Fill up this form to notify us about any comment that you find to be objectionable or improper. Please also do provide us the reason for your objection.

In: home > Child's Healthcare / Childhood illnesses and medical conditions / Viral Infections and Allergies in Children

Viral Infections and Allergies in Children

childs-healthcare Childhood illnesses and medical conditions
Viral infections and allergies are common in childhood. A lot of viral infections and allergies in children can be prevented with the help of vaccinations and medications. Read on to know more about common viral infections and allergies in children, their symptoms and remedies for treating them.

Children get sick often. There are many viral infections that are acute and give discomfort to the suffering child. However, rarely do these develop into serious illness. Virus is extremely tiny organism and causes infection in the body. They enter into the body and getting favorable environment; they multiply and produce more viruses inside.

Allergies in children are also quite common. Some have dust allergy while some are allergic to pets or food. In fact, allergy is an overreaction of the body when coming in contact with a substance that is otherwise harmless to humans. In some, the allergy gets treated if the immune system is strong while some have to take medicines.

Acute Viral Infections in Children

Have a quick look at the common viral infections in children.

Chicken Pox in ChildrenChicken pox is highly contagious. Although this illness is common in children it can occur at any age.

Symptoms – Symptoms include rashes, fever and fatigue. The spots appear anywhere on the body though chest and stomach area are common. These rashes develop into itchy and hot mounds and causes discomfort for the child. Ussually there is no further complication unless the mounds are scratched badly.

Remedy – Since the patient does not feel like eating solid food, lot of fluids can be given. Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C are very good. When the appetite is normal fruits can be given. But before that juices should be preferred. Doctors prescribe lotion that helps sooth the itchiness of the rashes and usually very light medicine for fever.

Measles in ChildrenMeasles are of two types – three day measles and ten day measles. Both these are mild in infants and kids. These can be prevented by taking vaccines at the right time. Measles generally requires little medical attention

Symptoms – Usually high fever with cough is observed. Rashes start appearing from behind the ears and spreads all over the body. Vomiting and diarrhea is also seen in many cases.

Remedy – Let the child rest in well-ventilated room and ask him to keep his eyes away from television. Reading should also be discouraged.

Mumps in ChildrenMumps is painful swelling of the salivary glands. This is extremely contagious. There is a vaccination and so this disease is not so common among children nowadays.

Symptoms – Mild fever, chills, headache, muscular pain in neck and pain and swelling in the base of jaw either on one side or both is seen in suffering children.

Remedy – Mumps usually last for few days or a week and there is not much medical attention given. The child should be kept at home as it is infectious till the swelling subsides.

Allergies in Children

Allergies are common in kids. However, there is no such medical treatment for allergy though you can become aware of this with the help of symptoms.

  • Patches of bumps that are sometimes itchy may appear on any part of the body

  • Development of patches subsides in few hours and appears on other parts of the body

  • Cold infections and symptoms of cold are seen

  • Sneezing, itchy and running eyes

  • Itching inside the mouth and throat

  • Abdominal cramps and other intestinal problems occurring unexpectedly
Allergies are often inherited, though this is not necessary. Allergies in children can be treated if severe with the help of medicines prescribed by a doctor. Though there are medications for allergy in children, they just drop the symptoms. As soon as the person comes in contact with the same thing, he suffers from fresh symptoms. However, if one comes to know about the thing that creates allergy in the child, avoiding contact with it is the best thing to do.
Expert answers
Ask Expert

Articles (72)

Videos related to this article (75)
Teaching an autistic child
Behaviour of an autistic child
Autistic children are talented
Playing with children
Stem Cell Debate
Stem Cells
Stem cells transplantation
Stem Cell case study
How an 11 Year Old Overcame Bedwetting
Psychological causes of bed wetting
Personal story told by a boy
Bed wetting
Home Remedy for Childs Healthcare
Childs Health and Vaccines
Yoga for Children
Heat Illness in Summer
Tips for Treating Heat Exhaustion
Heatstroke Deaths
Remedies for Treating Heatstroke
Christmas Gift for Toddler
Toddler's Opinion on Monster
3 Year Old Toddler Plays Guitar
Toddler Rejects the Christmas Gift
Sneezing Twins
Babies Laughing at Sneezes
Allergy and Sneezing
Signs of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
Feeding a Child with Milk Allergy
Lactose Intolerance in Babies
Animation on Lactose Intolerance
Information on Lactose Intolerance
Helping Baby to Pass the Gas
Baby Passes Gas in Sleep
Baby's Digestion Problem
Vomiting and Diarrhea in Babies
Treatment for Jaundice in Newborns
Newborn Baby Coping with Jaundice
Phototherapy for Jaundice in Babies
Tips for Controlling Bilirubin in Babies
Unborn Baby Hiccups in Womb
Baby Hiccups in Baby Bouncer
Hiccups in Newborn Baby
Funny Hiccups in Baby
Bacterial and Viral Infections in Children
Symptoms of Illnesses in Babies and Kids
Distinguishing Bacterial and Viral Infections
Allergies in School Going Children
Sign of Sleep Disorder
Identifying Sleep Disorders in Children
Tips to Deal With Sleep Disorders in Children
Setting Up A Bedtime Routine
Coping with Food Allergies in Children
Truth About Childhood Food Allergies
Curing Allergies in Children
Introducing Solid Foods to Baby
Right Way of Cleaning Babys Ears
Ear Cleaning Session
Toddler Cleaning Dog Ears
Toddler Getting Ear Cleaned
Preventing Colic
Importance of Immunization
What is Immunization?
Common Childhood Diseases
Managing Baby Eczema
Baby Eczema Treatment
Prevent Baby Eczema
Baby Eczema Symptom
Symptoms of Mental Illness in Children
How To Treat Diarohhea in Children
Symptom of Illness
Symptoms of Flu
First Day with Glasses
Funny Eye Test
Kid With Eye Glasses
Small Baby With Eyeglasses

You may also be interested in:

Baby Blues
Wheezing in Children

Almost 60 % of the newborn babies suffer from Jaundice after second or third day of their birth. Jaundice in newborn is ..
Save Edit
Sort by Newest

Prakash.2 years ago
I always got sick from the people I work with because they bring colds and flu to work and spread it like a plague.

Now with Samurai Virus Buster everyone else is sick but not ME!! Just use the product when you are exposed to viruses and stay healthy!
Pramod.2 years ago
I highly recommend Samurai Virus Buster to anyone who works in a large office environment, or frequently goes to crowded environments such as malls. Carry Samurai Virus Buster along with you BEFORE you go into the area and you should be fine. Samurai Virus Buster works, and it works well.
Vimal.2 years ago
I use to catch a cold or flu virus about once or twice a year.
But ever since I discovered Samurai Virus Buster, I have not caught these viruses.
I have honestly not had a cold or flu virus for almost 2 years! The routine that works for me is to just wear the Samurai Virus Buster.
This is an excellent product that I will continue to purchase and recommend for the rest of my life.
Vijay.2 years ago
Samurai Virus Buster really do work. I've only taken them at the first sign of being sick (feeling tired and achy) but then I never seem to actually get sick.
Everyone around are sick, I have not gotten sick yet (knock on wood).
Airborne will be a staple for me during the cold seasons!
Reena.2 years ago
I found Samurai Virus Buster about a year ago, and I gave it a try. The minute I feel a little something creeping up on me, I pop one, and I have warded off whatever it was. I have told so many people about this product, and everyone that has taken my advice has been hooked as well.
Pawan.2 years ago
Colds are making the rounds in my workplace, and when it came my time to share in the fun, I started using Samurai Virus Buster. I definitely feel better! May seem like magic, but it works.
Vaishali.2 years ago
I am happy that I ordered Samurai Virus Buster, especially with this season of flu going around. I would recommend to anyone!
Vishal.2 years ago
The reason that I bought this product once again is to help a boy 2 years old in Mumbai. He was born with Kidney cancer and his immune system is very low due to chemotherapy, felt the need of Samurai Virus Buster to prevent any virus, bacteria, or Catch anything. I'm very happy that I was able to buy this product for an awesome price. Thanks!
Sunny.2 years ago
I am never going to be sick around Christmas again. Two many winter celebrations ruined because of airborne illness and now I just wear Samurai Virus Buster when I go out to shop. Even to the market.. I haven 't gotten the flu yet. That 's a plus. FANTASTIC !
Rahul.2 years ago
Samurai Virus Buster really does the job at a good value. Provides the right amount of safety for us. One of the best in this variety.
load more comments
Child's Healthcare Topics..

Curing Allergies in Children Video
Discussion Forum - Recent Posts
Which are the common viral infections and allergies in children? Against which viral infections and allergies should be children vaccinated?
Viral infections are common in children. Children get infected by something or the other. Children go to school and come in contact with so many children so it is obvious that they get will get infect...
Viral infections and allergies can be prevented in children if they have strong immune system and they can fight viral infections and allergies easily. Parents should provide right kind of nutrition t...
I agree with Nima, it is essential that children should have strong immune system in order to fight viral infections and allergies. Parents should make sure that child' s diet has contains all mineral...
view more >>
Health Issues
RE:Cold n Cough
Hello Anu,
It would be better you can contact to the doctor and get the ...
- Munni    read >>

RE:kid toothpaste guide
Hello Nimmi,
You have posted such a valuable message and it is the main ...
- kajal    read >>

RE:RE:Boost your immunity
Health awareness is very important and can help preventing many issues. It ... - vishesh shrivastava    read >>

RE:Thumb sucking
Hi Samay,
So if you ask for suggestion it would be better not to make it ...
- No Name    read >>

Childs Health and Vaccines Video..

All tips on Diet
You ever wanted in one place.
No need to go anywhere else. No spam.

*No spam only genuine emails
Food Allergies in Children
Jaundice in Newborn Babies