For school children it is important to understand what kind of health problem they are most vulnerable to and what we as parents or school teachers can do to protect them from the ill effects of common diseases.Student health problems can be categorized as short term health issues and long term health problem symptoms.
Short-Term Health Problems
Sometimes your child may have a health condition that does not last long but still interferes with her functioning at school. This kind of problem should be brought to the attention of the school teacher, or the principal.
Hearing loss related to an ear infection could require a temporary change of seats to the front of the classroom.
Some infections—especially an ear infection, strep throat, bronchitis, and sinusitis—may necessitate the administration of medication for a week after child is well enough to return to school.
If the child has a readily visible problem—like a rash, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), or unusual bruises—that has already been evaluated by a pediatrician, parents should let the school staff know about the doctor’s diagnosis and treatment. Thus, school personnel will not have to pursue further evaluation of your youngster, which may disrupt her classroom work and unnecessarily concern her.
If your child has an injury or illness that requires immobilization or limitations on physical activity, ask the school about alternative activities available during physical education classes and recess.
Long Term health symptoms
Tobacco & Alcohol use, including cigarette smoking, cigar smoking, and smokeless tobacco use, is the single leading preventable cause of death among school children worldwide.
Asthma is a prevalent chronic respiratory disease characterized by periodic episodes of increased inflammation and narrowing of the small airways. Symptoms may include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing.
Endurance related issues with symptoms like frequent tiredness, lack of energy, low activity etc.
Children and adolescents engage in many behaviors that increase their risk of injury, including not using seat belts, driving after drinking alcohol, carrying weapons, and engaging in physical fights.
Preventive measures are the best way to ensure a healthy body and mind for a school child. Carefully designed wellness routines and screening tests help in early detection & prevention of both short term & long term diseases. Wellskool provides customized services for school wellness & health care. Explore Wellskool solutions to learn more.