Inflammation of the lungs is a very serious disease from which, alas, not a single child is immune. Fortunately, we managed to diagnose this disease at the earliest stage, which greatly facilitated the treatment and made it possible to avoid serious consequences.
Hope our experience will be useful for you. And even better that this article is not useful to you!
Pneumonia – pneumonia (lung tissue). There are many varieties of this disease, only a doctor can make an accurate diagnosis.
There are a lot of them, and it is important to correctly analyze the situation for diagnosis. For example, the main ones are prolonged cough and temperature, which are characteristic for the majority of acute respiratory infections – bronchitis, tracheitis, flu, etc.
By the way, the temperature of her daughter did not rise, this state of affairs is also possible. It is important to pay attention if it is difficult to bring down the heat with drugs that usually help, this is one of the characteristic signs of pneumonia.
Daughter and, therefore, I was worried about coughing. He was not productive, he was not at night, but three weeks passed, during which various methods of treatment were tried, and there were no results.
Honestly, I suspected bronchitis and that is why every 3-4 days we visited a pediatrician who carefully listened to the daughter’s lungs and each time assured that she did not hear any abnormalities.
But after I saw the test results, it became clear to me that the situation was serious. By the way, it is almost impossible to identify pneumonia by listening; an accurate diagnosis is possible only after an X-ray image.
I have a relative who works in the department of pulmonology, and she often says that we have to treat the children of fellow doctors who even interested parents could not hear this insidious disease.
Antibiotic therapy is usually used, in severe cases hospital treatment and intravenous administration of drugs are prescribed.
Fortunately, the daughter was diagnosed with the initial form of pneumonia, so we did without a hospital, but still had to be given intramuscular injections.
Additionally, antitussive syrups are usually prescribed, which complement the therapy — Fluditec (Inspiron), Erespal, Glycodin, etc.
Antibiotic therapy is often prescribed bacteria and antihistamines.
After a course of 14 shots, we re-passed a blood test to make sure that the inflammatory process is declining. A week later we are planning to donate blood again to make sure that we have completely conquered the disease. Repeated snapshots are rarely taken, because X-rays are harmful to the body.
Listen to your child. Indeed, the absence of temperature, as in our case, does not at all denote the absence of an inflammatory process in the body. Of course, there may be a lot of reasons for coughing, and it’s good if it is dry or allergic.
By the way, pneumonia can also have a viral origin, which makes this dangerous disease infectious. The exact nature of the doctor can identify after a detailed blood test and a detailed examination of the child.
Have you encountered pneumonia in children?