Kids are curious individuals. No matter how much cautious you are, they are bound to fall and get an injury some or the other day. Maintain your cool and do the best that you can to comfort your child.
As your child is experiencing the new journey of walking, climbing and exploring, it is quite normal to fall down often. This may lead to mild bumps, cuts and bruises. You can treat minor injuries at home.
Be patient, without playing a blame game just focus on child’s injuries:
Consult a paediatrician if:
Choking is caused due to an object — usually food or a toy — getting stuck in the airway. Because of this, the air can't flow normally into or out of the lungs, so the child can't breathe properly.
When a part of the body is injured and blood from the damaged capillaries, with no place to go, gets trapped under the skin, forming a red or purplish mark called as a bruise.
Natural disasters affect one and all. It is advisable to be best prepared.
Head injuries are common in children and teens. They can hurt the scalp, skull, brain, or blood vessels.
Apart from insects or flies, babies and young children are known to put small objects in their ears like candy and beans.
Children have a more delicate skin than adults so burns and scalds affect them severely.
An ant bite usually goes unnoticed until some symptoms arise.
Most small cuts aren't a danger to children. But larger cuts often need immediate medical treatment.
Proper measures post the shock without panicking will be helpful. Stay calm and help your child in the best way you can.
Kids tend to swallow many items including toys, buttons, coins, earrings, rings, paper clips, game pieces, needles, pins, tacks, toothpicks, screws, button batteries, magnets, and nails.
Oral trauma refers to injuries to the mouth and/or teeth.
Chances of drowning can be kept at the minimum by being completely prepared at all times.
Most eye injuries are minor, like getting soap in the eye or a speck of dirt under the eyelid.
Treatment for animal bites depends on the type of animal that has bitten your child.