Emergencies in children

In this article, we will learn about 7 emergency situations in children:

This is a nightmare for every parent, an emergency problem for a child that forces you to call 115.

Breathing problems, falling down in the park, etc. But do parents really know when they should call the emergency room and which one is actually an emergency?

1) Respiratory distress: Respiratory distress means problems in breathing and the need for more oxygen. Causes of breathing problems include food or volume stuck in the throat, asthma, infection or pneumonia. Symptoms of respiratory distress include coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and using neck and chest muscles to help breathe better. Bruising and snoring are other signs. In this case: – The number of breaths is more than 50 to 60 per minute – Bruising especially around the mouth – The disease gets worse instead of getting better. If these symptoms appear in your child, do not try to treat the child. Get in a car, call an ambulance. Ambulances are equipped with oxygen devices and will transport the child to the hospital with complete safety.
2) Bone fracture: Bone fracture is also an emergency in children. When a child is injured and a bone is broken, although his life is not threatened, the child must be taken to the hospital immediately. Parents can put the child in the car and transport him with caution, but it is better to go to the emergency room. Therefore, when the fracture is so severe that the pain cannot be controlled. Or when the bone has come out of the skin or the accident was such that the head and neck were hit, it is necessary to inform the emergency department.
3) Vomiting and diarrhea: Vomiting with diarrhea is an emergency in children because it can cause dehydration in the child. If the child is unable to keep anything in the mouth and stomach or has severe diarrhea, check for signs of dehydration, including sunken eyes, dry mouth, and decreased appetite. The amount of urine. – The child does not respond to you. – There are severe contractions and abdominal pain. Of course, abdominal pain may be related to appendicitis or kidney stones.
4) Epilepsy and convulsions in infants and toddlers: Rapid increase in body temperature can cause convulsions. Many fever-related seizures end immediately and are not an emergency. In any case, when a child has a fever-related seizure, be sure to take it seriously and be sure to discuss this issue with the doctor. If the seizure does not stop after 3 to 5 minutes, if the child has breathing problems and bruises, call the emergency room.
5) Falling down: Falling from a height can cause damage to the head, spinal cord, or internal organs. If you suspect damage to these parts, talk to the child to make sure he answers your questions correctly. If the child vomits more than once, keep him awake. He lost it – He complained of numbness or tingling – You suspected internal injuries – You suspected head, neck and spinal cord injuries, call the emergency room.
6) Cuts and bleeding: If your child bleeds, apply firm pressure on the injured area and examine the wound thoroughly. Children whose wounds are closed with glue and the bleeding is reduced can be taken to the hospital by private car. If the child suffers from bleeding disorders and has a cut and wound, and if the bleeding does not stop, be sure to inform the emergency department.
7) Poisonings: Children being poisoned is a scary scenario. The child goes to the medicine cabinet and eats the dangerous syrup or pill. The first thing that should happen after the occurrence of poisoning is to inform the poison center or emergency.

June 3, 2011 22:58

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