Pharyngitis is one of the most common diseases in winter. Although it is mostly of viral origin, it can also be bacterial. Body resistance occurs when it cannot overcome the common cold.
Acute pharyngitis transmitted through droplets begins with cough, runny nose, fever and weakness. Complaints are increasing and the general condition of the child is deteriorating.
If not treated in a timely and correct manner, an infection related to otitis media, streptococci (contagious and more commonly found in the tonsils) can lead to heart rheumatism.
This common disease usually occurs when viruses that cause upper respiratory tract infections settle in the main bronchi. Therefore, a simple upper respiratory tract infection, although very rare, can turn into bronchitis within days.
Pneumonia, which can be defined as filling the air sacs in the lungs with an inflammatory fluid, is more common in children with heart disease or previous lung disease and in preterm births.
In pneumonia, which is a disease transmitted by viruses or bacteria, the child has a serious respiratory distress and a sick image. If bacteria cause the disease, antibiotics are required.
Symptoms of rhinitis appear 12-36 hours after the virus enters the body. In addition to these symptoms, which can be listed as runny nose and congestion, sneezing, burning in the throat, dry cough, head and sore throat, weakness and mild fever, burning, tearing and redness in the eyes can also be seen.
In the disease caused by viruses, the picture is a little more severe than the cold. Chills, high fever, headache and muscle aches can be seen. Headache increases due to eye movements. Fever above 38.5 degrees usually lasts three days, and it can be seen to extend up to eight days. Complaints of pain in the chest, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain occur in the child due to the flu.
Edema caused by the infections caused by the microbe causes fluid accumulation and pain in the ear. Pain and discharge in the ear, hearing loss with fever can be seen.
Sinuses give different findings according to their locations. But the main symptom is pain on the eye, on the edge of the nose and under the eyes due to pressure. A localized headache may be accompanied by changes in tone of voice, fever, cough and nasal discharge.
Dry cough, sore throat, burning sensation in the throat, mild fever is seen. If complaints such as fever, burning sensation in the throat, difficulty swallowing persist after three days, it is necessary to consult a doctor to investigate whether there is a bacterial infection.
Sudden onset hoarseness, barking cough, hoarseness and a hoarse deep voice are among the most typical symptoms.
Breathing becomes more frequent and wheezing, coughing, nasal congestion. Fever, on the other hand, may not be seen depending on the child’s resistance to the virus.
In older children, it manifests itself with intense sputum, wheezing, frequent breathing and coughing attacks. Fever mostly does not exceed 38 degrees. The diagnosis is made based on the child’s clinical picture and x-ray images.
The incidence of pneumonia is increasing, especially with the cooling of the weather. B