Not long ago, I saw a news: 2-year-old boy had a cold and cough, and his family used this kind of local treatment! It took more than 100,000 people to save him in the end!

Binbin, a 2-year-old, was ill for about two days at home. She had a cold and cough. Because of her poor mental state, Binbin’s grandmother used earthy needling to treat her illness. Grandma Binbin bought a package of embroidery needles at random, without any disinfection. She tied her whole body up and down, then rubbed her body with ginger until she got hot.

Who knows that the child’s condition is getting worse and the fever is not going to go away, so they can only be sent to hospital immediately. The doctor said that when the child was admitted to the hospital, he was pierced with holes, swollen and swollen, and his vital signs were extremely unstable. He was immediately sent to the intensive care unit. Doctors further checked that the child had been infected with Staphylococcus aureus and caused sepsis, which may be related to the method of injecting baby’s milk.

Backstage also often receives many parents’information and questions:

The baby has a cold and an old cough, which is not good again and again. What should we do?

As we can see from the above, this is a difficult problem for most parents, so let’s talk about it in detail today.

@ Dr. Cui Yutao: For this kind of repeated cough, it usually takes more than two weeks, otherwise it can not be said that there is a repeated, continuous cough. At this time, we must think that it is definitely not infection, because if the child’s resistance is low enough to be infected at any time, and then infected after infection, often infected with this opportunity is extremely rare, so we must look for reasons. It’s not just cough medicines, cough medicines and cough medicines every day. We must find out the reasons. In this way, after finding the reasons, the combination of drug treatment will be very good.

As Dr. Cui said, repeated coughing has a low chance of being infected (e.g. a cold), so we have to find out the cause.

And this source has been neglected by many mothers – the indoor air quality is too bad.

Little knowledge

According to the research literature published by WHO and EPA, the level of indoor air pollution is generally much higher than that of outdoor air pollution, usually 2-5 times.

People spend 90% of their time indoors, especially babies and children who breathe more air than adults (in terms of breath/weight ratio), so they are exposed to and inhaled more indoor pollutants.

Babies can not only inhale polluted air through the respiratory tract, but also contact various indoor sources of pollution through skin contact, sucking, gnawing, etc. such as toxic substances released from building materials and household appliances, polluted air by smoke and dust from heating equipment and cooking. In particular, the baby also has an additional way to contact, through the sucking and biting of toys and articles into pollutants, as well as contact with the skin of parents who use cosmetics.

However, due to the immature development of the liver and kidney for detoxification, the function of infants and young children is not perfect, and they can not detoxify and discharge various indoor pollutants into the body, so they are more seriously injured by indoor air pollution.


One of the most important steps to prevent recurrent respiratory infections in babies is:

Improving Indoor Air Quality

It’s very simple. Often open windows and breathe.

Opening window ventilation is one of the best ways to disinfect indoor air. Opening window regularly every morning and afternoon for ventilation, not less than two times a day, no less than 30 minutes each time, to ensure fresh indoor air.

But remember to keep the haze away!

If you can’t open windows frequently for ventilation, you can use air purifiers or some green plants to absorb harmful substances in the air.

Formaldehyde-adsorbing plants: Phyllostachys, Ivy, Bamboo Turtle Back, Green Luo, Aloe Vera

Plants that can absorb harmful gases released from household appliances and plastic products: ivy, kumquat, pomegranate, rose, camellia, pomegranate and Daisy

Plants that can absorb floating particles and smoke in the air: orchids, Osmanthus fragrans


Next steps to prevent recurrent respiratory infections in babies:

Keep away from pathogens

The pathogens referred to here are those public places with poor ventilation and more people, such as supermarkets, shopping malls, cinemas, etc.

Outdoor activities should also be avoided in hazy days for reasons that need not be explained.

But if you don’t know why you take your baby out in foggy weather, remember to wash your baby’s face, hands and mouthwash as soon as you get home, and clean up the dust sticking to Ta’s face and respiratory tract.

Parents should try their best to reduce the use of cosmetics and hair dyes when contacting their children and reduce the exposure of infants to pollution.

Baby’s bedsheets and plush toys also remember to wash, sun and disinfect frequently to prevent pollutants from entering the mouth.

Finally, it is a reminder that the temperature difference between indoor and outdoor is large in winter. Parents must add or subtract clothes to their babies at any time with the change of ambient temperature. Don’t cover them to cause heat, don’t wear less to cause chills, or that is the same sentence: just judge whether the baby is cold or not and touch his neck and back.


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