When a child is in constant contact with elements such as tobacco smoke, vapors, irritating smoke, it can cause it to generate either acute or chronic bronchitis.
The same can happen with newborns, in which bronchitis can occur in babies.
For this reason, you must be very aware of all the places where children and babies are, but the most advisable thing is that if you have the habit of smoking, do not do it near children or newborns.
Since they are very prone to getting bronchitis from babies, mainly from being exposed to cigarette smoke.
Being in constant contact with this type of irritating fumes and fumes can begin to generate symptoms of bronchitis, so you must be very careful, since this disease can be confused with the flu, cough or common cold.
Below we mention what are the initial symptoms so that provisional measures are taken if it is noticed that the child or baby begins to have any of them.
Symptoms of bronchitis in children and babies
Bronchitis usually starts like this:
· Persistent cough: due to the amount of fumes that the child is breathing, an initially very dry cough is generated, since it is the first step that arises from the stinging that the fumes cause in their bronchial tubes.
· Difficulty breathing: this symptom is generated after the bronchial tubes have become inflamed, since this generates the sensation of suffocation, this is one of the symptoms with which you should be most careful.
· Fever: this symptom can be generated, in some cases it does not appear but the child feels exhausted and very weak.
· Mucosa: this is an element that generally appears in bronchitis, since it is one of the elements that the body generates for inflammation of the bronchi.
You must be very aware of all the symptoms that arise in children and babies and if you notice that they begin to have a very dry cough, causing them difficulty breathing, fever in some cases, weakness and mucosa, it is advisable to take them immediately with your pediatrician to be able to make a correct diagnosis and that measures can be taken.
If the diagnosis is made that the child or baby has bronchitis, it is necessary for the pediatrician to listen to the bronchial tubes.
IMPORTANT: You should go directly to the doctor if the child:
· Is younger than 5 months and has a constant dry cough with or without fever
· Breathing heavily or gasping.
· If after 3 days with a dry cough you do not notice any improvement.
· If the mucus comes out with blood.
· If you have a fever that exceeds 38º C.
· If the child has a lung disease such as asthma.
If any of these symptoms are noted, when in doubt, it is advisable to take the child to the pediatrician to rule out or start treatment for bronchitis.
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