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Unfortunately there is no minimum age for those who suffer from IP. The IP affects not only adults of all ages, and social extraction, but also newborns, young children, and teenagers. In the smaller ones, however, the prognosis, the general needs, the treatments and the required surveys are different from the adults. In the case of children with IP however the parents must become their lawyer, their spokesman and the custodian. The symptoms of the IP in children are very similar to those of adults, although children are more prone to fatigue, head turns, sense of lack of air, and many of them have frequent fainting, and also tend not to gain weight. Tests used in adults to discover the presence of old blood clots in the lungs, in children are required rare mind. The diagnosis of IP in children can be timely even if, as in adults, before getting to the right diagnosis often the symptoms receive various erroneous interpretations. The most common misdiagnosis is that of asthma. The serious IP is potentially fatal to any patient. However, in children, if it is not cured in time, it worsens more quickly. The clinical picture of children also changes more frequently, and doctors have to make targeted observations and be prepared to change the cure if the child does not react well. With due care, however, children have a better prognosis than adults. In the past decade the approach has been more positive and aggressive in the overall management of IP in children. The recent advances in genetics and new knowledge of cell biology allow a better understanding of the disease, and new therapies offer a better quality of life and greater likelihood of exploded av living. Children response No gift to therapy in the same way as the ad ulti, only for them the treatment of the IP lasts a lifetime. The prescribed treatment must be personalized and adjusted according to the response of the small patient. Children need so much monitoring from highly trained staff, who will provide them with anti and satisfactory cost responses. An optimized management enhance iora significantly the quality of life and the chances of survival. Lung transplantation is an option that should be taken into account in children with severe IP that worsens over time despite the most appropriate care. In most cases, your child's well-being is the best indicator on how his physique is reacting to the IP. A child with IP can go to school, dance, do sports and ride a bike and, unfortunately, be naughty and unbearable like any other child. Like the others (including adults), he too can benefit from a healthy and balanced diet, and good rest periods. It is important to be careful, and not to allow a non-IP physician to prescribe medications to your child; If you have any doubts, contact your group of reference specialists. Make sure your dentist also knows it's affected by IP. Never allow anyone to give your child a general anesthesia without having first informed the team of specialists in IP that follows him, and make sure that they themselves contact the anesthesiologist. Medicines derived from herbs should be used with caution, as little is known about these substances, and in some cases have been found to be harmful. In addition, many children with IP take warfarin or other drugs that serve to "dilute the blood". These drugs may interact with other drugs bought at the counter without prescription. Again, if you have any doubts, contact your team of specialists in IP.

Behave normally

When a child is affected by IP, the whole family gets involved. He himself, his father, his mother, grandparents and other children understandably can feel tired and at the same time worried about his illness. Even if it is difficult, you have to treat your child in the most normal way possible. A child with IP will be happier if the rules remain unchanged and if life goes on as before. You will feel safer and loved if you are treated like others. Children treated differently tend to behave differently, and a child with IP is "different" only for the fact that he is ill. Like any other sick child, even your every now and then will have problems related to the behavior that should be addressed immediately. For example, when they leave the hospital the children become more demanding, they can be more in need of affection, or they can playback enders old habits like the "pee in Bed"; This is a normal reaction (in some cases it is also seen in adults), and you have to Aspettarvela. If you need it, ask for help or advice to your medical specialist in IP. Do not forget that if you have other children in the family you may suffer for the greater attention devoted to the little brother or sister. Make sure that your friends and family don't overlook other children in the family too, and ask them to treat everyone in the same way.

Can I get extra help?

Take contact with a social worker. You may be entitled to some benefits that will help you cope with the obstacles. Your child will probably be able like others to go to school, but you may need help to alleviate the concerns of school staff on its IP. Holidays are an important part in the lives of each of us, even if in your case they will require more planning. For example you may have to solve some problems if your child is in oxygen therapy. Holidays however are a great opportunity for the whole family, because they serve to stop the stress and fatigue everyday. Holidays are expensive, but don't let this become an obstacle. Ask for help, don't be afraid to ask.


Some children with IP have paresis with the same disease, although this case is extremely rare. The disease can develop in children of any age, males and females. Some children may also be born with the IP (this usually happens when at the time of birth they did not get enough oxygen). We don't know why the IP only affects some children. Genetic factors may exist inherited from one of the parents and/or exposure to something in the environment. Sometimes the child contracts the IP as a result of another disease. But remember that whatever the origin, if your child is affected by IP, it is not your fault. You didn't do anything wrong. Unfortunately, it can happen. Children with an untreated IP are often tired, have difficulty breathing when they do exercise and their lips and fingernails can take on a slightly blue color. Children move more than adults, so their blood vessels relax and contract more easily; For this reason they are more prone to have head turns and to suffer fainting. On the playing field, at school, a child can have great difficulty in keeping up with others. Unfortunately, if a child with IP is not cured, it tends to worsen faster than an adult. But with proper care, young children can be even better than adults. Keep a close contact with the group of medical specialists in IP that take care of your child. Ask them what needs to be done, even if problems arise outside normal hours, for example during the night or during the weekend. Make sure that your GP is updated as much as possible on the IP and, more importantly, on the therapy followed by your child. Discuss the condition of your child with his teacher, the gym teacher, the headmaster and the school doctor. Leave your numbers for emergencies. Let others know that your child must avoid contact with sick people. When they turn contagious diseases you claim to be informed. Ask your doctor if it is the case that the school always has oxygen ready to spare. In case your child uses a continuous infusion pump, visit his class to answer the questions of the companions and teachers on the use of the pump. This will prevent the child from having to give explanations. Store on your mobile phone the number of the doctor to call for an emergency, the baby sitter, or a family member who can help you.