Colds And Difficulty Breathing In Children?

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my son is 15 days old now he has a cold but he doesn’t sneeze or mucus and it makes it hard for my child to breathe sometimes, what is the solution???

1 Answer:

Hello Mrs Nythaa,

In the early months of a baby's life, the airway is still narrow and the breathing is faster so that it is easy to hear breath sounds like the sound of "grok-grok". This is often mistaken for a cold in babies, but this is normal. As it grows, usually within a few months, this sound will go away on its own.

Often this is difficult to distinguish from shortness of breath by mothers. Shortness of breath in infants is usually characterized by very rapid breathing, flaring of the nose, visible depression between the ribs and the top of the chest when breathing, and the baby is usually unwilling or having difficulty breastfeeding.

In adults, mucus flows through a cleansing mechanism by cilia, which are fine hairs on the respiratory tract. In infants this mechanism has not worked well so that mucus is easy to accumulate. Mothers can try using special baby mucus suckers sold in baby stores. Use as directed. In addition, you can also try to clean the room, bed linen, mattress, and other furniture from dust regularly with a vacuum cleaner. If there are family members or relatives visiting who have a cold, it is hoped that they will not have intense contact with the baby, because their immune system is perfect and easy to catch diseases. If you have a cold cough, don't forget to wash your hands before holding the baby, and breastfeed your baby regularly to provide immunity to the baby.

But if your child has wheezing accompanied by fever, difficulty breastfeeding, weakness, inactivity or fussiness, you should take him to the doctor for examination. Your child may have a respiratory infection or allergy.

Also read: Colds in Babies

Regards,

dr. Mega.

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