Pneumonia is dangerous for all babies. One of the typical signs of pneumonia in a newborn is transient tachypnea. Let’s study how it affects babies!
How dangerous is transient tachypnea in newborns?
The symptoms of transient tachypnea are detected by analyzing the child’s breathing rate, along with observing the mobile chest when they breathe. Transient tachypnea is considered to be the clinical sign that has the highest diagnostic value for pneumonia in children.
Symptoms of transient tachypnea in children are determined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as follows:
- More than 60 times/minute for children under two months old
- More than 50 times/minute for children two months – 12 months of age
- More than 40 times/minute for children 1 – 5 years old
Usually, when inhaled and exhaled, it is counted as one breath. Parents should pay attention to counting children’s breathing when the children lie still, not exerting effort. For infants, parents can determine breath rates when they are not in a state of fear or fuss. You can use a timer to count the breathing rate and count within one minute. Denote that does not arbitrarily quickly count for 15 seconds and then multiply by four, the results may be not accurate.
The symptom of transient tachypnea in infants is more than 60 breaths per minute. When counting the breaths, pay attention to the baby’s abdomen or chest. For babies under two months old, they often have irregular breathing.
Transient tachypnea is a typical symptom of pneumonia common in infants and children aged 1-3 years. For children over three years of age, the sensitivity of signs of transient tachypnea is relatively low. For children under one-year-old, the rate of breathing above 70 times a minute is usually a symptom of severe pneumonia.
Other Manifestations of Pneumonia
Along with the expression of rapid breathing in children, parents can quickly receive signs of chest throbbing in children. Frequently, when a child breathes in, air entering the lungs causes their breast to expand. But if a child breathes in, the lower chest section at the point adjacent to the chest is concave, which is an abnormal sign that signals the symptoms of pneumonia in children.
Wheezing breathing occurs in children with laryngitis, and the laryngeal cap is swollen, causing constriction, narrowing, and obstructing airflow in the lungs. Small bronchial spasms and blockages cause wheezing breathing. Parents need to close the baby’s mouth to listen and observe the baby’s breath to be able to detect signs of wheezing sound while breathing.
In general, to detect pneumonia, the main symptoms that parents need to pay attention to in their children are transient tachypnea, receding chest, and wheezing breath. Children should be taken to the hospital immediately if this expression to be treated with pneumonia promptly.
In particular, parents should also note that vaccinations for children on schedule to improve resistance to this disease.