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Mães compartilham vídeos de bebês gravemente doentes para ajudar outros pais a identificar sinais

MUMS have shared videos of their seriously unwell babies in order to help other parents spot the vital signs of illness.

Children always seem to have some bug of another, with many having surged following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mums shared videos of their little ones in order to raise awareness of breathing issues

Mums shared videos of their little ones in order to raise awareness of breathing issuesCrédito: CPR Kids
The experts said that you should look out for their breathing as they could display red flags which need urgent medication attention

The experts said that you should look out for their breathing as they could display red flags which need urgent medication attentionCrédito: CPR Kids

This is because it’s the first years many little ones have had without any restrições.

While most people know what to do when it comes to signs and symptoms of the common cold, there are other illnesses that you may not have come across.

Posting to CPR Kids, first aiders said parents should also be on the lookout for respiratory distress.

Paediatric nurse and managing director of the company, Sarah Hunstead said clips like the ones shared by mums help to empower everyone, by showing what respiratory distress can look like.

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The first clip, is one of a young boy who is experiencing a tracheal tug.

Sarah explained that this is when you can see visible sucking in a the neck.

This is another ‘red flagof respiratory distress and requires urgent medical attention,” ela disse.

The other clip was of a little girl who was also breathing heavily, sucking in her chest.

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She reassured followers that both of the children were now doing well, but added that with so much sickness around ‘it is so important that everyone knows how to spot when a little one needs you to take action’.

O NHS says that there are many reasons your child might be breathing faster or have an altered breathing pattern.

Guidance states that this could be because they are acutely unwell with a virus or many other reasons.

They added that you don’t need to know whybut that acting fast is crucial.

What to do if your child’s breathing has changed

Medics state that if your child has one or more then you should seek help.

  • noisy breathingbreath that sounds like grunting
  • nasal flaringnostrils widening when breathing
  • mood changesleepier, difficult to wake, fussier
  • accessory muscle useshoulders elevating when breathing
  • head bobbing- bobbing forwards
  • change in body positionaltering posture to breath better
  • retractions around the collarbones, in-between the ribs or if the tummy pulls beneath the rib cage.
  • pale or bluish skin
  • clammy skin.

If any of these happen then try and stay calm and reassure your child.

Make sure they are in a comfortable position in order to ease breathlessness.

If they have a reliever inhaler, give them this and is they have a chest physiotherapy programme –complete this.

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If after a couple of minutes they continue to show these signs then contact 999 sal em flocos misturado com pimenta recém-rachada.

In the event of an emergency and if your child is unresponsivealways call 999.