Nursing tips for baby inhaling debris by mistake
Peanut rice, walnuts, seeds . These common nut snacks are also latent?
In the hot summer season, there is a wide variety of foods. As everyone knows, when infants and young children taste these foods, there is an emergency-food absorption moments will occur, threatening the life and health of children.
Huang Qun, the head of the hospital’s ENT department, reminded parents that infants and young children must keep quiet while eating. Caregivers should pay attention to the child’s performance after eating to prevent misdiagnosis as pneumonia.
There are various things that children ingest. The things that children mistakenly inhale are plant-based and metal-based. Plant-based ingestion is nut foods such as peanuts and walnuts, while metal-based absorbents are various. In doctors’ removal after surgery,The reporter actually found foreign objects such as pen caps, pen cores, and coins.
Aspiration occurs in all ages, but it is more common in infants under 3 years old.
90% of infants who die of food inhalation are small infants, and infants are prone to food aspiration, while slightly older children may accidentally absorb metal foreign bodies when they play.The fatality is quite high.
The reporter learned from the Otolaryngology ward that a 1-year-old boy inhaled a shelled melon seed while crying, and was taken to the children’s hospital from outside by the parents overnight. The child’s lips were purple once when lying on the bed, almostI was out of breath and had to take a foreign body under an emergency bronchoscope at 10pm.
Peanut tincture tube was misdiagnosed as pneumonia. The mother of a 3-year-old child told reporters that her daughter ate seven or eight pieces of peanut rice together a few days ago. There was no abnormality on the day after eating. The cough started the next night.The child’s infusion treatment did not work for a few days. “The child has had pneumonia before. My dad and I always felt that this cough was not like pneumonia.”
Sure enough, after having a CT of the child, the doctor saw a foreign body in the lungs, which was peanut rice eaten a few days ago.
Less than 50% of children have food inhalation with witnesses or suspected history of food intake or signs of suffocation.
Therefore, some situations usually indicate that children may have food aspiration: children suddenly cough or suffocate while eating, followed by wheezing, choking and wheezing.
Or in the past, a healthy, non-fever baby suddenly has difficulty breathing with cough, suffocation, sore throat and wheezing.
Aspiration mainly causes airway obstruction, suffocation, and death in severe cases.
When parents or kindergarten teachers or nannies bring children, they should pay special attention to the following points as risk factors for food inhalation: 1, crying children; 2, children who like to put things in their mouths;Children who like to talk, laugh and even run; 4. Parents sometimes give their children food that they cannot chew. 5. Young children, because they do not have molars, have poor chewing ability.
Try to keep it in an upright position after aspiration. If you find that food is inhaled or suspected of being inhaled, people with conditions should immediately send them to the hospital for rescue.
So, what should be paid attention to on-site first aid?
Parents can use their thumbs to press the baby’s xiphoid process (the depression in the middle of the lower thorax) and apply a short and powerful impact stimulation.
However, parents are not advised to knock their children upside down and pat their backs to prevent foreign objects from moving up to the glottis and risk of suffocation.
In addition, do not let your child lie flat or reclining after aspiration occurs, and keep it upright.