Saturday, 26 March 2016

Is pneumonia common in children?
No it is not always pneumonia but it mimics so ..
As newborn is having 30 to 50 million alveoli and has surface area of 2.8 sq met for gas exchange..
300 million alveoli by age of 8 years means 32 sq meter area for gas exchange I.e half of adult area.
So it's common to say by many doctor child will improve by 8 years himself ..
But dear parents every episode of respiratory illness bite some part of developing lung ..
It's better to maintain respiratory hygiene rather than leaving it on time ..
Don't hesitate with inhalers , trust your Doctor as he knows best about your kids..

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