Acute respiratory infections in rural Bangladesh: cultural understandings, practices and the role of mothers and community health volunteers.

@article{Rashid2001AcuteRI,
  title={Acute respiratory infections in rural Bangladesh: cultural understandings, practices and the role of mothers and community health volunteers.},
  author={Sabina Faiz Rashid and Abdul Hadi and Kaosar Afsana and Shamim Ara Begum},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2001},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={249-55}
}
Qualitative data collected from 63 older and younger mothers revealed that almost all recognized pneumonia and all described mild and severe signs and symptoms to explain incidences of pneumonia. Respiratory illnesses were attributed to humoral imbalances, supernatural causes and "negligent" mothers. Home care practices involved drinking specially prepared juices, massaging the child with oil and avoiding "cooling" foods. Traditional and allopathic care was sought depending on the perceived… CONTINUE READING
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