We are in the coldest winter in recent years and this is the time when respiratory diseases increase; That is why parents should be more careful to prevent the little ones in the house from getting sick. One of the infections that babies under one year of age get is bronchiolitis, which can be detected when the child has rapid breathing, coughing, wheezing, among other symptoms. It is advisable to go to the pediatrician so that he can be checked and given the appropriate treatment.
To learn more about this infection, we visited the pediatrician’s instagram Robert Somocurcio, who kindly allowed us to share this topic and explains perfectly what it is about.
It is a common respiratory infection among babies caused by one of several respiratory viruses (influenza, respiratory syncytial virus-RSV, parainfluenza, human metapneumovirus, among others).
The bronchioles, the smallest airways, become swollen and obstructed, making it difficult for the child to breathe.
The virus can be spread when someone infected sneezes or comes into contact with the child through their breath or enters the body through the mouth or eyes. It is generally an infection that complicates babies under one year of age and especially if they are premature.
Duration: Between 7 and 30 days.
It begins as a mild upper respiratory infection like a cold or flu, sometimes with a fever.
Presents rapid breathing, wheezing in the chest, cough, fever, listlessness, refusal to feed, sinking below the ribs, and fatigue. Before these symptoms you should consult with your pediatrician.
Vaccination of the day
-Do not smoke and ventilate the environment.
-Avoid people with colds visiting the child.
-Avoid taking your baby to closed places and with many people.
»If you pause your breathing.
»If your shortness of breath gets worse.
»If you have bad color or bluish lips.
»If you have vomiting after feeding or the decrease in wet diapers.
»If you refuse food completely.
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