How to Raise Platelet Counts of a Child Below 5 years age

Abstract

The health of every child is very important. It is the job of every parent to take care of the child from the day they are born. The first few years of the baby are very crucial as they involve the development of the child both physically and mentally. It is very important to build their immunity and provide them proper nutrition. Kids are much more vulnerable to disease as compared to Adults and react differently. Even the little flu is sometimes very dangerous to them. Just like adults, it is important for kids to have a normal platelet count because a low platelet count can lead to health complications in children. In this article, we are going to throw light on the importance of platelets in children and how we can naturally increase the levels of platelets through the use of herbal remedies.

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Introduction

Platelets are blood cells that help in clotting and the normal range for every child is counted between 250,000 – 450,000 per microliter of blood. Bone marrow is responsible for the production of Platelet and along with that WBC and RBC are also produced.

Its main function is to stop bleeding and form clotting. Whenever the blood vessels get damaged due to injury the platelets then rush to the affected area forming a clot to stop the damage. The platelet count when falls down below 10,000 is considered to be dangerous in children and creates other health complications. One of the disorders caused by low platelet count is ITP (Immune thrombocytopenia) mostly seen in Children.

What is ITP?

This is the disorder when the bone marrow produces a fewer number of platelets. ITP is a bleeding disorder when the body stops to form a clot due to the production of certain types of antibodies produced by the immune system.

Symptoms Seen In Children with ITP

Purple spots appear on the skin which is very commonly seen in kids with ITP.
You might commonly see bruising on their skin without any reason. These bruises are commonly seen on the knees and elbows.

  1. Tiny red spots might also appear on the skin.
  2. Epistaxis (Bleeding from Nose)
  3. Easily bleeding from mouth and gums.
  4. Blood while passing stool and urine.
  5. Heavy bleeding due to some injury which can be life-threatening to them.
  6. Weakness and Fatigue
  7. Loss of appetite
  8. Fever

Causes For ITP In Children

The main cause for ITP is still not known but it is believed that the immune system is the main cause to develop the disorder. The antibodies present in the body due to some infection start to attack the body resulting in destroying the platelets. There are some risk factors which include:-

  • Viral infection like flu.
  • Weak Immune system.
  • Specific medications or vaccination.

Diagnosis For ITP

The medical history of the patient is very important along with the physical examination. Other clinical investigations that can be done are:-

  • CBC (Complete blood count): This will tell the number of platelets present in the blood. It will also determine the levels of White and Red blood cells.
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration: This is done very rarely but rules out the abnormal levels of cells present in the marrow causing ITP.
  • Peripheral Smear:  A blood sample is examined under the microscope and to check whether they are normal or not.

Treatment For ITP In Children

The modern methods include giving steroids, immune injection, or drugs for boosting platelet. All this will lead to much more complications in children which will put an impact on your health and the damage sometimes can be long-lasting.

In Ayurveda, ITP is considered as the Triyaga Raktapitta where all the three Dosha are violated. Ayurveda treats the patient by providing herbs that contain anti-coagulative and anti-neoplastic properties.

Ayurvedic herbs due to their property will reduce the Sangrahi (astringent) factor and help in increasing Balya (strength). Helping the child by naturally increasing the number of platelets without causing any side effects.

Herbal Remedies Provided By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda provides ITP Care Pack which is specially formulated for children between the ages of 0 to 5 years. All the herbal remedy provided in the pack is very effective and helps in increasing the number of platelets naturally. Each and every herb used in medicine is 100 percent pure and natural. These are all free from additives, preservatives, and chemicals which makes them safe to use. It has been made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor and every herbal remedy is clinically tested. ITP Care Pack includes the herbal remedy,

  1. Giloy Capsules
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules
  3. Gandhak Rasayan
  4. Immune booster
  5. Kumar Kalyan Ras
  6. Infee Syrup
  7. Arvindasava Syrup
  8. Parval Panchamrit

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Product Description

1. Giloy Capsules

It is formed from the herbal extraction of Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) which contains antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties. Giloy is a wonderful herb that helps in fighting infection and boosting Immunity. It is one of the natural ways to purify the blood and is very effective in ITP.

Dosage:- One to two capsules twice daily with water after meals.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

This herbal remedy is made from Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) which is also known as “Winter Cherry”. It helps in improving the stamina of the child and making them more active. It serves as a natural nerve tonic and enhances the nervous system. It helps in giving nutrition to tissue, muscle, and bones which is why it’s best for kids with bleeding disorders.

Dosage:- One to Two capsules once or twice daily with water after meals.

3. Gandhak Rasayan

Rasayana means rejuvenation which helps in eliminating toxins from the body. It is one of the best herbs which are excellent for removing impurities from the blood which makes it the best remedy for any kind of blood disorder. It is helpful in building strong immunity.

Dosage:- One to Two capsules daily with water after meals.

4. Immune Booster

This is formulated with herbs like Grapeseeds (Vitis vinifera), Cow colostrum (Bovine colostrums), Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), and Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri). As the name says it is very effective in boosting immunity and making it strong. Very helpful in children who suffer from recurrent infections like cold or cough.

Dosage:- One to Two capsules once or twice daily with water.

5. Kumar Kalyan Ras

It is an herbal formulation that is formed with minerals like Shuddha Parada (Purified Mercury), Abhraka Bhasma ( Purified Mica) , Loha Bhasma (Bhasma prepared from Iron), and many more. The consumption of this formulation will help to remove the weakness and increase the appetite of the children. Making them more healthy and balancing their overall health.

Dosage:- One pill once daily to be chewed with milk or water.

6. Infee Syrup

This is one of the best Ayurvedic medicines for infants and protects the children from all kinds of infections whether it’s related to the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, or blood. Helps in enhancing the overall growth of the child.

Dosage:- Two teaspoons twice daily.

7. Arvindasava Syrup

It is one of the best herbal tonics for Infants and Children. The syrup will help in increasing the appetite of the kid and removing weakness. It helps in providing them nourishment. Also helpful in weight gain and increasing brain power.

Dosage:- Two teaspoonful twice daily with water after meals.

8. Praval Panchamrit

This is the herbal formulation of Pearl Bhasma (Mukta bhasma), Pearl oyster bhasma (Shukti bhasma) etc. Praval Panchamrit helps in treating children who are very weak and are suffering from malabsorption syndrome. Also very useful in ailments like gastritis diarrhea, indigestion, burping, etc.

Dosage:- One tablet twice daily with water after meals.

Conclusion

We have already discussed the importance of platelets. It is very important to maintain the good health of children. Ayurvedic medicine is the best way to increase their platelets naturally. ITP Care Pack is the best for treating Infants who have bleeding disorders and this won’t even cause any side effects or harm.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.