Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Alternate Names : SIDS, Crib Death
What are the treatments for the condition?
There is no treatment for the infant because the diagnosis
can be made only after death. Support groups or counseling may be
advised for the parents.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
There is no treatment for SIDS and therefore no side effects.
What happens after treatment for the condition?
Parents of an infant who dies of SIDS often go through shock,
grief, and guilt. They often feel that there is something they may have done
to cause it or could have done to prevent it. Compassion from friends and
family, as well as professionals, can help the parents to cope. Support
and empathy are needed.
Accusations should be avoided. While a small percentage of unexplained
infant deaths are due to child abuse,
these probably account for less than 5% of cases.
How is the condition monitored?
thoughts in a parent should be reported to the doctor.