Fever is pneumonia? Symptoms are in the right seat, let's see how deep your misunderstanding of pneumonia is

time:2023-02-03 09:04:54source:monlittlebaby.com author:Baby bones
Fever is pneumonia? Symptoms are in the right seat, let's see how deep your misunderstanding of pneumonia is

"I'm not afraid of a cold and fever, but I'm afraid of pneumonia." This is the voice of every parent, including Xiao Nan himself. After all, a cold and fever is equivalent to escalating the fight against monsters, which can improve the baby's immunity, but pneumonia is cunning and fierce. Why can't you tell the difference between pneumonia and cold? Because many parents think that fever is pneumonia, in fact, many pneumonias do not have obvious signs of fever. There is news as proof: if you have a similar misunderstanding about pneumonia, it is not too late to recognize it now. What are the legendary symptoms of pneumonia? Fever - 1. Fever is pneumonia? Answer: Not necessarily. Indeed, many babies will have a fever when they have pneumonia, and most of them are above 38.5 ℃ and last for two or three days. Therefore, many parents are deceived by "taking the temperature, no fever/low-grade fever, nothing." Are you all right? Some babies with pneumonia do not have a fever, or even have a lower than normal hypothermia. For details, please go to Article 2. 2. Why do some people with pneumonia have no fever? No fever = immune function has not been mobilized = parents think it is a common cold and are waiting for self-healing = infection is not entangled with the throat, seize the time to penetrate deep into the lungs, and let the baby's lungs be recruited in silence. Not only were the parents deceived, but it was also relatively difficult for doctors to diagnose—the throat wasn’t too red, and the stethoscope couldn’t hear anything—a chest X-ray was needed to make it appear, but a large lobe of lungs was already involved when it was discovered. Especially in these two situations, parents must pay attention:
  • After the weather is hot. According to the "common sense" of many parents, high temperature means that it is not easy to get pneumonia. As a result, if one is not careful, such as the rain or the cold, the baby does not have a fever but coughs for ten days and a half months, and it takes a long time to go to the hospital. Check, pneumonia.
  • <1-year-old infant, with poor immunity + immature airway development, the younger the month, the less obvious the symptoms, such as neonatal pneumonia, with less fever and cough. Obviously, but if you have symptoms such as poor spirit, choking milk, shortness of breath, blue lips, and foaming at the mouth, you must go to the hospital as soon as possible.
  • 3. Pneumonia fever for a long time? Answer: Not necessarily. The duration of the fever is not a basis. It may be that the baby develops pneumonia within two days of fever, or the fever may not subside but is not caused by pneumonia. In short, fever is only a reference and cannot be directly equated with pneumonia. Breathing - 1. Shortness of breath after pneumonia? Answer: Correct. After the lungs are infected, the normal function of the lungs is affected, and the human body will increase the number of breaths to obtain enough oxygen. Therefore, one of the most obvious manifestations is shortness of breath. So, what counts as shortness of breath? Let's take a look at the WHO's children's acute respiratory infection prevention and control planning standards: 1. <2 months old, breathing ≥60 breaths/min; 2. 2-12 months old, breathing ≥50 breaths/min; 3, 1-5 years old, breathing ≥40 times/min; 4, ≥5 years old: respiratory rate > 30 times/min. Now that you know the number of times, how about the breathing rate? It is best to count the hours when the baby is quiet/sleeping. If the weather is warm/ambient temperature is mild, you can open the clothes and watch the chest/belly rise and fall, and count it once. It can be matched with a stopwatch at the same time, and it is more accurate to count the complete 60 seconds. 2. Pneumonia will have wheezing? Answer: Not necessarily. Cold/bronchitis can also have wheezing, but mostly paroxysmal + no dyspnea. Pneumonia may have no wheeze, or it may be heavy, but shortness of breath is the most fundamental symptom. Mental State -
  • Pneumonia and lethargy?
  • Answer: Most. A common cold and fever will not affect the baby at all, right? Babies with pneumonia are basically in poor spirits. They seem to be well-behaved but are actually sluggish/lethargic. On the contrary, parents worry that "demolition is not terrible, but it is terrible not to be demolished". Go to the hospital how to judge? Here is also simple. Generally speaking, in addition to auscultation, doctors will also cooperate with these methods:
  • Chest X-ray. Commonly used, but not required, if the symptoms and signs are obviously consistent, pneumonia can also be diagnosed.
  • Blood routine. General direction to identify bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia, in order to symptomatic medication.
  • Etiological examination. Such as rapid detection of respiratory viruses, sputum culture, blood specific antigen and antibody detection, etc.
  • Okay, parents should know what symptoms to pay attention to now, right? I wish the babies good health too!
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