The child has bronchitis. How can we treat it?
With the onset of autumn days, everything becomescolder, and then trouble happens - the child has bronchitis ... Parents, of course, do not have a poem, because they want the baby to grow up healthy. Moreover, the appearance of bronchitis can lead to long-term complications, and the disease itself can not be cured so simply. Disease "acute bronchitis" a child, 2 years old, is more exposed than his mother or father. Why is this happening?
The causes of bronchitis in children are always the same: immunity, features of anatomy and environment. Do not forget that the "adjustment" of the child's organism for the upcoming adult life will continue for many more years. While the immune system of your child does not work at full strength, she is not yet able to recognize the attacking organism of the infection and give it an effective rebuff. This is in the first place. At the child, especially the first years of life, the bronchi are shorter and wider than in the adult. Consequently, the path of infection to the target is easy and short. Especially in damp and cold weather on the street, in the air dried by central heating in the room, after regular communication with other children, and even with parents who smoke at the baby.
The fact that a child has bronchitis, it becomes clear notat once: he, artful, skillfully disguises himself under the most common cold. While the viruses develop inflammation before the mucosal reaction in the form of sputum discharge, and a dry cough will appear, along which it will be possible to recognize the enemy, will take two to three days, and time will be lost. So call the doctor right away, at the first sign of a cold. The earlier treatment begins, the lower the likelihood that bronchitis will appear at all.
Cough is a warning signal: the body turned on the protective mechanism and tries not to give the infection that has spawned on the mucous membrane of the upper respiratory tract, penetrate deeper and reach the bronchi and lungs. After such a warning, a visit to the doctor can not be postponed. Even if before that the cold flowed quite tolerably and was treated with home remedies. Any kind of self-treatment on the part of good parents is unacceptable! Especially antibiotics. You will have only a 5% chance of coping with the disease, since the child's bronchitis (as in the adult) is overwhelmingly caused by a viral infection against which antibiotic drugs are powerless. So that evil viruses will survive, but good microorganisms that form a natural protective barrier from pathogens will die. Another thing is, if antibiotics are prescribed by a doctor - then it's a necessity.
A special warning to parents: do not even try to completely suppress cough! And consult a doctor even about innocuous, it would seem, candy from a cough. In this case, independent decision-making is unacceptable. Tell me, are you sure that the child has bronchitis? And if it's masterfully masked for it and heavier bronchial asthma, whooping cough or false groats? With them, suppressing cough will contribute to a more severe course of the disease.
In fact, to relieve the patient's conditionchild, give it an emollient and a cough. Do not forget to carefully read the instructions attached to the drug. Because antitussive drugs will be appropriate for dry cough, but not at wet.
Remember also that bronchitis develops quickly, butthe health of the child after it is restored slowly. Even when the disease has receded, both strength and immunity will be fully restored only after a month and a half.