Breathing problems in infants
Mothers often suffer from their children due to their frequent coughing, shortness of breath, or rapid breathing.
Breathing problems in infants
It may be a dry cough like hearing beep sound during it, and it may be cough accompanied by phlegm, and phlegm is the mucus secreted from the bronchial cells.
That is, you notice an increase in the rate of breathing of your infant compared to normal, in normal the infant breathes from 40-60 times per minute, and with the passage of days and months this rate decreases until it becomes 24-40 times per minute at the age of three years.
-Shortness of breath:
In this case, it is noted that your child or infant finds it difficult to catch himself from the original, due to the presence of something in the airway, impeding its passage naturally, such as, thick sputum or severe infections of the trachea.
-Sudden breathing stops:
Usually accompanied by an infant’s blue color change, which is a sign of danger requiring immediate medical intervention.
By snoring, we mean hearing a snore-like sound during the normal breathing of a child or infant, so it is assumed that breathing occurs without a sound to enter and exit air from the nose.
Rapid breathing in newborns
The newborn breathes from 40-60 times per minute, then this rate gradually decreases until it becomes 24-40 times per minute at the age of three years, and in an adult child of 10-14 years and adults as well, the normal breathing rate is 16-20 times per minute, which causes concern for the newborn. His breathing rate per minute exceeds 60 times, usually, it means increasing the breathing rate at Infants, lack of oxygen entering their lungs, and often accompanied by other symptoms, such as high fever and your child’s abstinence from Breastfeeding or vomiting, such as in cases of acute pneumonia, in this case, consult a doctor immediately.
Shortness of breath in infants due to phlegm
–Cough accompanied by phlegm:
It is important to note the color of this sputum, in cases of bronchial asthma and viral bronchitis, sputum is white or transparent, but in cases of bacterial sore throat and bacterial bronchitis, the color of sputum is dark green.
Especially in cases of bronchitis and sore throats, and bronchial asthma crises do not cause high body temperature.
-Symptoms of the common cold and influenza:
This often happens with bronchitis, where the main cause is the influenza virus or a group of other viruses that cause the common cold.
Treatment of dyspnea in infants
-Chest massage: patting on the back of your baby with the palm of your hand from the bottom up, as natural exercises that help the child to cough and expel phlegm easily and thus are important to prevent and treat shortness of breath.
-Drinks and warm liquids: If your baby starts eating, put in liquids and warm drinks such as chicken and vegetable soup.
-Warm herbs: ginger, thyme, anise, and guava leaf, they are all herbs that help expand the airways and dissolve phlegm.
Treating dyspnea in infants with herbs
-Guava leaf drink:
Most cough and shortness of breath medications contain guava leaf extract, and you can buy it, boil it, and give it to your baby several times a day.
You can sweeten it with honey if your child is older than a year.
Honey is forbidden for children under one year of age.
An important beverage for enlarging the airways and treating shortness of breath, and you can give it to your baby once a day.