What are the characteristics of pediatric pneumonia? Pediatric pneumonia is very similar to the symptoms of colds. Parents can easily confuse and cause delay treatment and aggravate the baby’s condition. Distinguishing children’s pneumonia and colds can pay attention to these aspects.
Pediatric pneumonia symptoms
1. One of the symptoms of pneumonia: fever
When children suffer from pneumonia, most of them have fever symptoms. The body temperature is more than 38 ° C. It lasts for two or three days. The antipyretic drugs can only temporarily reduce the body temperature for a while, and soon it will rise again. Although the child will also get hot, the body temperature is mostly below 38 ° C. The duration is short, and the effect of antipyretic drugs is more obvious.
2. Pediatric pneumonia symptoms: cough and breathing condition
Determine whether children suffer from pneumonia also depends on whether the child has cough, asthma and breathing difficulty. Cough and asthma caused by colds and bronchitis are mostly paroxysmal, and generally do not cause breathing difficulties. If the cough and asthma are heavier, the frequency of breathing is increased during static, indicating that the condition is serious and cannot be delayed.
3. Symptoms of Pediatric pneumonia: mental state
If the child is very good at fever and cough, it is prompted that pneumonia is less likely to be. On the contrary, the child’s mental state is not good, the lips are green, irritable, crying, or lethargic, etc., which is more likely to get pneumonia. In the early stage of pneumonia, children may not have obvious changes in the spirit, or they may not have a good mental state.
4. Symptoms of Pediatric pneumonia: decreased appetite
Children have pneumonia, appetite will decrease significantly, not eating, or crying uneasily as soon as they eat milk. If the child is diagnosed with pneumonia, you should continue to feed and feed. If the child’s appetite is reduced, you should eat less meals. Breastfeeding babies should increase the number of feeding times a day to enhance nutrition and physical strength.
5. Five of children’s pneumonia symptoms: chest breathing sound
Because the child’s chest wall is thin, sometimes he can hear the blisters without auspicious, so careful parents can listen to his chest when the child is quiet or asleep. When listening to the child’s chest, the room temperature is required to be above 18 ° C. Take off the child’s shirt, gently stick the ears on the chest wall on both sides of the child’s spine, and listen carefully. Children with pneumonia will hear the sound of “grunting” when inhaling. The doctor calls the small blisters, which is an important signs of lung inflammation. At the same time, carefully observe the child’s chest depression (when inhaling, the edge of the ribs on both sides is trapped with the ups and downs of breathing). If this happens, you need to send your child to the hospital for treatment immediately.