The common cold in infants
Childhood Diseases / / March 29, 2016
colds in infants: symptoms, treatment
Infants are vulnerable to viruses - SARS agents.Sneeze and cough a lot of people now around - try not to travel with the child in city transport, not to go to the shops, do not go to visit, or try to do it as little as possible.If someone from the household cold - try to limit his contact with the baby.Grudnichok usually becomes ill suddenly, but some precursors still manages to catch: the child begins to eat less, restless sleep, naughty and crying for no reason.It takes a few hours and here you are: by the next feeding baby refused, all off - the temperature has risen.Now there is no doubt that the child was ill, and already evening and the doctor will come tomorrow.
What should I do? To begin not to panic and avoid mistakes that many people in a similar situation:
- no need to coddle the child!Infants easily comes overheating.If the temperature of 38C with a warm blanket to hide the baby, she could jump another degree or above;
- should not hurry with antipyretic, while the thermometer is displayed digits 38-38.5S.Shoot down the temperature is only necessary if the baby had convulsions and neurologist warned that they could be repeated.The other infants such temperatures will not cause harm;
- not let your child antibiotics and sulfonamides.They act only on bacteria but not viruses!The child of such a drug harm - in infancy antibiotics often cause allergic reactions, dysbiosis: destroy harmful flora, at the same time destroy and useful.If the baby will develop bacterial complications: otitis media, bronchitis, pneumonia, without these drugs can not do.But assigning them pediatrician will choose the means that are able to prevent or at least mitigate the adverse effects;
- if the temperature approaching 39C, let the kid antipyretic syrup in the age dose or put a candle with paracetamol.
But first try physical cooling methods.Undress the child unfasten the diaper, wipe napkin pen dipped in cool water (18-20S).Feel legs - even at high temperatures they can be cold.If it is well warm them, rub to enhance the heat out.Provide sufficient drinking baby, breastfeed him as often as he so requests.If there was a runny nose - eyedrops, nose clean.Infants cold can cause otitis media.
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