Protect children and family health, 10 issues about children's epidemic prevention

Children are the most susceptible groups in this outbreak, so what should we do to prevent children from getting infected?

Are children susceptible groups?

The state health commission specified that children were susceptible to pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus. There are no cases of severe illness or death in the children, and symptoms are mild after infection.

What are the pathways of infection in children?

Mainly is the respiratory tract transmission, such as the patient coughs, speaks loudly, sneezes when the droplet transmission, or by close contact, as by contaminated hands touching the snout or conjunctiva.

Is breastfeeding still safe?

Breastfeeding mother to do a good job of personal protection, breastfeeding wear a mask, wash hands, maintain nipple hygiene. If the mother is a confirmed or suspected case, breastfeeding should be suspended and isolated from the baby.

Can you still give children chicken, duck and fish?

You can eat it, but make sure it’s cooked. In addition, do not try or chew food with your mouth after feeding the child, do not blow with your mouth to cool the food.

Does the child’s room need ventilation?

The room should be kept clean and ventilated regularly every day. When it is ventilated, move the child to another room so as not to catch cold.

How to protect when taking children out?

Go out less, is the best protection. If you must go out, wear a mask and drive as much as possible, using less public transport. If it’s a short walk, walking is the best option.

How to wear the child’s mask?

Generally speaking, very young infants and children should not wear masks. N95 mask has the worst ventilation and is not suitable for children. When the child wears a mask, parents should always pay attention to whether the child has breathing difficulties and other uncomfortable conditions.

How to wash children’s hands?

Whenever possible, running water and soap are preferred. When going out is not convenient to wash hands with running water, always carry paper towels and alcohol-based hand lotion.

What’s going on with your child?

If children have symptoms such as cough and fever, but you are sure that children have not been out and have not been exposed to infected patients, you can first monitor children’s body temperature and treat it at home. If the temperature does not drop continuously, or if the cough worsens, dyspnea occurs, and the mental state is not good, it is recommended to go to the nearest hospital that has a pediatric clinic.

Can the child still get vaccine in the near future?

Different vaccinations are given at different times, and some vaccines are given a few weeks later. However, for vaccines with strict age and age limits, it is recommended to complete the vaccination before a certain time point. In case of exposure to rabies or tetanus, vaccination is recommended as soon as possible.