For all parents combating child illness starts with the prevention, not its cure. Identifying and understanding child illness in the early stages is crucial to finding an early cure and medical attention which in turn may greatly lessen the amount of suffering. For medical treatment to be successful greatly depends upon careful, painstaking and well thought out supervision. Should directions be partially carried out or be negligently attended to then most certainly your efforts will fail altogether.
At the onset to any child illness it is generally so sudden and rapid in its progress, that unless the measures prescribed are firmly and promptly administered, their exposition is soon rendered altogether ineffective. The amount of suffering may also be lessened by the consideration and discerning attentions of the parent. Depending on the type of illness of the young child, the wants and necessities must be greatly anticipated, the apprehension produce by sickness, soothed by kind and affectionate persuasion and the possibility of the sick and sensitive child being exposed to harsh and ungentle demeanour, carefully provided against.
A firm and strict compliance with medical directions in the administration of medicines and general measures are necessary but a truthful honest report of all symptoms to the medical examiner of the child’s illness is of the greatest importance. A false account of symptoms could cause conflicting results in finding the cause and cure, therefore it is of great importance that all parents observe and report honestly all symptoms of the child’s illness, which in turn will result in a quicker diagnosis and recovery.