Should Adults Not Be Close To Babies During Colds, Coughs And Fevers?

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Night, is it prohibited for adults to be near babies or toddlers when they have a cold, cough, and fever? R nEven though you have used a mask … ?? r n r n

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Hello Nisrina,


The flu spreads through the air and is highly contagious. Coughing and even talking can cause the virus to be in the air and be inhaled by healthy people. In addition, it could also be from touch, for example the hands of a sick person touching their nose and mouth then touching another object, then the object is touched by a healthy person and a healthy person touching their nose and mouth can also transmit the flu.


The immune system of infants, especially under one year, is still not perfect, it is true that adults with flu, coughs and fever should not approach babies. Because in babies, the flu that the immune system can actually fight can cause heavier infections, for example bronchiolitis.


But it is different if the flu is the mother. Of course, it's useless to keep the baby away from the mother because the virus actually existed several days before the mother got sick and the baby would have been exposed. Second, babies can get immunity from the mother's breast milk with flu, so if the baby is sick it is usually not severe because it has got immunity from breast milk. Mothers can try to minimize transmission by washing their hands before touching the baby and using a mask. But if other people who are sick come to visit, you should say carefully not to approach the baby for a while unless it is absolutely necessary.


Regards,


dr. Mega

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