The incidence of ARVI has a pronounced seasonal character. In recent years, it occurs at the end of autumn and beginning of winter with a peak in January-February. In children, ARVI is recorded almost 13 times more often than in adults: on average, about 75% of children get sick a year, while in adults - 6%.
Zaitseva Olga Vitalievna, head. Department of Pediatrics, Professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences: “A child can get sick 6 times a year, but if he has a good immune response and the disease proceeds without complications, there is no need to do anything with him, the body will cope on its own and will only strengthen the immune system. Or it can hurt only three times, but each time for a long time and with complications. Then treatment with direct antiviral drugs is necessary. According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization, treatment should be started within 48 hours after the onset of symptoms, often without specifying the type of virus. After two days, taking the medicine also makes sense, in this case it will be aimed at preventing complications. Folk remedies (tea with lemon, compotes, etc.) will not harm - they will give a good amount of liquid and additionally a small amount of vitamin C."
Lyudmila Petranovskaya, child psychologist: “When there is a calm, trusting relationship in the house, then the current illness is easier for the child. Sometimes ARVI is just ARVI. Therefore, first of all, I advise parents to be calm, not to fall into hysterics - children need support, and if adults cannot cope with their own emotions, what can we say about helping the child?