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Infections In Children.

Upper respiratory tract infections in children

They are very common and they affects the upper part of your respiratory system, including your sinuses and throat. Upper respiratory infections are contagious.

Symptoms of upper respiratory system in children:
  • The baby or child will have a cough, flu, runny nose
  • Some can complain of sore throat or an ear discharge
  • Small babies can have reduced feeding and activity
Causes upper respiratory infections:

You get an upper respiratory infection when a virus (or bacteria) enters your respiratory system. They pass from person to person through respiratory droplets or hand-to-hand contact. This can be passed to others through sneezing or coughing without covering their nose and mouth or sneezing or coughing into their hand and then touching someone else’s hand.

Seek medical advice if your child: 
  1. Has fever that lasts for more than 3–4 days
  2. Does not want to drink fluids
  3. Appears dehydrated with dry and sticky mouth, sunken eyes, has no tears when crying
  4. Has ear pain or fluid coming out of the ear
  5. Has red eyes or yellow fluid coming from the eyes
  6. Suffers from runny or stuffy nose for 2 weeks or longer
  7. Suffers from bad cough or chest pain
  8. Looks sicker, less energetic