Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD): Prevention
, or chILD, is a broad term for a group of rare lung diseases that can affect babies, children, and teens. These diseases have some similar symptoms, such as , rapid breathing, and shortness of breath.
Preventing Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD)
At this time, most types of (chILD) can’t be prevented. People who have a family history of inherited () interstitial lung disease may want to consider . A counselor can explain the risk of children inheriting chILD.
You and your child can take steps to help prevent infections and other illnesses that worsen chILD and its symptoms. For example: