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Don\’t be careless, they are also raging while the flu is breaking out…


Oct 1, 2023

After the winter solstice, the flu began to rage. Recently, instead of getting better, the flu has become more and more severe. There are many babies around me who have been infected. In the circle of friends, mothers often report that their babies\’ body temperatures have soared to more than 40 degrees. There are also friends whose babies suffered from high temperature convulsions and were sent directly to the hospital by ambulance. The whole family was shocked. Whether it’s a cold or the flu, the virus can be defeated naturally by relying on the body’s immunity. Therefore, when the baby is sick, everyone must trust the baby\’s own resistance. As long as the baby is in good spirits, you can relax and don\’t worry too much. This flu is so fierce that everyone’s attention is focused on the flu itself, but they ignore that there are several other diseases that are raging along with the flu: Norovirus The first one to bear the brunt is norovirus. In fact, norovirus is prevalent all over the world every year, and infections occur. It enters a period of high incidence in autumn and winter every year and when the weather starts to get warmer. After all, norovirus is also a cold virus. It’s just that most cold viruses enter the respiratory tract through the nasal cavity and cause respiratory conditions. This is what we usually call respiratory colds. However, after some cold viruses enter the body, they do not enter the respiratory tract, but pass through the esophagus and enter the digestive tract. These viruses can cause discomfort in the gastrointestinal tract, causing symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. This is called a stomach flu. Norovirus is a virus that causes gastrointestinal discomfort. It can be spread through contaminated water sources, undercooked food, seafood, shellfish, droplets in the air, etc. In communities, schools, restaurants, hospitals, nurseries, nursing homes and other places, due to eating together and using public tableware Or the crowds are dense and prone to collective outbreaks. When Zai Zai was in the middle class of kindergarten, the children in his class were also infected with norovirus. Most of the children suffered from vomiting and diarrhea, and Zai Zai was also infected. The process of norovirus infection looks very scary. The onset is sudden, often with vomiting and diarrhea. Vomiting is accompanied by diarrhea at the same time. Sometimes the baby will also feel stomachache, general weakness, and headache. Some babies will also have fever. Symptoms such as body aches and pains. Here are some symptomatic treatment methods for you: When a baby vomits acutely, if it only vomits once, it may be that the baby has eaten too much and the stomach and intestines cannot bear it. In this case, vomiting it out is actually good for the body. No special handling is required. If your baby vomits repeatedly, you need to use anti-vomiting techniques: these techniques are particularly effective in anti-vomiting. The Tianzhu bone pushing method is to push straight from top to bottom along the cervical spine. I have used it many times when Zaizai was vomiting, and the effect is very fast. Another very effective way to stop vomiting is to move the Bagua counterclockwise. I do this technique quickly every time I feel motion sick and want to vomit. The stomach gas can go down immediately, and the gastrointestinal discomfort will be improved. Therefore, during acute vomiting, you can use these two methods. If the baby can bear it, add Qingwei Meridian and Rubbing Banmen. Here I would like to introduce Panmen to you. Panmen is located on the thenar of the palm. This acupoint is very wonderful. Pushing from the wrist crease to the root of the thumb can stop vomiting. Pushing from the thumb crease to the wrist crease can stop vomiting. Can stop diarrhea. So if your baby vomits and defecates, you can rub it in circular motions at the board door. This can stop both vomiting and diarrhea. stomach flu initialSymptoms are vomiting, which is quickly followed by diarrhea. When your baby starts to have diarrhea, you need to use anti-diarrheal techniques. The four techniques are: rubbing the abdomen counterclockwise, rubbing the navel, rubbing the turtle tail, and pushing up the seven joints. When massaging the abdomen counterclockwise, be sure to use a little force with your hands and press down a little to slightly stimulate gastrointestinal peristalsis. Don’t just massage your belly! Although norovirus looks scary when it causes vomiting and diarrhea, since it is a virus, it means it is changeable. There is no vaccine or specific medicine, and it can only be killed by the body\’s own immunity. From my own personal experience, although norovirus is menacing, it is not terrible. The virus can be easily swallowed up by the body\’s own immune cells. Therefore, it can take as short as 2-3 days and as long as no more than 7 days, and the body will heal itself. Even if your baby is often sick and has poor health, he can easily defeat the virus just by relying on his body\’s own immunity. During the illness, everyone must eat a light diet to reduce the burden on the baby\’s gastrointestinal tract! In addition to influenza and norovirus, chickenpox and hand, foot and mouth are more severe. Chickenpox is a high-incidence period in winter and spring, and the chickenpox vaccine is a second-class vaccine and is not compulsory. Therefore, many babies have not received the chickenpox vaccine. Once they enter the high-incidence period, they are particularly susceptible to infection. Of course, this does not mean that having the chickenpox vaccine is safe. The protective ability of the chickenpox vaccine varies depending on the individual\’s constitution. Its protection rate is only about 95%, which means that some children will still be infected even if they have received the chickenpox vaccine. Last year, my goddaughter had just received the chickenpox vaccine a year ago, but she was still infected with chickenpox by a child in her class, so please don\’t be careless. Babies who have not received the chickenpox vaccine should pay more attention and must take various preventive measures recently. Avoid going to crowded places. If someone at home has herpes zoster, they must be isolated from the baby in time. Because chickenpox and herpes zoster are a type of virus, called varicella-zoster virus (VZV). The first infection is chickenpox. After recovery, some viruses are not completely recognized and killed by the immune system and lurk in the spinal cord. In the dorsal root ganglia or the sensory ganglia of the cranial nerves, once the body\’s immunity is reduced and the body is overworked, these viruses are easily activated and re-enter the skin along the sensory nerves, causing herpes zoster. If there happens to be a baby at home, the virus can spread through the air and enter the baby\’s body to cause chickenpox. Those who have received the chickenpox vaccine should not be negligent. The chickenpox vaccine is only valid for 5 years. The prescribed time for chickenpox vaccination in our country is 1 year old. Therefore, if the baby has received the chickenpox vaccine when he is 1 year old, after he is 6 years old, if he has been exposed to Chickenpox patients need to be vaccinated again for emergency vaccination. Although the spread of chickenpox cannot be prevented, you don’t need to worry too much. Chickenpox is a self-limiting disease that relies on our body’s immunity to recognize and kill the virus. It usually heals on its own in about 10 days. Hospitals generally provide local treatment to relieve itching and prevent infection. Calamine lotion can be applied to the chickenpox affected area, and 1% nail violet or antibiotic ointment can be applied externally to ulcers or secondary infections. Some doctors also prescribe acyclovir, the main function of acyclovir is to inhibit virus replication, prevent virus spread, accelerate recovery, and reduce mortality. In my opinion, unless newborn babies or children with particularly low immunity need to take medicine, as long as the baby is in good spirits, there is no need to take medicine. The body’s immunity is enough to defeat the virus. In the process of allowing the body to heal itself, immunity itself will also be improved. If the mother is particularly worried, it is recommended that you use the method of treating chickenpox in pediatric massage. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the main cause of chickenpox is internal heat, so the main treatment is to clear away heat. This set of heat-clearing and rash-clearing techniques can help chickenpox recover faster. Clear the liver meridian, clear the heart meridian, clear the lung meridian, clear the large intestine meridian, clear the Tianhe meridian 300-500 times each, and massage the spine 5-10 times, which can help the baby remove internal heat. Press and knead Hegu, Quchi, Sanyinjiao and Zusanli for 1-2 minutes each. These acupoints can penetrate the rash and relieve troubles. Take Baichong for 3-5 minutes. This acupoint can quickly relieve itching and help the baby relieve discomfort. Because the skin in the area affected by chickenpox will feel severe itching, children will not be able to help but scratch it. Once the blisters are scratched, the ulcerated area will easily leave ugly scars, and it is also easy to be infected with other bacteria and cause complications of chickenpox. Be especially careful not to scratch the acne rash on your face, as this can lead to scarring and pus infection. To prevent this from happening, keep your child\’s nails short and keep their hands clean. At the same time, try not to take your children out, and be sure to strictly control your diet! Hand, foot and mouth disease Recently, many children are suffering from hand, foot and mouth disease. Hand, foot and mouth disease is caused by enteroviruses: coxsackievirus, echovirus or other enteroviruses. Currently, there are more than 20 types of enteroviruses that cause hand, foot and mouth reported globally. In my country, coxsackie A16 and enterovirus 71 (EV71) are the main ones. EV71 has a higher chance of causing severe illness and complications. The EV71 virus has a rapid onset and is highly infective to the central nervous system. It may even cause complications such as myocarditis, pulmonary edema, and aseptic meningoencephalitis. If the disease progresses quickly in some severely ill children, it may lead to death. The main route of transmission is through the sick child\’s saliva, sneezing, coughing, and droplets when talking to other children; it can also be transmitted indirectly through hands, daily necessities, and tableware. The initial symptoms are fever, sore throat, anorexia, etc. Examination of the baby\’s mouth will reveal herpes in the front of the tonsils or on the soft palate, uvula, tongue, etc. Slowly, herpes appeared on my hands and feet. Although the EV71 virus is more serious, the enteroviruses that cause hand, foot and mouth disease and herpetic pharyngitis and buccal inflammation can all be cured by the body. As long as you let the baby rest well and maintain indoor air circulation, the baby will recover automatically in 1-2 weeks. I have observed that children with severe internal heat and low immunity are more likely to be infected with hand, foot and mouth. Zaizai was also infected with hand, foot and mouth when he was in kindergarten. Before he got hand, foot and mouth, I was busy with work and didn\’t pay attention to Zai Zai\’s diet. He ate less fruits and vegetables and had severe internal heat. Therefore, he developed acute conjunctivitis a few days before the onset of hand, foot and mouth. Symptoms of inflammation include excessive eye feces and red right eye, so compared to other children, he has a higher chance of infection. During the incubation period of hand, foot and mouth,Zai also played with many children, and only one child with severe internal heat and low immunity was infected, while those without internal heat were not infected. On the afternoon when Zai Zai developed hand, foot and mouth ulcers, because I mistakenly thought it was oral ulcers, Zai Zai played with the neighbor\’s children all afternoon without taking any isolation measures. It was said that the child had a high chance of being infected. After Zaizai was diagnosed, I immediately called the child\’s mother and asked her to use heat-clearing techniques. As a result, the child was not infected with hand, foot and mouth infection. Therefore, to prevent hand, foot and mouth, in addition to washing hands frequently and taking your baby less often to crowded places with bad air, you must also do a good job of nourishing yin and clearing away heat. If the baby has obvious yin deficiency, red bags under the eyes, red tongue, and hot flashes in the hands, feet, and soles, quickly use the Yin nourishing technique. Pushing the three levels to remove the six fu organs is used in combination: push the three levels 300 times, remove the six levels 100 times, and push the three levels 100 times. Retreat the six fu organs 300 times and push the three levels 100 times. Retreat the six fu organs 100 times. For babies with yin deficiency, the chiropractic massage is done from top to bottom! If you are not sure, you can click \”When the bags under the children\’s eyes turn this color, the mother should deal with it immediately. This is a sign that she is about to get sick!\” 》See detailed explanation. If the baby is infected with hand, foot and mouth, at this time, you should also vigorously clear away heat, clear the heart meridian, clear the liver meridian, clear the lung meridian, and clear the Tianhe water. Do it 600-800 times on each acupoint, 2-3 times a day, and you can see to obvious effects. Hand, foot and mouth is a self-healing disease, and most children recover in about a week. Observe the baby\’s mental state. As long as the baby\’s mental state is good, there will be no problem. But if the baby is not in good mental condition, he must go to the hospital in time. Hand, foot and mouth disease is oral herpes, so the baby will have a sore throat and not like to eat. You can let the baby with hand, foot and mouth drink more water. Drinking cold water can relieve the sore throat in a short time. Try to choose foods that are not irritating and do not require much chewing to avoid aggravating oral irritation. Parents should not rush to the doctor when they are sick, use drugs such as ribavirin to fight viruses, and take it for granted to use immunomodulators to prevent severe cases. However, these drugs will not reduce the chance of children getting sick or prevent the disease. The development of the drug may increase the child\’s risk of adverse drug reactions. These diseases are also rampant along with this flu. During a flu outbreak, the best thing to do is to go out less often, take your baby less to public places, try to ensure a light diet, do various health protection tasks, wash your hands frequently, and ventilate your home frequently. As long as you are vigilant, these diseases can be cured. Everything is isolated!

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