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Winter season has started. In this season, especially in children, there are three main problems related to breathing, diarrhea and skin.

Children have the most common colds and respiratory problems, due to which chest problems can lead to pneumonia.

According to a study, every year in the world, 920,000 children under the age of five die due to pneumonia.

Pneumonia is caused by three types of viruses: rhino, influenza and respiratory syncytial.

Children and respiratory problems

In cold weather, respiratory diseases are more common in children. In the winter season, children often stay together too much, so infectious diseases are spread.

Like in summer, if the windows and doors are left open, there is a high possibility of infectious disease germs attacking.

Most of the time, it is customary for everyone to stay huddled together in the winter.

It causes various types of respiratory infections.

As the germs that cause respiratory problems survive for a long time in the winter season, children also have more problems.

In this case, even if the child is dressed in two or three clothes, but the limbs are kept open, they fall ill quickly. Dress the child in warm clothes and keep the room open.

In which case go to the hospital

If the child has a cold for a long time, if there is a rapid chest pain, if there is a problem in breathing, if there is a high fever, then the medicine should be taken only after consulting a doctor.

Parents feed children more than the need without doctor’s advice. Due to the low quality of this drug, health problems have also arisen in different countries.

Dr. Chapagai from Kanti Bal Aspatal suggests taking the child to the hospital without taking the medicine.

Does pneumonia recur?

Many people believe that once you get pneumonia, you get pneumonia again.

According to pediatricians, it is a misconception that once you have pneumonia, it will happen again.

A cold that also affects the citizens of the country. Not only in Nepal, children in America also get cold 10-11 times a year.

When a child with a cold does not pay attention to the diet, when the vaccine is not administered under the National Immunization Program, when the child is malnourished, when the ability to fight against the disease is low, pneumonia occurs due to chest infection.

However, once you get pneumonia, you don’t get pneumonia again and again.

Children who have taken strong medicines for a long time may get pneumonia more often.

Apart from that, saying that a child who had pneumonia once in childhood has pneumonia when he coughs is just an illusion.

If the child has symptoms such as coughing, fever, wheezing, shortness of breath, slow movement, playing, talking, blueness of the child, it may be pneumonia.

Cure for any disease:

Cleanliness The cure for any disease in children is cleanliness. Children’s hygiene is less in winter than in summer.

Therefore, children have more respiratory problems and other diseases.

To save from pneumonia, the first thing should be attention to the hygiene of children.

Similarly, as much attention is given to children’s diet, the child can be saved from getting sick.

Vaccines do not prevent Pneumonia

Pneumonia vaccination alone cannot protect children from pneumonia. If children are not vaccinated against measles, they can develop pneumonia.

Therefore, to reduce the risk of pneumonia, children should be vaccinated under the national program.

Children should be vaccinated with H influenzae B at 6, 10 and 14 weeks of age under the national vaccine.

Similarly, children should be given PCV vaccine at 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 9 months, and pertussis vaccine at 9 and 15 months.

To protect against the possibility of pneumonia, doctors recommend that children get the influenza vaccine once a year after they reach the age of 6 months.

According to the Ministry of Health, influenza vaccination is not part of the government’s program.

If possible, children should be vaccinated against pneumonia.

Protecting children from cold

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To protect children from cold, they should keep their heads warm and cover their ears with hats and clothes to prevent cold from entering their hands and feet.

When the mother is breastfeeding, she should take care of whether the baby is warm or cold.

A mother can know if a newborn baby is cold by touching its hands, feet, and palate. You should eat plenty of soft foods.

Children should be breastfed regularly. As a result, the immunity to fight the disease is more.

Along with mother’s milk, a more balanced nutritious diet should also be fed.

Also Read this Article:

https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/conditions/pneumonia

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