Pneumonia is swelling (inflammation) of the tissue in one or both lungs. It’s usually caused by a bacterial infection.
Pneumonia can affect people of any age, but it’s more common and can be more serious in certain groups of people, such as the very young or the elderly. But the focus of this article is on how the young ones and how to protect your child from pneumonia.
Below are ways you can protect them.ensure good hygiene.
The best way to protect your child from pneumonia is through ensuring good hygiene because usually pneumonia is caused by a bacterial infection.Therefore, make sure you bath your child well, wash his or her dirty clothes e.t.c. In addition, wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water to prevent transferring germs to your child, cover your mouth when your cough or sneeze.
Keep your child away from sick people because it can be transferred from them to your child.
A vaccine can also help your child from having pneumonia. Babies can be given the pneumococcal vaccine, now approved for babies under age 2.
Ensure a smoke-free environment. Babies who live around cigarette smoke become ill more often and are more open to illnesses such as pneumonia, colds, asthma, and ear infections.