October 27, 2021

Baby diseases

From the beginning of your life together, baby may show signs of fever. Fever is a mild symptom that shows that your baby's immune system is starting to work. Nevertheless, consult the doctor without waiting if your baby is less than 6 months old. After 6 months, check if the fever persists for several days or bothers your child. It is best to maintain a temperature between 18 and 20 ° in the room of your child and to administer paracetamol or aspirin if the fever reaches more than 38,5 °.

Rhinitis or cold are detected by a runny nose. In order to prevent the infection from getting into the throat, clean the nose with saline. Consult your doctor to avoid complications.

Bronchiolitis appears in baby with a dry cough and difficulty breathing. Check without waiting for your doctor as it is a disease whose complications can be serious.

otitis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the ear that often occurs during nasopharyngitis. Since babies between 0 and 1 year can not express themselves and do not necessarily touch the ear if it is painful, you should consult your doctor if your baby is not hungry, has fever, diarrhea, vomiting, a pale complexion, cries a lot ... Your doctor will check his ears.

Gastroenteritis is a disease which is caught by epidemic, often when infants are in nursery. A virus, or a rotavirus, triggers diarrhea or even vomiting. Your doctor will tell you what to do according to your baby's age.
Our advice
Breastfeeding immunizes toddlers and protects it from first infections, even for 3 months. In any case, never let your baby suffer. It is better to consult the doctor once more than once!

"Common Pediatric Respiratory Problems" by Monica Kleinman, MD for OPENPediatrics (October 2021)