04 Sep Children’s Chest Infections – Signs & Symptoms
Children’s chest infection, also called children’s bronchitis or children’s pneumonia is an infection to the airways or lungs and is common, especially after a cold or flu’. Children’s bronchitis is mostly caused by a virus, whereas pneumonia is caused by bacteria.
Infants and young children, especially if they have developmental problems are at higher risk of developing childhood bronchitis.
Children’s chest infections are highly contagious and spread when an infected child coughs or sneezes and the droplets are launched into the atmosphere. These droplets can also land on surfaces and objects such as toys and the children’s infection can spread when these objects come into contact with the child such as when putting a toy in their mouth.
Signs & Symptoms of Children’s Chest Infections include:
- ✅ Children’s persistent cough
- ✅ Children’s cough that produces mucous
- ✅ Burning sensation in chest
- ✅ Children’s sore throat and fever
- ✅ Children’s fatigue
- ✅ Children’s wheezing
- ✅ Children’s shortness of breath
- ✅ Children’s chest pain or tightness