Some of the diseases are so much severe as these diseases can easily spread through the air and make someone ill. We need to be more careful of these diseases as these can contaminate others. Baby flu is also like them which can easily infect others.
Sometimes parents can’t easily figure it out whether their baby is suffering from the common cold or this spreading baby flu as these two diseases have the same feature compared to each other. In this article, we will try to let you know about this thing. So, Let’s get started!
Flu is a contagious disease which should be treated as early as possible; Image source: Huffingtonpost.com
What is Flu?
Flu is caused by a virus which is called Influenza virus. This virus can spread through airs and can easily invade your child. If you think common cold and flu are the same then you will be wrong as the Flu can be more severe for your child. Sometimes symptoms can be so severe that it may cause a life-threatening condition. So parents need to be aware of that.
Sign and Symptoms
These following signs and symptoms can help you diagnose that your baby has Flu:
- Your baby can be very tired.
- Cough is more common for this type of patient.
- Fever is less common
- Runny nose
- sore throat
Most of the times this condition gets obfuscated with the common cold, but be sure that in case of Flu, these conditions become more severe. Your baby may have a more runny nose, colder, be more tired and have difficulty in breathing.
Baby can have fever and rashes during this disease; Image source: webmd.com
How does it spread?
As we have said earlier that the Influenza virus which causes flu spreads through the air so you can get easily the idea that when someone has this disease and if he sneezes or does anything that can easily flow by air, he can easily affect others.
Suppose, one having flu is reading a book and then afterward he coughs or sneezes to the book. If the book gets touched by your baby, the baby can also have this disease if the virus goes through the oral cavity of your baby.
We need to what are the main complications of baby flu that makes ourselves to think about it again. Following complications can be seen if your baby has baby flu:
- It can make chronic health condition like heart disease or asthma which will be more difficult to treat further.
- Encephalopathy can result which is a problem that occurs in the brain and responsible for making further brain damage.
- Dehydration can be seen as the body loses more water for runny nose.
- The patient can be more week to does his work
If not treated properly, Influenza can lead to severe complications; image source: BabyCenter.com
A newborn baby has a proper immune system while they are before 6 months of age. The newborns can have sufficient immune protection form their mother. Before 6 months of age, your baby can not be given an Influenza vaccine but after that age, you can have him to this vaccination process.
Be sure that you do not give him any analgesic as these can do harm to your little baby. You can use a nasal spray to help him breathe better.
Advance Home Remedies
the following home remedies can control the symptoms:
Hydration: As your baby may be dehydrated due to loss of water from his body, you need to make sure that he is not dehydrated. So let him drink enough water.
Measure Adequate safety for the prevention of Baby flu; Image source: tips mom.com
He will have a runny nose that will lead to the accumulation of unwanted substances on the nasal passage. Clean the nasal cavity so that he can breathe.
Using humidifier around your babies environment will make him be calm and help him to ease the condition.
Proper bed rest is mandatory as the baby flu can make your baby feel tired. Tiredness will lead to depression and anxiety to both the parents and child. Help him to have proper bed rest so that the condition can be better.
Vitamin C can help your child to boost his immune system and fight against the influenza virus. You can have Vitamin C in Citrus food like lemon, orange, and some vegetables.