The rainy season begins in the country, which increases the respiratory and gastrointestinal problems in the population. According to specialists, in most cases it is a virus; however, specific care is needed to prevent acute symptoms from occurring. The viral picture can last from 4 to 5 days.
Roberto Grimaldo, neonatologist and head of the National Program of High Neonatal Risk of the Social Security Fund, said that the cold, if not properly cared for, can cause major respiratory disorders such as influenza, bronchitis or asthma, so it is necessary to go to a doctor.
According to the specialist, 80% of the cases that are attended in the health facilities are viral.
In the case of diarrhea, Grimaldo explained that hygiene is essential, since the virus is transmitted through contact with feces.
That is why specialists recommend taking the child to a health facility, preferably with your pediatrician, and not self-medicate or use home remedies.