The Cause Of Fast Breathing Of Newborns?
, my child is a week old with fast breathing, what I know is that this age of a child breathes normally from 40 to 60 times per minute, while my child can reach 70 almost 80x per minute, but the condition is not pale, no fuss, no breath sounds .. Is it normal or do you have to go to the doctor for certainty … Thank you ~
Thank you for the question.
The frequency of breathing in babies 1 week old is normally around 40 to 60 times per minute. If your baby's breathing is faster than the normal values above, then this condition can be dangerous or not. An increase in the frequency of breathing (takipneu) can naturally occur when the baby's metabolism increases, such as when he has been breastfeeding, has been moving a lot, or when his body temperature has increased. In addition, takipneu can also occur due to an illness, for example:
Pulmonary disorders, such as asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, bronchhiolitis Heart disorders, such as congenital heart disease Hyperventilation, such as when holding pain Other factors, such as viral or bacterial infections, anemia, hormone disorders, acidosis, allergies, drug effects, etc. Try to confirm re-condition your child with the following steps:
Calculate the frequency of his breathing for 1 full minute, repeat several times so that the results are more accurate Observe whether there is additional breathing muscle movement, such as in the nostrils, in the neck, in the ribs, and in the stomach Observe whether the breathing is longer when inhaling, when exhaling or just the same Listen for rubbing, wheezing Observe whether the baby appears bluish, weak, less active, fever, decreased consciousness, or other danger signs appear If your baby's condition is dangerous, often he does not appear alone, but accompanied by other complaints that are more heavy as has been mentioned before. If you find one or more of the danger signs above, you should immediately check with your baby to the doctor or pediatrician to be ascertained as to what the causes and the best treatment steps, yes. In the meantime, you should not panic. Give your baby breast milk often, wear him warm clothes, do not give him additional food or other drinks, and keep him away from smoke, cold, dust, and other substances that are prone to worsen his complaints.
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