Tracheitis in children: how to treat the disease, what are its causes and what are the symptoms
Tracheitis or the inflammation of the trachea often occurs as a complication after the flu.
Symptoms of tracheitis, signs of chronic disease
The main symptom of tracheitis is, of course, a painful attack of coughing. It is accompanied by unpleasant, painful sensations in the chest. Cough in the case of tracheitis can be both dry and with the release of purulent-serous sputum. The most severe attacks occur at night and in the morning.
Chronic tracheitis is accompanied by other signs: hoarseness of the voice, sore throat, nasal congestion, subfebrile temperature, general weakness, increased fatigue.
This disease affects the older generation, and adults, and children, adolescents, and even babies. Just the same, the latter are in a special group of risk. After all, the respiratory system of the baby is very vulnerable, and the slightest cold is accompanied by viral attacks.
If tracheitis is manifested in children, than treating it, how to help the child and at the same time not to harm his health? Our article will try to answer these questions.
How is tracheitis in children?
Than to treat? It is this question that arises in the parents who, wanting to save the child from suffering, are lost, not knowing which drugs to give preference. Let's start in order. The main sign of child tracheitis is a night cough, which can last even 2-3 hours in a row. In the afternoon, as a rule, there is only a slight cough. It's on the fight against a severe night attack that parents pay attention, they buy various syrups, tablets from a cough in the pharmacy. is that enough? How and how to treat a tracheitis in a child correctly?
This disease significantly weakens the immunity of the child, and in fact it is one of the most necessary conditions for the normal development of the baby's body. Thus, it becomes obvious that for the treatment of tracheitis and its effects, a normal cough syrup will not be enough. It is necessary to resort to immunomodulatory therapy. Antibiotics for tracheitis in children, such as "Bioparox", "Azithromycin", various anti-inflammatory drugs, are certainly necessary, but they will not be enough. To raise the level of immunity, the child should drink natural teas: raspberry, lime, kalinovy, as well as warm milk with honey. Every day, you need to take a double or even triple the amount of vitamins A and C.
Tracheitis in children. Than to treat a disease? A few additional tips
Certain diseases, of course, are perfectly treated with folk remedies. This is recognized even by specialists. But self-medication is inappropriate for a problem such as tracheitis in children. Than to treat this illness, the doctor should solve. Very often doctors for the therapy of tracheitis in children prescribe various aerosol preparations. Independently without any risk of harming the baby's health, one can only resort to rubbing the baby's breast with various balms, such as Dr Mom, Zvezdochka, etc. It is advisable to hold the procedure couple of times a day, you can start it from the first day of illness. One of the grinds is mandatory for the night before going to bed.
A good and very effective addition to the treatment of tracheitis in children, appointed by the doctor, are steam inhalations. They need to start about the third day of the disease. Classical inhalation is unlikely to be suitable for very young patients. In this case, you can simply put the liquid on the gas, close the door to the kitchen and stand with the baby in the arms near the plate for about 7-10 minutes.