No. 10684-5100 RR0001
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Measures to take to manage the disease better
Children with cystic fibrosis are at increased risk of lung infections. To prevent infections and exposure to bacteria, the following are important:
1) Regular hand washing
2) Appropriate vaccinations and immunizations for children and members of the family
3) Avoid frequent contact between the child and other children with cystic fibrosis because of their weaker immune system
4) Keep your child away from any form of smoke, which aggravates his condition.
5) Encourage your child to stay active. This can improve pulmonary functions and strengthen respiratory muscles.
6) Drink plenty of water every day to liquefy mucus of the bronchi and facilitate its drain.
Signs and symptoms of superinfection
It is important to know the signs and symptoms that indicate the presence of a lung infection. It is therefore advisable to consult a health professional when one or many of the following changes occur in the health status of the person with cystic fibrosis:
- Increase in bronchial secretions
- Increased fatigue
- Loss of appetite
- Presence of fever
- Presence of cough
- More difficulty in breathing
- Reduced tolerance in daily activities and exercise