Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Identify Pneumonia in Babies

Because the symptoms are very similar to a cold (runny nose), pneumonia (pneumonia) in infants is often overlooked by parents. In fact, not a few infants who had died from diseases caused by these viruses.

Pneumonia is a type of infection that attacks the lungs (pulmonary bubble and surrounding tissue). This is caused by a variety of germs. This disease may be preceded by infection of the nose and throat and then charge into the lungs a few days later.

Germ carriers of pneumococcal disease can affect anyone, from newborn babies to adults though. Unfortunately, when pneumonia overwrite newborns, the consequences could be very fatal if not immediately treated. The reason, according to the WHO website, pneumonia or pneumonia is a major cause of death in children worldwide.

Similar symptoms Colds.
Toddlers with low immunity are still not familiar with viruses or bacteria that enter the body. Therefore, if there is a virus that enters the body, the immune bodies do not recognize the virus, the result can lead to lower respiratory tract infections.

In addition, the process of organ growth in immature babies also become a factor of infection so that it can weaken the antibody toddlers. Pneumonia symptoms similar to flu or colds in general. No dramatic effects, such as direct death or disability, so many parents who often ignore the disease in. In fact, the disease is dangerous because it can cause death in children because the lungs can not perform its function to get oxygen to the body.

Many parents still do not understand the condition of her son who was stricken with pneumonia and its effects.
Germs that cause pneumonia can be a bacteria or virus that reaches the lungs in various ways. For example, germs in dirty air and then inhaled through the nose and throat into the lungs and eventually cause an infection. In addition, the newborn is the most vulnerable groups and susceptible of contracting pneumonia from the birth mother through the streets during the birth process.

In addition to infants, children with low immune systems also include vulnerable groups affected by pneumonia.

Recognize Characteristics by Rhythm Breath Counting.
The easiest way to recognize if a child stricken with pneumonia is to count his breath in a minute.
1. Characteristics of children whose age is less than 2 months, when stricken with pneumonia is the breathing faster than 60 times per minute.
2. If age 2-12 months, then his breathing faster than 50 times per minute.
3. Meanwhile, if age 1-5 years, breathing faster than 40 beats per minute.

Parents can do at home counting the breath, to determine whether the children had early rapid breathing or not.
If it is true, immediately bolt to the doctor to get further treatment. If not, can be fatal.

Pneumonia can be Healed.
Although including severe disease, the parents need not worry, the article, pneumonia is a disease that can be treated. So, if done quickly and precisely, then the patient will be helped. All it takes is able to detect accurately.

In addition, adequate nutrition is also essential to improve the child's immune to all diseases. With exclusive breastfeeding for first 6 months of age children, the child's immune system can be maintained well against pneumococcal disease (pneumonia) or other diseases.

In order to avoid children from pneumonia, the parents should really pay attention to your child's growth Parents must know the immunization schedule and make regular visits to the doctor or child health nurse and ask for a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.


  1. I have being researching about pneumonia conditions and treatment and reading your blog, I found your post very helpful.

  2. Fever among newborns is quite common. This is because their immune system is not as mature as an older baby. Newborns are likely to get many infections until they become three to four months old and develop some strong immunity.