“Mycoplasma pneumonia” is raging in hospitals across the country, and the number of children with the disease has increased significantly. How to care for a child with mycoplasma pneumonia at home? Doctors from the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine gave us advice.
When should Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection be suspected?
Luo Fei, deputy director of pediatrics at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, said that mycoplasma pneumonia is characterized by repeated fever and cough. After the fever subsides, the cough lasts for a long time. In the early stage, it is mainly irritating dry cough, and in the later stage, it is mainly phlegm cough. , coughing up white sticky phlegm. “Early pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae may not have obvious lung symptoms, but if you take a chest X-ray, you will already have symptoms of pneumonia.” Luo Fei reminded that the course of Mycoplasma pneumonia progresses very quickly, and serious symptoms may appear two or three days after the onset. Severe lung disease.
The doctor reminds that if the child has the following conditions, he should consider mycoplasma pneumonia and go to the hospital for active treatment in time to avoid delaying the development of the disease into severe disease.
How to differentiate
Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection, COVID-19, influenza and the common cold?
Symptoms of mycoplasma infection are generally progressive dry cough, which may be accompanied by headache and sore throat, but fever is mostly moderate.
The main symptoms of COVID-19 infection are fever, headache, and muscle aches, and many people have lost their sense of taste and smell. Fever can reach 39℃-40℃, and throat pain can feel like a knife.
The symptoms of influenza are similar to those of new coronavirus infection, but there is obvious seasonality, and it is easy to spread in autumn and winter. Can cause lung inflammation.
Symptoms of the common cold are relatively mild, usually caused by cold, fatigue, etc. The main symptoms include runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, etc. The fever is relatively low, and the systemic symptoms are also relatively mild. Pneumonia is less likely to occur.
Chinese patent medicine + massage to help fight pneumonia
Mycoplasma pneumonia in children belongs to the category of pneumonia and asthma in traditional Chinese medicine. The main pathogenesis is lung qi stagnation. The basic treatment principles are to open the lungs and resolve phlegm, relieve cough and asthma. You can take traditional Chinese medicine pieces and granules under the guidance of a doctor. Or take Pudilan Anti-inflammatory Oral Liquid, Lanqin Oral Liquid, Four Seasons Antiviral Mixture and other Chinese patent medicines.
Massage is also one of the methods to assist in the treatment of mycoplasma pneumonia. Every day, clean the Tianhe water 50 times, clear the lung meridian 50 times, move the Bagua 50 times, rub the Tiantu 50 times, rub the Rugen acupoint 50 times, rub the Rupan acupoint 50 times, rub the Feishu 50 times, and massage the child every day. Rub the Tanzhong point 50 times and push the Feishu point 50 times. If the patient has wind-cold symptoms, he should press Fengchi point 50 times and push Sanguan 50 times. If the patient has wind-heat symptoms, he should clear the large intestine meridian 50 times, Qingxin meridian 50 times, open Tianmen 50 times, and push Yongquan meridian 50 times. 50 times. Treatment is once a day and 5 days is considered as a course of treatment.
How to provide care at home?
Let the child rest in bed for more time, keep the air circulation, the temperature is about 20°C, and the humidity is about 60% to prevent the respiratory mucus from becoming dry and difficult to cough up; children’s utensils and toys can be scalded with boiling water, exposed to the sun, or use disinfectant, etc. Disinfect in the correct manner; isolate and prevent cross-infection.
Turn over and change positions frequently, and expel phlegm by patting the back to speed up the recovery of the respiratory tract. When the child vomits, parents can slightly lift the child’s buttocks, which will help discharge vomit and phlegm and prevent aspiration caused by vomiting.
Coughing in children can easily trigger glossopharyngeal reflex to cause vomiting. Feed as needed, feed more water, eat small meals frequently, and replenish water. Eat a light and easy-to-digest diet, avoid fried, high-sugar, and high-fat foods.
Diet therapy recommendations
Lily and Tremella Porridge
50 grams of fresh lily, 10 grams of white fungus, and 100 grams of rice. Wash the lily, boil the white fungus in warm water, wash and chop it, and cook it with rice to make porridge. It can nourish the lungs and heart, strengthen the spleen and promote fluid production.
Autumn pear soup
Wash and cut fresh pear into pieces, add water to make soup and drink several times a day. Can improve symptoms of frequent dry cough.