Respiratory tract infections in children
Sunny, warm days with periods of drizzle and heavy storms: typical autumn weather is a huge challenge for the immune system especially for infants and young children. Their immune system must still learn to fend off different pathogens.
In the first years of life, our immune system step by step learns to deal with the various pathogens. Hence it is not surprising that babies and infants often suffer from a respiratory infection, some of them up to twelve times a year. In the course of the infection the nose becomes completely congested, the little ones can breathe only with difficulty, and due to the anatomical proximity earache often sets in too.
As parents want to prevent this condition from getting worse in the course of the infection, they immediately seek advice at a pharmacy. Before pharmaceutical technicians or the pharmacist can recommend a remedy, they need to clarify if self-medication can be responsibly commended. Parents should immediately go and see a paediatrician if a baby has a temperature, or, in the case of elder children, if the temperature does not subside after two to three days.
When symptoms get worse, for example if a bad cough and difficulty in breathing set in, it is also necessary to see a doctor.
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|ätherische Öle||essential oils, ethereal oils|
|Arztbesuch||visit to the doctor|
|Atemnot||difficulty in breathing|
|Beschwerden, Symptome||complaints, symptoms|
|Erkältungsbad||remedial bath for colds|
|Fieber messen||measure the temperature|
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