Here are 5 cases when coughing in children can be a cause for concern.
The baby goes to bed with a clogged nose, sleeps quietly for several hours after he starts to suffocate and struggles to breathe. And the cough resembles a bark.
What causes coughing? A viral infection that causes inflammation of the larynx and trachea. This phenomenon is common between October and March and usually affects children between 6 months and 3 years of age.
What to do? When the baby wakes up from sleep with this coughing, infuse him well and take him out. Cold air helps relax the airways. Another option is to take him to the shower, let go of the hot water and spend 15-20 minutes in the steam. The hot air will soften the mucus and release the airways. Also, a humidifier turned on during the baby’s sleep is ideal. Make sure you hydrate your baby well. Call the emergency if the minor has severe breathing difficulties or if the cough lasts for more than five minutes.
Productive or Phlegmatic Cough
Wet coughs, often called productive coughs, clear mucus (or phlegm) from the upper airways.
The baby has a cough that seems to be mucous, his nose is flowing, he has his sore throat, his eyes are aphrodite, and he lacks appetite.
What Causes Productive Coughing? An extremely contagious cold that may take one to two weeks. Children chill on average 6-10 times a year, so you have to prepare for such episodes. Also, bronchitis or pneumonia can cause productive cough.
What to do? Because the colds are caused by viruses, antibiotics do not work. Ask a pediatrician if the fever and green mucosities persist. This may mean that airway over-infestation has occurred. If the baby is too small to know how to blow your nose, spray a nasal saline solution, then use the nasal pumpkin or baby’s handkerchief. The humidifier and a steam bath are also useful for preventing mucositis. Do not give the child medication after the ear and consult the pediatrician even for sucking pills. Not all are recommended for young children.
If the doctor has diagnosed pneumonia then he will recommend antibiotic treatment. Depending on the severity of the disease, it can be treated at home or at the hospital.
The baby has coughing episodes throughout the winter. Day sauses, episodes fall off at night or when the child runs.
What causes dry cough? Asthma, a chronic disease that affects the airways and the lungs that inflame and narrow and produce more mucus. Although parents think that wheezing is the main sign of asthma, dry, coughing – especially at night – can be a very important symptom. The mucus produced in the lungs nudges the children, which makes them cough. Another alarm for parents should be that this cough occurs after exercise, allergies, colds, or when children are out in cold air. If your child is small or too weak, you will notice that his chest is growing every time he breathes.
What to do? Contact your pediatrician immediately if you suspect asthma. If the child is older than 5 years, he or she may be subjected to special tests. But if it is smaller, the details provided by the parents are as important as the doctor’s consultation. Do not miss out on a child’s condition, even if it may seem inconsequential to you and, especially, tell your doctor if you have asthma in your family. Call the emergency if the little one has serious breathing problems, can not talk, eat or drink.
The baby has cooled for a few days and now has an irritating cough with a whirring sound. Repsira quickly and is very agitated.
What causes wheezing? Bronsiolitis, a bronchial infection, the smallest respiratory channels in the lungs. When these become inflamed and filled with mucus, it is very difficult for the child to breathe. The most common cause of bronchiolitis is infestation with the virus called RSV. Bronsiolites occur in young children especially during the winter months.
What to do? Contact the pediatrician as soon as the child has respiratory problems or swallow. The child must rest and drink plenty of fluids. In some cases, medical treatment may be recommended, as are cases requiring hospitalization.
The baby has been cold for over a week, and he cakes even 20 times in a row. Between coughing episodes he has difficulty breathing and makes a noise like the begging when he wants to inspire.
What Causes whooping cough? A bacterium known as Bordetella pertussis causes whooping cough infection that produces inflammation and even airway blockage. Children who have not been vaccinated (DTP) are predisposed to this disease, but even those immunized if they are less than 6 months old are enrolled in the risk group. These episodes of cough can lead to vomiting, when breathing stops, they can bruise their lips because they do not get enough oxygen.
What to do? Call your doctor immediately if you suspect the baby may have a convulsive cough. Children under 6 months of age must be hospitalized. The infection is treated with antibiotics, and adults and other children in the family should be treated with precaution. Treatment cure the infection within 5 days if the disease was discovered in time. However, there are cases where the child may be ill for up to one month because the disease is relapsing or other respiratory complications may occur.