A Cough That Doesn’t Go Away In People With Pneumonia?
Afternoon, my child suffered from pneumonia ,, until seizures and unconsciousness … After being treated in the ICU now his condition has improved and activity as usual .. but the cough really disappeared 2 y .. already almost 2 months … whether it’s dangerous .. ??
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Pneumonia is an inflammation of the air sacs in the lungs that can arise due to infection (for example due to bacteria, fungi, viruses, or other microorganisms) or aspiration (choking of substances other than air to the lungs). Clinically, a child suffering from pneumonia will experience fever, chest pain, cough (often accompanied by annoying breathing sounds), excessive sweating, weakness, chills, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, diarrhea, to mental confusion and loss of consciousness. As a result of a high enough fever, children can also experience seizures. This condition needs to get prompt and proper treatment from a doctor or pediatrician so that it does not lead to dangerous complications, for example the spread of infection to the blood (bacteremia), pleural effusion (leakage of fluid into the cavity between the lining of the lungs), lung abscess, until respiratory failure .
If you have seen your child seen by a doctor and received treatment until symptoms improve, there is really no need for you to worry. Cough is indeed often last longer than other symptoms of the disease due to the remnants of inflammation in the respiratory tract that appears due to previous illnesses. This cough can also arise due to aggravation by allergies, irritation of the airways, recurrent infections, to reflux of stomach acid into the throat.
If only the coughing symptoms that your child is experiencing right now, without any other complaints, you can help resolve the complaint with the following efforts:
Give children more to drink, especially warm water
Also give your child food that is easily digested and swallowed, for example food broth, porridge
Don't overfeed your child and eat food that is cold, deprived, oily, or contains artificial sweeteners
Keep children away from substances that are vulnerable to allergies, for example cold, dust, pollen, animal hair
Give also men who are rich in vitamin C
Let the child rest more
Don't use the air conditioner or the fan is too cold
Use an air humidifier in your area to minimize dry air
Do not carelessly give cough medicine to children
However, if the cough does not improve for more than 1 week, or other complaints appear more severe, for example fever, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, difficulty eating, vomiting, etc., do not hesitate to check your child to the doctor or doctor again. child specialists should be given the best treatment
I hope this helps.