Baku. 18 January. REPORT.AZ/ "Acute respiratory viral infections are most common among babies in winter. Because children's resistance to the disease is stronger compared to babies. There are no complications among children today," Pediatrician at the therapeutic clinic of the Azerbaijan Medical University, Associate Professor of Pediatric Diseases Department Ulviyya Hajiyeva said.
According to her, the incidence of acute respiratory viral infection among adolescents is recently on a rise: "It is normal since there is a sharp change in weather in winter. There is no dangerous situation in the country, everything is in order. Acute respiratory viral infections are usually observed among children in the autumn-winter season.
The pediatrician said that each virus has its own damaging feature: "Every patient should be treated individually. It is recommended to consume more liquid. It is wrong to force a child to eat. If the patient's temperature is 38 degrees and above, he/she can use antipyretic. Then you need to call a doctor. Do not give antipyretic at a temperature below 38 C. Be careful with kids having convulsion. Parents should not use antibiotics without consulting a doctor."
The expert stressed that it is wrong to cover children at a high temperature: “There are two types of fever - red and white. White fever is more dangerous. The hands and the forehead are hot in red fever. Sometimes parents miss this period and children’s hands and feet get colder. Then it turns to white fever, that is, a delayed period. I would recommend parents to measure the temperature first, when they observe unusual behavior of their children."