the immune system. Whatever is said in the advertising companies manufacturers of infant formula, mother's milk is no substitute for the child, even the best and most expensive milk powder, if not replace the sun with artificial lighting, and full foot open window. Nature advance all bothered.

Thinking about how to strengthen the immune systembaby, you need to clearly separate the two quite similar, but at the same time, different concepts: the immune system specific (acquired as a result of suffering a particular disease: chickenpox, diphtheria, whooping cough, etc..) and immunity nonspecific (protection against various infections (pyelonephritis, sore throat, acute respiratory infections, otitis media, bronchitis n p.)). Specific immunity can be generated, for example, after inoculation (or a course of vaccinations).

Hardening of the child

Hardening of the child

The immune system of a baby is not only developing andso perfect as that of an adult, so the baby is more vulnerable and immunity requires some adjustment: vaccinations, tempering.

A child up to six months is being protected from invasionthe majority of possible microbial immunoglobulins IgG class, the data is still the mother in utero. But over time, this protection is weakened (excised stock immunoglobulins) and the body begins to literally "snap" of infection. Very often the child is sick in the age range of 6 months. up to 7 years - with only 7 years (sometimes a little earlier), the body starts the production of its own immunoglobulin. At this time, the body, meeting every day with different kinds of viruses, learns to recognize the threat and create a so-called antidote, ie build a defense (innate immunity). It proceeds to adulthood.

Child protection from infections

children's immunizations
children's immunizations

The predisposition of the child to illnessformed depends on innate immunity, the efficiency (or power) depends on several factors, including vaccination. Today, thanks to the hundreds of thousands of vaccinated children can acquire natural immunity to most dangerous diseases. At the same time, the overall immunity (immunity nonspecific) vaccination practically independent: a child with a full range of currently existing vaccines, can easily become ill SARS, pneumonia, otitis media and other diseases, which pathogens are viruses, but vaccinations against them are not put.

Non-specific immune system of children is based mainly on:

  • as produced food;
  • living conditions;
  • state of the organism, including internal organs.

On immunodeficiency says frequent colds (more than6 times a year), complications after an illness, poor response to treatment (long course of diseases). These features should make parents think about how to raise the child's immune system.

The first step is to show your childleading his doctor. Assessment of immunity - a difficult task to decide which should only immunologist. According to the recommendations of doctors for children with severe immunodeficiency is shown receiving immunostimulants, power adjustment, taking a multivitamin and, of course, tempering - one of the most effective means to improve the overall immunity.

Water treatments against infections
Water treatments against infections

Hardening begins with the age of three. The task of parents - to interest the child, providing the first steps in this process as a game. The procedures carried out against the will categorically not recommended: additional stress will only harm. The first should be a morning exercise. It is important that the child was by this time finally awake (and be sure to get enough sleep), cheerful and in a good mood. Exercise is best done at the same time with the child: the baby will learn, and imitate. After fifteen minutes of the complex restorative procedures should go to no less enjoyable - water. At first, the water temperature is maintained at 25 degrees and then gradually reduced to 0.5 degrees (16 degrees). Child necessarily rubbing with a towel after procedures to feelings of warmth (light redness), then wear woolen jacket structurally unstable.

Prevention of infectious diseases
Prevention of infectious diseases

Use of multivitamins uniquely increasesthe immune system, but they do not have to pick up the parents and the physician taking into account the condition of the particular child's body. Vitamins with minerals required child is much more than an adult person (the agent spent on growth). The complex should be adapted specifically for children.

Immunostimulatory agents - an important building block inIt lays the foundation of the immune system, but there is no doctor's advice can not do. The use of immunomodulators is justified only when absolutely necessary, as to prove the diagnosis of immunodeficiency. Specifies that fact only a specialist, and use of the drug only in its jurisdiction.

How to strengthen the child's immune system
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