Neumonia in children and babies: symptoms and how the treatment is carried out

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The pneumonia in children and babies is an acute lung infection that must be identified as soon as possible to avoid complications, it is important to pay attention to the emergence of signs and symptoms that may indicate the beginning of this illness.

The signs and symptoms are similar to those of a flu, without embargo, during more time and can get worse, with fever appearing above 38ºC and with phlegm.

This pneumonia can be caused by bacteria or viruses, and it is important to identify which microorganism is responsible for the infection so that the most appropriate treatment is indicated, which generally implies the performance of nebulizations to help fluidify the secretions and favor elimination. of the infectious agent.

main symptoms

The signs and symptoms of pneumonia in the baby may appear a few days after contact with the infectious agent responsible for the pneumonia, including the main ones:

  • Fiebre above 38 ºC, which takes time to cool down;
  • Short, rapid and jadeante breathing;
  • Strong and with secretion;
  • Easy call;
  • Difficulty sleeping;
  • Eyes with lagñas and secretions;
  • Vomiting and diarrhea;
  • Movement of the ribs to breathe.

The neumonia can be diagnosed by the pediatrician through the evaluation of the signs and symptoms that the baby presents. It is also possible to indicate the performance of imaging tests to verify the severity of the neumonia.

In addition to this, it may be recommended to carry out tests that allow identifying the cause of the pneumonia, which may be of viral, fungal, bacterial or parasitic origin. However, the main cause of pneumonia in children is of viral origin and is involved with respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza, influenza, adenovirus and measles virus. Learn more about viral pneumonia.

How is the treatment performed?

The treatment for childhood pneumonia must be carried out under the guidance of the pediatrician, and it is recommended to ensure that the baby is hydrated, and is sea through the milk or through the water intake. Furthermore, it is recommended to wear comfortable clothes, suitable for the baby’s temperature, as well as performing 1 to 2 nebulizations a day with physiological sustenance and rest.

The jars for them cannot be used without medical supervision, because they can prevent the reflection of the tots and the elimination of the secretions, avoiding in turn the elimination of the microorganism.

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