Care and cleaning of babies should not be neglected, it should be done regularly and sterile. If babies have a cold or flu due to various reasons, a doctor’s examination is absolutely necessary. It is absolutely necessary to prevent the risk of infection or to treat it, if any.
Influenza in Babies
Acute respiratory distress
Flu, known as , is an ailment commonly seen in both adults and infants in the spring and winter months. Flu is an illness caused by viruses A, B and c.
Babies’ immune system are susceptible to influenza as they are not yet developed and strengthened. The spread of influenza viruses is also related to the immune system. Influenza seen in babies is usually B virus type.
It affects both the respiratory tract and the stomach and intestinal system. It is usually transmitted by coughing, sneezing, talking or kissing babies. It is a type of virus that is easily transmitted by the smallest drops in the air.
Flu in infants and children takes 1 week on average and 5 days for adults. Symptoms in infants; It is observed as cough, sneezing and hoarseness. In addition to these, fatigue and weakness, headaches, neck and leg pains are seen in flu.
Influenza Treatment in Babies
Especially for newborns and nursing babies, the best treatment is breast milk. Have antibodies breast milk is effective in strengthening the immune system of the baby and destroying the viruses that cause the disease. Herbal teas can be given to babies who receive supplementary food from 4 months.