Coughing, Runny Nose With Shortness Of Breath In Children Aged 2 Years, Whether Penumonia?
.. I want to ask ank, I am 2 years old .. lately I often cough a cold .. teruz accompanied by shortness of breath .. I count the breaths per minute 40 times … then check it to check it out … already evaporated and given medicine .. 3 hr consumption is better .. I’m afraid my child will get pneumonia or the like .. please enlighten me
Hello Eduard, Thank you for the question.
Does your child have a fever too? What about your child's general condition, is your child still active and still want to consume food and drinks? Cough and cold are one of the complaints that often occur in children. A common cold or cold is a mild viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. This condition can be accompanied by nasal congestion which then makes it difficult for the child to breathe. Cough colds are easily transmitted through cough splashes or sneezing from sufferers to other people or through the hands. Coughs and colds can also be caused by colds, bronchitis, or allergic reactions.
Pneumonia is an infection that causes inflammation of the alveoli / lung air sacs. Pneumonia can be caused by a viral, bacterial, parasitic, or fungal infection. Patients with pneumonia will experience symptoms of fever, dry cough or cough with phlegm that changes color, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, weakness. To determine whether someone has pneumonia or not, your doctor needs to know your child's symptoms further, physically examine your child, and conduct additional examinations such as blood tests and X-rays. From this examination, the new doctor can determine whether your child has pneumonia or not. Treatment will be given by a doctor according to the medical condition that underlies this complaint.
If this complaint persists even though you have been giving medicine to your child for several days or if your child's condition worsens, such as high fever, pale / blue appearance, shortness of breath, weakness, difficulty in eating and drinking, you should immediately check your child's condition to pediatrician who previously treated your child. In the meantime, please continue to give medicines that are recommended by your doctor. Take care of your child's food and drink intake and let your child get enough rest.
I hope this helps.