Blockage Of The Lungs In Children Born Prematurely?
My doctor wants to ask? My child was born prematurely 8 months. And now my child has a blockage in the lungs. After the lung radiograph is blocked, the air bubbles keep on doing what I do now. Thank you
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Need to be clarified, what exactly is the symptom that your child is experiencing right now? How old is she now?
The condition where the lungs are blocked by air bubbles you mean might be pulmonary embolism.
Pulmonary embolism occurs when the blood vessels that supply the lungs with oxygen and nutrients become blocked. As a result, lung tissue can be damaged and respiratory function will be disrupted, so that the patient will experience coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, blueness in his fingers and lips, weakness, anxiety, and can even decrease his consciousness. This condition is actually more commonly experienced by parents, but it does not rule out this condition also occurs in children, especially those who rarely move, have problems with blood clots, or have certain heart problems.
In addition to pulmonary embolism, your baby's condition may also refer to other conditions, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, bronchhiolitis, asthma, pneumothorax, obstruction of lung maturation due to permaturity, and so on. There are many possible conditions that your baby is experiencing, so to find out the best treatment, you should ideally ask directly with a doctor or pediatrician who treats your baby to avoid misinterpretation. Before giving treatment, the doctor will first establish a diagnosis of your baby's complaints with in-depth interviews, physical examinations, as well as several supporting tests, for example x-rays, laboratories, oxygen saturation tests, and so on. In this way, the doctor can certainly give your baby the best management according to the underlying cause.
At this time, you should focus on giving your baby enough milk to meet his needs so that his immune system is maintained, and the risk of respiratory problems due to lung problems can be minimized properly. Not only that, consult lots of doctors who care for your baby regarding the handling steps that need to be done. You don't need to panic or worry too much. With his experience and competence, doctors can certainly give your baby the right treatment for his recovery.
I hope your baby gets better soon ..