Coughs and colds in children may often underestimated.But note if the condition is accompanied by rapid breathing, this could be a sign of pneumonia.
Pneumonia is an acute infection of the lung tissue.The lungs are made up of small sacs called alveoli, which contain air when we breathe.
Well, when a person is exposed to pneumonia, the alveoli filled with pus and fluid, which causes impaired oxygen intake.
One sign to watch is fast breathing, especially if the child is coughing.Calculate breath in children under five who are coughing doctor says is a standard procedure of pneumonia.
By counting the breaths toddler cough, we can detect early cases of pneumonia that is, whether a toddler who cough experiencing rapid breathing or not.If you know at an early, appropriate treatment can be started immediately.
According to Dr. Cissy B. Kartasasmita, SpA (K), if the child has a cough, runny nose, it helps parents counting the breath.For children under the age of two months, the maximum frequency of breathing is 60 times per minute.Children aged two months to one year maximum frequency of breathing 50 times per minute.
“For children aged one to five years of a maximum of 40. If more than that could be a warning that children are sick and need oxygen. Kids rapid breathing is expected to be quickly given antibiotics,” said Dr. Cissy in a media briefing in Intiland Tower, Central Jakarta, Thursday ( 17.11.2016).
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Nevertheless, the common cold cough, according to Dr. Cissy does not need to be given antibiotics.Antibiotics may be given only if the child has fast breathing.Of course, antibiotics are given by a health worker.
A pediatrician from the Department of Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Padjadjaran explains that counting the breath should be done when a child under calm conditions, for example when he slept.Avoid breathing count when a child is fussy crying.
“If the tally is three times faster, take it to your doctor. Do not wait anymore because the child’s immune system different backgrounds, travel germs can not be expected,” Dr. Cissy message.