Causes Of Shortness Of Breath In Children Aged 9 Years?
My doctor wants to ask about my child’s health
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. Shortness of breath is the name of the symptoms, as well as nausea, vomiting, coughing, runny nose, fever, dizziness, pain, itching and diarrhea. Symptoms are a sign, or can be said to be a characteristic of an illness. Asthma, is the name of one of the symptoms of shortness of breath. Shortness of breath itself is a condition when someone does a process of breathing that is fast and shallow, because there is a sensation that oxygen is not enough to breathe when breathing.
So if your child breathes quickly and in short, it can be called shortness of breath, and the causes can vary, such as:
Acute airway infections
Congenital heart disease
Of course, to distinguish it from normal conditions, you just see whether there is a natural cause of shortness of breath experienced. For example if he had just run around, it was natural that he would then be short of breath, and everyone would be. But if he is in a state of calm then shortness of breath. There could be certain abnormalities.
If it is difficult for you to distinguish, our advice is that you should consult your pediatrician at the pediatrician first, to be ascertained through a history, physical examination and possibly support if necessary, regarding what conditions best represent it and what is the best treatment. Do not use drugs especially like ventolin inhalers without doctor's advice, because they can have adverse side effects.
Meanwhile, keep him away from dust, smoke and pollution, if he is already overweight, you can also consult the pediatrician and while at home, you must be brave to slightly reduce the portion of his meal, increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables, and limit snacks. Because apart from the funny appearance that we might be able to see from obese children, there are stored various potential diseases in the future. So, hopefully answering your question.