A special province of the mother is the prevention of her child disease, but not its cure.
When disease attacks your child, you have to perform some steps to prevent the disease and it is especially important during the periods of infancy and childhood.
You have to prefer those duties which constitute the maternal part of the management of child disease.
You have to seek medical help for the successful treatment of child disease and should greatly depend upon a careful, pains-taking, and judicious maternal superintendence.
No medical treatment can benefit at any time, if instructions be only partially carried out, or be carelessly attended to and will most assuredly fail altogether, if counteracted by the incorrect prejudices of ignorant attendance.
But to the affections of infancy and childhood, this remark applies with great force. At this period if you have not taken proper care, child disease is generally so sudden in its assault and rapid in its progress.
If you perform the measures prescribed rigidly and promptly administered, their exhibition is soon rendered altogether fruitless.
The amount of suffering with the child disease may be greatly lessened by the thoughtful and discerning attentions of the mother. You have to predict the wants and necessities of your child.
The nervousness produced by the child disease can be soothed by kind and affectionate persuasions. You can carefully protect your sick and sensitive child against the exposure to harsh and ungentle ways.
Not only is a firm and strict conformity with medical direction in the administration of remedies, schedule, and general procedures, necessary, but also a balanced, realistic, and full report of symptoms to the physician are important when he visits his little patient. Doctors will give the first importance to the full report of symptoms.
If the submitted report is wrong or it is an erroneous report of your child disease symptoms, the judgment may be as a consequence and be prejudiced in a wrong direction, and the result proves seriously injurious to the well doing of your child.
You have to sit along with your child and seriously watch the symptoms hence you can submit a faithful report.
There are other substantial considerations which might have importance. These considerations prove how much depends upon efficient maternal management at the time of child disease.
In this way the effective maternal management of child disease can help your child to combat from the disease.