Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Cough in children.. One of the body's defenses when exposed to respiratory problems

Cough in children:

Coughing is a means of the body's defense when exposed to respiratory problems, so it is better to treat the cause than to suppress the cough.
Caution should be taken with cough-relieving medications. A child cannot take all kinds of these medicines, and the medicine varies according to age and weight.
Some cough suppressants are forbidden to be taken before two years and if the weight is less than 13 kg.
Medicines made with herbs are forbidden to be taken by children because their ingredients are not controlled, their effect on growth is unknown, and their effectiveness is not proven.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
The peculiarity of children is that they can inhale objects (such as toys, food...) that enter the airways and cause coughing to expel these objects. If left behind, these bodies putrefaction and residues. In the event of a bad situation, the treatment is to remove part of the lung!!!
Another peculiarity of children is that they get very sick with allergies that cause coughing. In the event that your son is coughing, it is advised not to send him to schools and kindergartens to avoid infection.
A change in the child's voice with coughing is a danger signal for the child (usually not dangerous for adults).

When should the doctor be examined?

Can not be detected:
If the cough is not accompanied by any of these symptoms:
  • Fever.
  • Sore throat.
  • difficulty breathing.
  • whistling.
  • change in voice

If the cough disappears after a few days.

Same day detection:

  • If there is a fever or sore throat.
  • If there is wheezing in the chest.
  • If the cough does not decrease after a few days.

detect immediately:

  • If there is difficulty in breathing, in swallowing, in breastfeeding.
  • If the sound of the little one changes (decrease).
  • If you feel that the little one is a failure or tired.
  • If the cough is harsh (like a dog barking).
  • If a foreign object (toy, pill...) is inhaled.