Pediatric pneumonia is a kind of children’s respiratory disease. As far as global is concerned, cases of pneumonia cause death account for about 20%of the total number of children under 5 years old. Essence Pneumonia is mostly caused by infection of viruses. Bacteria, viruses, mycoplasma, etc. can cause pneumonia. In order to avoid “external evil”, the most feasible way is to improve children’s immunity.
How do I know that children have pneumonia?
If the child has cough, asthma, accompanied or not accompanied by fever, you need to go to a regular hospital to find a pediatrician for a doctor. The doctor will give the child auscultation for the lungs and improve the chest X -ray film. Blood routine, chlamydia and viral examination of pneumonia, do these auxiliary examinations to determine whether there is pneumonia.
Carefully distinguish pneumonia similar to colds
Because the early symptoms of pneumonia are similar to the cold, many parents cannot clearly distinguish between the two and delay the condition.
The difference between pneumonia above severe and cold, but the difference between mild pneumonia is more difficult. On weekdays, parents must observe carefully in order to make correct judgments. Specifically, we should observe from the following aspects:
The first is that the body temperature is high and low. Most pediatric pneumonia will have a fever, and it is generally above 38 ° C, and it does not retreat for more than 2 days to 3 days. If it is a general cold, although it also has a fever, it is as many as below 38 ° C, and the duration is short. The effect of using antipyretics is obvious. If parents look at their temperature, they find that their children are more than 38 ° C, which lasts for 2 days to 3 days, and is accompanied by cough or asthma.
The second is to look at the mental state. Children with colds generally have no change in mental state, and they are not mistaken as usual; most children with pneumonia are not good in mental state, often irritable, disturbed or fell asleep, and wind.
The third is diet. Children with cold diseases are more normal, or they only reduce the amount of food. But if you are pneumonia, your appetite decreases significantly, does not eat, does not eat milk, or cries due to his breath. The last is to observe sleep. Colds generally do not affect sleep; but pneumonia often sleeps unfamiliar, easy to wake up, and cry, especially at night, there is a tendency to increase breathing difficulties at night.
Points of Pediatric Pneumonia Protection
1. Pay attention to hygiene
Families with babies must pay attention to hygiene and must wash their hands frequently, including adults and babies, so that this can effectively prevent the spread of pathogenic bacteria.
2. Avoid smoking
If you or your spouse smoke, you must suck outdoors. If you have a guest at home, let them smoke outdoors. Studies have shown that children living in cigarettes, even if they only live in short -term, are more ill than other children, and they are more likely to suffer from pneumonia, upper respiratory tract infections, asthma and otitis media.
3. Pay attention to care
Keep the indoor air fresh, pay attention to ventilation, let the baby stick to outdoor activities, expose the sun, enhance the ability to adapt to cold air, and enhance the baby’s resistance. If your family has a respiratory infection, pay attention to isolation and reduce air transmission.