How To Deal With Shortness Of Breath In Children Aged 3 Years?

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good afternoon, my doctor sudarmawan

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Hau Sudarmawan,

The emergence of complaints of vomiting, shortness of breath, coughing and chest pain can indeed be caused by pneumonia, however not all of these complaints are caused by pneumonia but can also be caused by some of the following conditions:

 Respiratory tract infections Asthma Pneumonia Tuberculosis infection While complaints of vomiting can be caused by excessive coughing, the amount of phlegm in the airways or due to interference with the digestive tract.

Shortness of breath complaints are complaints that need to be very wary of children so you should check your child directly to the doctor to ascertain the cause of the complaint so that appropriate handling steps can be given.

The doctor will ask for a history of complaints, conduct a physical examination and supporting examinations if needed. Investigations that can be recommended by doctors are blood tests and lung X-rays. If indeed the complaint is caused by pneumonia then the doctor will provide oxygen supplementation, symptomatic drugs (according to symptoms), antibiotics according to the causative bacteria and bronchodilators to overcome shortness of breath.

The following recommendations for you:

 Make sure the child uses loose and comfortable clothing Do not give food or drink when the child is tight or coughing and vomiting Beware of signs of difficulty breathing in children such as the sound of breathing, the child looks short / trying to breathe, fingers / lips turn pale / blue, immediately check the child's doctor if these symptoms arise Hopefully useful,

dr. Budiono

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