You will need
- - air baths in the sun;
- - vitamin D (after consultation with a doctor).
Vitamin D is formed due to UV sun rays. It activates calcium absorption in the intestine, its coupling with phosphorus and further deposition in the bones. When vitamin D deficiency of calcium becomes less than required for the body of the child. Because of this, bone crumbs become soft and can easily deform. In the result, we view the curvature of the legs, the irregular shape of the thorax and of the head and changes in the bones of the pelvis (the girls in the future, it may adversely affect the process of childbirth).
Rickets is often manifested in children in the second month of life in preterm – even earlier). The child becomes irritable, sweating a lot, not sleeping well. Sweat causes itching, especially strong in the neck; the baby turns the head, leading to baldness. In severe cases, the baby may grow "ricketsMATIC bump associated with a reduction in tone of muscles.
Under the influence of ricketsand bone growth (especially in the lower limbs slows down. The child will lag behind the norm for growth. Body proportions can be wrong.
The pediatrician at the reception can see softening the edges of the Fontanelle and the occipital bone, and flattening of the skull. The doctor should recommend a treatment to softening of bones has not led to the formation of "furrows" in the lower part of the thorax and the curvature of the legs. O-shaped deformity of legs for three to four years usually disappears, however, X-shaped ("Stockhausen knees") often remains for life.
For the prevention and treatment of rickets vitamin D is used in the form of an aqueous or oil solution. The total dose and schedule of administration shall appoint a medical worker. Also very important to have regular walks, massage and gymnastics. In summer, on Sunny days, the child should arrange air baths in the morning for 15 to 30 minutes.