5 Health & Safety Concerns That Are Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare – WaitUp

5 Health & Safety Concerns That Are Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare


Being a parent is often equated with one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Besides being responsible for the upbringing of one or more children, parents are faced with the unexpected, including illnesses, accidents, and other growing pains. Kids are exposed to nasty germs and are sometimes reckless while on the playground or riding scooters. As a parent, it can be hard to prevent every little unimaginable event and undoubtedly, some are worse than others. The following lists some of every parent’s worst nightmares and how they can be treated.

5. Pink Eye

This contagious infection of the eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is spread quickly among children who are in close contact. It is caused by a bacterial or viral infection and affects the white of the eye. The condition’s pink appearance can also be accompanied by tearing, itchiness, or swelling. The best advice to give your kids if they have a classmate with pink eye is to wash their hands throughout the day. If your child becomes infected, you should also keep linens washed and avoid hand contact with the eye. Always consult a doctor for proper treatment.

4. Lice

Lice is another nightmare often stemming from the playground. Although there are three types, including head, body, and pubic, head lice are the most common among children. It is usually transmitted from head to head if children are sharing hair brushes, hats, or helmets with someone infected. You will notice your child complaining of an itchy or sore scalp, but the best way is to have a close look to see if you can find the critters. There are some home remedies as well as over-the-counter treatments, so find the one that works for your lifestyle.


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