For parents, you should not ignore any symptoms regarding the health of your child. Wrong related to shortness of breath in children.
SuaraJatim.id – For parents, you should not ignore any symptoms regarding the health of your child. Wrong related to shortness of breath in children.
This child’s respiratory disorders can actually be known from the condition of the child’s nostrils that inflate and deflate when breathing. According to pediatricians, this symptom is a sign that the child is experiencing shortness of breath.
Even shortness of breath is one of the symptoms of pneumonia or inflammation of one or two lungs. This was conveyed by a pediatrician from the Indonesian Pediatric Association (IDAI), Vonny Ingkiriwang.
“If the nostrils move up and down, it means that the child is experiencing shortness of breath and this we must help. He needs oxygen. So we cannot leave him at home, he must immediately be taken to the hospital,” he said, Friday (25/03/2022).
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According to Vonny, the condition of shortness of breath has been categorized as an emergency and requires immediate medical attention at the hospital.
Doctor Vonny said, in addition to shortness of breath, signs and symptoms of pneumonia also include cough, fever. If the fever is high it can cause the patient to have chills, rapid breathing or even difficulty breathing and often the patient reports chest pain.
“We need to distinguish between rapid breathing and difficult breathing or shortness of breath. For every degree increase in body temperature will make breathing faster. But that does not mean he is short of breath,” said Vonny.
The first treatment for fever can be by compressing and giving fever-reducing drugs. But it is not recommended to immediately give antibiotics. Meanwhile, when the child has a cough, giving cough medicine sold in pharmacies or stalls can be done.
“For coughs, we can give cough medicine, many of which we can still give ourselves because they are free,” said Vonny.
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Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung tissue caused by bacterial infection, one of which is the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria that most often attacks children. In layman, this condition is known as wet lung.