Children and adolescents in many countries visited baths (saunas) as adults. In Russia, for example, used especially in the villages began to walk to the bath are the smallest. In many countries, bath (sauna) has long been used and used even now as a preventive and therapeutic method in some childhood diseases, especially respiratory and rheumatic and skin diseases.
In the absence of contraindications sauna (bath) can go to any child, but the child should be designed sparing regimen. At first, should reduce the residence time of the child in a bath, reduce the temperature in the steam room, stay in the steam room to cut, to prevent chilling. You can not force the child to do something by force in the bath.
In principle, the bath may attend any healthy child from junior infants once a week. Banya (sauna) can be assigned to the child as a therapeutic procedure with nonspecific diseases of the lungs and upper respiratory tract, and skin diseases, and musculoskeletal system.
In early childhood may be potentially dangerous visit to Bath when expressed metabolic disorders in the body, concealed damage, arising in the perinatal period. The bath is likely occurrence of convulsive states in connection with the pathology of the central nervous system. Keep in mind that you may receive cardiac arrhythmia in a child in the bath. In congenital heart defects in the baby bath is better not to drive.
Relative contraindications to the baths (saunas) are chronic kidney disease in children, urinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, liver, and endocrine disorders. When pus or weeping skin diseases a child can use the sauna after their elimination.
Sauna (bath) is contraindicated in children with acute infectious diseases accompanied by fever. Bath can not attend during convulsive seizures of various etiologies: after perinatal damage in all forms of epilepsy in children, after injuries and surgery in the head. Sauna is contraindicated in children with cancer. You can not visit her children with lipoid nephrosis, subacute and chronic disorders in the proximal or distal tubules, progressive interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis, widespread bronchiectasis.