Pneumonia is a medical condition characterized by an infection in one of the lungs of a child. Infection can be caused due to bacteria or viruses causing fever, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain and chills. Most of these diseases are caused by viral infections, one of which is the presence of adenoviruses, influenza virus, or rhinovirus. In infants, it begins with respiratory problems at the top so that on the second and third days it will cause fever and sore throat. This disease is not a new disease but has received special attention from the medical world. In 1936 it was categorized as the number one killer disease in the United States.
The symptoms experienced by a child with pneumonia vary according to age. Some of them have difficulty breathing, contracted ribs, vomiting, pain in the neck, decreased activities of children so that they are not excited to play and lose their appetite. The pathogens that cause this disease can reach the lungs in different ways, it can occur in the nose and throat. Babies are very susceptible to pneumonia due to birth due to contact with microorganisms in their birth canal.
For your child who has symptoms that resemble pneumonia, you should immediately go to a doctor to get a detailed follow-up examination. Laboratory checks and chest x-rays can be done so that they can detect the location where the infection causes pneumonia. Pneumonia in children will vary, depending on the microorganism that infects. The healing condition will heal within 18 hours to 14 days.
This pneumonia will not be transmitted through physical contact but the spread of microorganisms through the air so you should take precautions by administering vaccines and avoiding children from people who are infected with the respiratory tract. Given that pneumonia can spread in various ways, one of which is from splashing air, sneezing or while talking so that providing healthy food can be an effort to avoid pneumonia in children. Healthy food can help to increase the body’s resistance from attack by bad bacteria, you can avoid it since the fetus is in the womb by paying attention to your food intake and also after your baby is born you can provide iron intake and the natural immune system from breast milk so that it reduces risk of pneumonia.