Community-acquired pneumonia in children: where it comes from and how to prevent it?
Pneumonia did not come alone: ??it is impossible to get from a neighbor’s party, there is no way in the evening the child is healthy, and on the morning of pneumonia. Pneumonia is almost always secondary and is a complication of another disease – most often a viral infection, but maybe pneumonia and after surgery, burns or injuries. Light filter all bad, through the consumption of air, and the enormous amount of dissolved toxins, degradation products of damaged tissue, resulting in fractures or complex operations. If the “filter” clogged – becomes inflamed. In 9 out of 10 cases of community-acquired pneumonia occurs after SARS (pharyngitis, bronchitis, etc.), all the conditions for a common viral infection developed into pneumonia, your child create their own parents.
The importance of cough
Normal lung function assumes that any dust particles falling into the body, enveloped with a cough and phlegm fly out. If too much mucus is produced, it is too sticky or dry out quickly – bronchi overlap, blood circulation is disturbed, developed inflammation. As parents can significantly reduce the risk of pneumonia. It is sufficient to ensure proper rheology of sputum (in other words, coughing).
How to prevent complications?
So, the typical symptoms of SARS – runny nose, cough, fever. The main task of the parents – to organize the young patient productive cough (ie, cough, expectoration of sputum). To other respiratory complications given to the following:
Clean, cool air in the room – ideally around 18C (and give your child warm pajamas). Wet cleaning twice a day. Instead heater – moisturizer.
High body temperature helps dry out phlegm (cough stops and develop the very community-acquired pneumonia). The temperature can be reduced taking fever-reducing medicine, but it blocks the production of interferon (he neutralizes viruses). Therefore poite child as often as possible – diluting blood, we liquefy and phlegm.
In the nasopharynx at everyone not gentlemanly set of bacteria – staphylococci, pneumococci, etc. SARS activates them, and then one wants to drink an antibiotic “just in case.” To do it, you should not – be sure there are microbes resistant to antibiotics, and those beneficial bacteria that could beat them, have destroyed an antibiotic. Are the chances of not just community-acquired pneumonia and pneumonia caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
However, even with all the preventive measures, complications are possible. If the child does not improve within a week or after the improvement was rapid deterioration – immediately contact your doctor.