Healthy kids are full of vim and vigor. If they don't feel well, there will be some physical signs. Do you know what they are?
- Eyes: kids should have clear and bright eyes. If their eyes are unfocused and dazed, it indicates an inefficiency of vital energy and blood.
- Skin: if the kid's skin is pallid and swallow, or too fair, it indicates poor gastrointestinal functions, dyspepsia and anemia.
- Hair: if the kid's hair is dry and dull, coarse and wiry, it indicates an inefficiency of vital energy and blood and imbalanced nutrition.
- Ears: kid's ears should be round and full; kids with hard ears may suffer from deficiency of proper kidney functions (Kidney Qi in traditional Chinese medicine).
- Finger pulps: just like adults, if finger pulps are too thin or flat, it indicates an inefficiency of vital energy and blood, and cold wetness. A healthy kid would have moderately fat and flexible pulps.
- Bluish tendon: if blue veins are quite visible in the back of nose, this indicates dyspepsia and an inefficiency of vital energy and blood.
- Sleep: healthy kids can fall asleep fast and sleep tight with slow and soft breaths; if kids have trouble sleeping, restless sleep, toss and turn quite frequently, snooze during sleep or even have nocturia, they may suffer from inefficiency of vital energy and blood.
- Exercise: exercise can work up a healthy kid's appetite; however, kids who are reluctant to eat after exercise may have inefficiency of vital energy and blood.
- Hands: healthy kids always have warm hands; kids with cold hands all day may suffer from inefficiency of vital energy and blood.
Here at Etonkids, school medical officers will take care of your kids through daily morning and afternoon checks during which they will look at the kids' face, throat, observe them closely to see whether they are high or low spirited; they also check their skins and hands to see whether there are rashes; they help kids wash their hands with sanitizers; they report to parents immediately after they find that kids may not feel well and if necessary, after consultation with parents, kids will be sent to the hospitals with the company of our staff for further treatment.