Is Pneumonia In Babies Aged 1 Month Can Be Cured?
Hello doctor … I’m Yani. Not yet 1 month I gave birth to a baby boy … But … after 1 week of childbirth … my baby coughed badly like an adult, his breathing sounded grok grok doctor … And my baby had difficulty breathing. After consultation with local pediatrician I was said to be sick with pneumonia, after a few days hospitalized breathing and coughing is less … After coming back one week later, I recounted again to the doctor.
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Neonatal pneumonia is a lung infection in newborns. Complaints can occur within a few hours to several days after birth. This condition is caused by a bacterial infection that attacks the lower airway, which can come from hospital germs or germs from the surrounding environment. Common symptoms include shortness of breath that can get worse quickly, fever, and cough with a lot of mucus production.
The diagnosis is made from typical clinical symptoms that appear in infants, physical examination by a doctor, and imaging or chest x-ray examination. Handling pneumonia in infants is by giving broad-spectrum antibiotics which are immediately replaced with specific antibiotics after germ sensitivity results are obtained through blood culture or sputum examination. Management of this infection must be done thoroughly to prevent severe complications, such as blood infections to cause poisoning, even death due to the threat of respiratory failure.
If indeed there are currently complaints, you should check with your pediatrician. If it is recommended to be hospitalized again then you should follow these suggestions, because it is feared that the baby's condition can quickly deteriorate. In addition to medication, additional therapy can also be recommended, which is to help the baby can expel phlegm retention in the lower respiratory tract.
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