Common health problems

While health issues for children tend to be different than those for adults, there are some problems that are common for children you should be aware of.

During infancy and the preschool years, the average child gets seven or eight colds a year. During the school-age years, they average five or six colds a year. With some colds lasting upwards of a week, it can often feel like you’re constantly facing sickness. Especially when that sickness generously makes its way through the entire family.

The frequency of childhood sickness boils down to the fact there are more than 200 viruses that can cause the common cold. As children have not yet had exposure to many of these germs, they’re quite susceptible to catching each and every one they come into contact with.

But on top of colds there are many other illnesses that are common in children.