Every parent knows that kids are a handful, and one thing that most parents become experts in pretty quickly is recognising the difference between a real problem and a fake one when it comes to symptoms in kids. After all, children don’t know the difference between a serious problem and one that’ll be gone in a day or two.
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How often has your child claimed to have a “broken” bone when it’s actually just a bruise? And that’s okay! It’s their job not to understand these things! However, it’s important to make sure that, as parents, we’re making sure to carefully consider whether or not something really is worth taking seriously. There are some symptoms in kids that might seem frivolous but could lead to something more serious.
Symptoms in kids you should never ignore.
Kids get dizzy. You would too if you spent half of your life spinning in circles for fun! However, if your child is getting dizzy, having trouble balancing, or seems unsteady on their feet, it could well be the sign of something more serious. In some cases, it could be a neurological issue and seeking the advice of a paediatric neurologist is often the best choice there. Even if it turns out to be nothing, you’ll be glad you followed through and made sure.
We’ve all heard our kids complain about how tired they are. Most parents are able to tell when it’s actually just an attempt to get out of something they don’t want to do. However, if your child seems more tired than usual a lot of the time, it’s always a good idea to get it checked out. There are a number of things that it could be, from anaemia to malabsorption syndrome. It could turn out that they simply aren’t sleeping enough, or that they’re going through a growth spurt. However, if your child seems like they’ve lost some of their energy all of a sudden, that’s something that’s absolutely worth checking out.
You’d be thirsty too if you spent as much time running around as your kids. But there’s a big difference between getting thirsty as an active child and the kind of thirst that potentially suggests that something’s wrong. Constant thirst that they can’t quench is often a sign of an underlying health condition like type 1 diabetes. A thirsty child might seem to you like the kind of thing that only the hypochondriac parents would make a fuss over but the truth is that the consequences of a symptom like that can be incredibly serious if they’re not treated sooner rather than later.
Don’t feel embarrassed to check out certain symptoms in kids
There will absolutely be occasions where you feel as though something is seriously wrong but it turns out that it was actually nothing. In fact, a lot of parents are worried about seeming to make a fuss. However, the truth is that it’s far better to make a fuss and it turns out to be nothing than to ignore something that ends up being a major issue.
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