What if the child does not get a cough?
Alas, most children get sick and cough from time to time, moreover, they can cough for a long time, so many parents face this problem. And you need to know what to do if the child does not get cough.
There is no single universal method for solving this problem, since cough occurs for various reasons. So, first of all, it is necessary to understand the causes of cough causing to have in the arsenal of methods of its treatment only medically substantiated and effective means.
Why does the child not get a cough?
To get an answer to this question, you need a doctor: only a professional can accurately establish etiology of long-term coughing, that is, diagnose the disease, the symptom of which he is an. From this will depend on the treatment, which can be symptomatic (relief and easing of coughing) or etiological (elimination of the cause of coughing).
From the physiological and medical point of view, cough (in Latin - tussis) is a reflex reaction of the cough center of the brain in response to signals of irritated receptors respiratory tract. And such sensitive nerve endings are present not only in the nasopharynx or bronchial tubes, but also in the diaphragm zone, in the outer shell of the heart (pericardium), in the esophagus and even in the mucous membrane of the stomach.
Among the causes of prolonged cough in children pediatricians include: protracted respiratory infections, chronic tonsillitis and sinusitis, pharyngitis (including atrophic), tracheitis, laryngotracheitis, adenoiditis, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, respiratory mycoplasmosis or chlamydia, the presence of cytomegalovirus, respiratory allergies (allergic pharyngitis and tracheitis, eosinophilic bronchitis and bronchial asthma).
In infants, persistent coughing during feeding can be caused by oropharyngeal or esophageal dysphagia - a violation of the swallowing reflex and the passage of food into the esophagus.
A cough that does not go away for a long time may indicate problems with the thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), bronchiectasis, lack of left ventricle of the heart, gastroesophageal reflux, tuberculosis, intestinal dysbiosis or the presence in the child worms. Finally, it is possible that a prolonged dry cough in a child is one of clinical symptoms of papillomatosis or cyst of the larynx, as well as the initial stage of inheritance cystic fibrosis.
Now you obviously have a clear idea of what to do if the child does not have a cough? Quite right, go to a good doctor and examine the baby. Moreover, one must be prepared for the fact that an otolaryngologist, an allergist, a pulmonologist or a gastroenterologist can be brought to the examination.
It should be noted that, according to pediatricians, only one case of long-term coughing in children of ten is not associated with infectious inflammation of the respiratory tract such as ARVI, tonsillitis or bronchitis.
If the child does not get cough: possible treatment options
As can be seen from all of the above, coughing is different - and not only in the sense of its cause. The "quantity and quality" of cough may vary in a wide range of features of the manifestation of this symptom: dry and with phlegm, with wheezing and whistling, leading almost to vomiting and having the appearance of a lung Coughing .
What if the child does not get cough due to infectious inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract? In such cases, it is necessary to use drugs with mucolytic and enveloping effects, so that dry cough (as doctors say, unproductive) has become wet (productive). For very young children (up to 2, years), this is enough: a sputum coughs out the child and, thereby, the factor annoying the cough receptors will disappear. That is, the cough will pass. Older children, taking into account the often occurring spasm of the bronchi, are prescribed mukokinetic (expectorant) and bronchodilator funds. But with a very strong (before vomiting) debilitating cough, you may need drugs that block the receptors of the Tension zone of the respiratory tract or the cough center.
In case of prolonged dry cough, Ambroxol is recommended in children (other trade names are Ambrobe, Ambrohexal, Lazolvan, Ambrolitic, etc.) or Acetylcysteine (ACTS, Acystein, Acestad).
Dosage of syrup Ambroxol for children under 2 years - on, ml 2 times a day; 2-5 years - on, ml three times a day; after 5 years - 2-3 times a day for 5 ml. Assigned to laryngitis, tracheitis and pneumonia Acetylcysteine is also suitable for cough treatment in cystic fibrosis. The instructions to this drug indicate that it can be used from the age of two, but pediatricians recommend this drug only after 12 years (100-200 mg three times a day). And if the doctor has prescribed a course of antibiotics simultaneously, then Acetylcysteine should be taken two hours after them.
To relieve coughing attacks with viscous, hard-to-cough, phlegm, doctors can recommend combined preparations of Guaifenesin (Tussin) or Ascoril. Guaifenesin can not be used until two years of age. A single dose is, -5 ml (every 4 hours), the maximum daily dose is 20 ml; for children 6-12 years the dosage is doubled. Taking this medicine a child should give more drink. Ascoril is prescribed up to 6 years for 5 ml three times a day, children 6-12 years - 5-10 ml. At use It is necessary to consider, that both these agents raise sputum production, therefore at productive cough they can not be applied.
What should I do if my child does not get cough with phlegm?
To facilitate the excretion of phlegm in wet cough, plant-based products containing the root althea (Altea syrup), licorice root, mother-and-stepmother leaves and plantain, sweet clover, angelica, angelica, thyme (thyme). Of these medicinal plants are prepared decoctions from the calculation: one tablespoon of dry raw materials per 250 ml of water (boil 10 minutes and 20 minutes to insist under the lid). Take them after meals - 50-100 liters twice a day.
Well-known Pertussin (taken on a tea or dessert spoon three times a day) contains an extract thyme, which has antimicrobial properties, and it helps with a dry cough - as an expectorant and softening. Medicinal product of plant origin Bronchipret also contains thyme (essential oil), and still the extract is pinched, due to which it helps to remove a secret accumulating in the bronchi. Drops Bronchitis can be taken from three months (10-15 drops three times a day, after meals). After a year, the dosage is 10 drops plus one drop for each year of life.
Ammonia-anise drops have not lost their effectiveness in facilitating the expectoration of phlegm, which should take children over 12 years - 10-12 drops (previously diluted in a tablespoon of water) 3-4 times in the course of the day.
Do not forget about the inhalation of fermented alkaline mineral water or ordinary baking soda (500 ml of boiling water - a tablespoon), as well as inhalations with infusion of eucalyptus leaves and pine buds (a glass of boiling water - a dining room a spoon).
What if the child does not get a cough, leading him to vomiting and not giving a normal sleep? It is for such situations that the medicines of the mucoregulatory principle of action, which affect the cough center, are intended. For example, syrup from cough Sinekod (Butamirat) is recommended for children: 3-6 years - 5 ml of the drug three times a day, 6-12 years - 10 ml, over 12 years - 15 ml three times a day. For children under 3 years of age, use of syrup is contraindicated. A single dose of Sinecode in drops (4 doses per day): children from 2 months to a year - 10 drops, 1-3 years - 15, and older than 3 years - 25 drops. Newborns up to 2 months of this drug is contraindicated. Receiving Sinecoda can cause side effects (headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, itching of the skin and urticaria).
What if the child does not have a cough of an allergic nature?
A child allergist who identified a specific allergen that causes respiratory allergies in a child, apparently, recommended this allergen (cat, parrots, fish, new woolen carpet, etc.) to remove from apartments. And, of course, I prescribed an antihistamine. It is best if it is a last-generation remedy that does not give excessive drowsiness and does not dry out the mucous membranes (for example, Erius or Cytisin). Preparations of this group are appointed individually - depending on the intensity of manifestation of respiratory allergic symptoms.
Cough of allergic origin is removed with the help of inhaled corticosteroids (Beclomethasone, Beclazon, Budesonide, etc.), the purpose of which is entirely within the competence of the attending physician.
We tried to imagine although part of what to do if the child does not get cough. With the number of possible causes of prolonged cough, parents should not risk the health of children - seek medical help in a timely manner.
Help, cough does not pass the second week, what should I do?
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1. Inhalation is the best remedy for coughing. You can use a special inhaler or just breathe, covered with a blanket, over a pot with brewed chamomile, mint or thyme, or dissolve in hot water 10 tablets of Validol.
Now about how to carry out inhalation. You can roll a funnel from a thick paper, cover it with a wide end or a teapot, and inhale steam through a narrow gap. Many people prefer to breathe steam over the pan, covering the head with a towel. This is also not forbidden, just be careful not to overturn accidentally a pan of hot water. And keep in mind that suffering from hypertension, with increased blood pressure, this method is contraindicated.
It is more convenient for a child to use inhalation from a kettle or coffee pot. Fill it with water for one third. On the spout, put a pacifier with a cut end or a rubber tube through which the baby will breathe. It is recommended to administer inhalation to children from 2 to 3 years of age and under the supervision of an adult.
The duration of any inhalation is 5 - 10 - 15 minutes, for children - up to 5 minutes. Do it 1 - 2. a day.
Inhalation begin in 5 minutes, and for the child 10 minutes after the water boiled. It is strictly forbidden to breathe over boiling water!
2. Folk remedies. Stir the grated black radish with honey and leave for a few hours - as a result you get a healing drink that perfectly copes with a dry cough.
You can drink sweetened onion juice (2-3 spoons a day) or a mixture of freshly squeezed carrot juice with warm milk (:).
Exotic recipe from Brazil: wipe a couple of bananas through a sieve, stir with a glass of warm water or milk, add a spoon of honey - by the way, and a great dessert!
2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tbsp. l. cognac, 2 tbsp. l drink lemon juice for the night of the day 3 and cough as it never happened.
It is useful and simple to drink an infusion of thyme or mother-and-stepmother. Thyme, known to many housewives as a seasoning, has long established itself as a mucus separating and expectorant. Even with the disease with whooping cough, official medicine recognizes the antitussive and spasmolytic effects of thyme. It is sometimes called thyme. Infusion is prepared as follows: 1 tablespoon of herbs pour a glass of boiling water, insist one hour under the lid and filter. Take a tablespoon 3 times a day
Promotes separation of phlegm warm milk with soda (a quarter teaspoon of soda per glass) or milk in half with mineral water (Essentuki No. 4) - two to three times a day. If very tasteless - replace with milk with honey. Cook in a liter of milk of medium size onion and add a spoonful of honey. Use this mixture for the night. Milk is made very tasty, the onions do not smell at all, and even children drink it easily. Dry cough after it becomes softer and faster passes.
3. To get rid of a cough during a cold, you can rub your chest with any (even pork) fat and wrap up warmer. Bearish, badger and other exotic lard has no advantages! A good iodine mesh or a bag of warmed oats or salt placed on the chest is also good. Another option - one pepper plaster on the chest and two under the shoulder blades, keep the day (with a strong burning, take off!).
4. As with the common cold, do not allow sputum to dry out. If the doctor has not appointed, do not take cough suppressants (for example, libexin, tusuprex or codeine). With dry cough at the beginning of the disease mucolytics are effective, increasing the amount of sputum and diluting it (pectusin, licorice syrup and others). And when the cough became wet - expectorants (mucaltin 2 tablets 4 times a day, washed down with warm green tea, smokers - bromhexine or ambroben).
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Marina Korotaeva (Lysunkina)
Buy the most simple inhaler (glass) and breathe with oils.
try the Codterpine tablets. very effective cough remedy.
I'm helped well by the mustard plasters and the ATS 600
see a doctor
Urgently go to see a doctor.
Well, if nothing helps, you may need to see a doctor, take a picture of your lungs. Let the doctor prescribe the treatment.
Black radish juice with honey well helps. Buy a radish in the market, cut off the top as a lid and hollow out the middle. There put the honey, cover the lid, wait for the radish to give the juice and drink it several times a day. The remedy is very good.
For sale inhaler - nebulizer, a very good thing, a little expensive, but it helps instantly with the first application. from 3 to 5 thousand. rub - but it's worth it. At us both adults and children began to hurt less often a bronchitis.
In addition to what you need to see a doctor (ie. To. It can be not only catarrhal, but also hypertension, an allergy) try a root of licorice to much helps or assists.! Art. spoon root brew a glass of water and drink warm this infusion as often as possible (if cooled down add boiling water and drink.
Until the mucus from the lungs comes out, the cough will not go away. Try to stop medication, get complications. Try to switch to a natural plant food that does not form mucus.
Fassing lozenges Faringosept, Laryngosept, Antiangin, drink herbal tea from sage grass, oregano, hyssop, thyme (thyme), do drainage massage on the chest area. Recipes are a lot - remember your childhood and how all of us were treated for colds and angina by parents, grandmothers, grandfathers - and remember yourself with a dozen recipes.
Tablets Ko-trimoxazole, Terpinkod tried? From my experience, it helps quickly!
Terpinkod - Indications for use:
Symptomatic treatment of "dry" cough of any etiology in bronchopulmonary diseases.
Co-trimoxazole-Indications for use:
Respiratory tract infections - bronchitis, pneumonia, lung abscess, pleural empyema, otitis media, sinusitis;
Inhalations do. Me and Prospan are always helpful. Firstly, it acts as an expectorant, and secondly it quickly removes the symptoms of a cough. I cured bronchitis.
Of course, you need to go to the doctor, it's already a chronicle begins. I at once from a cough accept expectorant - effervescent tablets Проспан. Delicious and safe. Quickly all the sputum goes out and everything, there's no coughing.
Here, pills and inhalations will not help, okay cough 5 days wakes up, and 2 weeks is already serious, see a doctor!
What if I can not get rid of a cough?Every person at least once a year overtakes a cold. Since childhood, unpleasant symptoms are familiar to everyone: cough, fever, runny nose, weakness, sore throat. Unfortunately, some symptoms can torment a person even after a complete, seemingly healing. The most common case, when the cold has passed, but does not pass cough. A prolonged cough can be observed for several more weeks after a cold. What is the reason for coughing and how to deal with it?
Cough is a protective reaction of the body to foreign bodies that enter our body. It is included as a protective reflex, when a person choked or even inhaled through the mouth various substances, such as dust. During colds, sputum accumulates in the respiratory tract, which the body perceives as an alien body and with the help of a cough tries to get rid of it and various microbes.
Thus, it becomes clear that the cough should be treated not as a result of the disease, but as a process that helps to recover to the end. This means: it is more correct not to get rid of cough, but to make it more productive.But sometimes the cough becomes very intense, sometimes, not allowing a person to fall asleep, or even causing vomiting. In these cases, undoubtedly, measures should be taken to reduce the strength of this process.
Causes of prolonged cough
Most often, cough occurs with colds:
- respiratory syncytial virus infection;
- adenovirus infection;
- acute or chronic bronchitis;
When a cough occurs, you need to undergo a checkup to find out the cause of his appearance
Of course, there are other serious diseases, which lead to an intense and prolonged cough. If a person does not get a cough for a month, then first you need to see a doctor, and only then start the possible self-treatment. In any case, when a person has a prolonged cough, it is necessary to do a fluorography or even an X-ray.
If a cough during a cold does not go along with the disease, then post cold cough should be treated. Usually it is accompanied by the release of viscous sputum. Treatment should be aimed at liquefying and spitting out of the respiratory tract.
Treatment of a protracted cough
It is wrong to talk about the cough treatment, because it's just a symptom. He either is removed as a symptom, or heals the disease itself, as a result of which he appeared.
- abundant drinking;
- drugs that dilute sputum.
When you cough, the patient should definitely drink plenty of liquid to restore the water balance in the body. Water helps the process of liquefying phlegm and getting it out of the body.
Alkaline mineral waters, such as Borjomi or Essentuki, are especially useful. Addition to a high intake of liquids should be the right food, containing many vitamins - fresh fruits and vegetables.
InhalationAs for inhalations, this is one of the most effective methods for relieving cough. It is not difficult to make inhalation, besides there are many different ways, and each patient can choose for himself the most accessible of them. One of the options: brew such herbs as chamomile, sage, thyme, coltsfoot, add a teaspoon of soda food and a couple drops of eucalyptus or menthol oil, and then inhale the vapors. You can administer the inhalation several times a day.
By the way, essential oils are very effective in steam inhalers. You need to choose those that contribute to the dilution of sputum, softening of the mucosa of the respiratory tract.The lavender essential oil has a softening effect. Antiseptics are eucalyptus and thyme. An expectorant effect will be achieved with the use of incense and majorana essential oil. You can prepare a mixture of oils for inhalation yourself, or buy it already ready in the pharmacy.
Reception of medicines at a cough should be carried out only on purpose of the doctor
As for the drugs, then it's worth to be especially careful. As in the case of other drugs, the choice of medicine should only be trusted by a specialist. Come to the pharmacy and on the advice of a pharmacist to purchase a popular expectorant is a big mistake many patients make.
In some cases, it can help, but in others it can even do harm, because a pharmacist can not deliver an accurate diagnosis. Therefore, it is worth to go to the doctor and find out what exactly is the reason for a prolonged, not passing cough.
Speaking generally about medicines, you should know that drugs for liquefying sputum are divided into mucolytic and expectorant. Mucolytics are prescribed in cases when sputum is very viscous and it is difficult to be excreted from the body. Expectorant medications are needed in situations where sputum, on the contrary, is small. They help bronchi to extract phlegm, making it more fluid. At the same time, the medicine causes a cough, so that the bronchi are cleared.
A separate group of drugs are antitussive drugs. As you know, cough is not always worth eliminating, because it helps the body to clear itself of germs and sputum. But in some cases, with a dry suffocating cough, antitussive drugs are prescribed.
Do this only a doctor, because these drugs can have strong side effects. In addition, in the presence of phlegm, the taking of these medicines must be stopped immediately. Even if you take medication for a while, the cough worries for another 1-2 weeks, then you need to see a doctor, you may need to change the treatment.
How to relieve lingering cough?
There are some simple methods that will help make the cough less painful. Using these tips, available to everyone, you can bring the sick body a lot of benefits:
- Rinse the throat with saline. Solution: warm water with a diluted teaspoon of salt. You can make this solution with baking soda and add a drop of iodine. The irritated throat will not hurt so much when coughing.
- To give up smoking. If the patient smokes, then at least for the period of treatment, it is worth to give up a bad habit, or at least reduce the number of smoked cigarettes to a minimum.
- Humidified air. If there are special devices for humidifying the air, then you must use them, and if not, you can simply put a couple of cans of water in the corners of the room. Humid air easily penetrates into the lungs, and dry - irritates them, causing coughing attacks.
- With a dry cough, you need to use a spoonful of honey. Strengthen the effect of honey with finely chopped garlic or onions. This remedy softens the throat and has an antibacterial effect.
Thus, with the right approach to treating the disease, you can effectively get rid of the cough, eliminating its complications. It must be remembered that any disease that has not completely disappeared can have serious consequences for the body.
Cough does not pass 2 weeks - what to do?
What to do when the cough does not pass for 2 weeks, directly depends on many factors, but the main one is the correctness of the diagnosis. A usual cough caused by a cold or flu should subside within 7-10 days. If this did not happen, then the treatment was not selected correctly. The reason for this is most often the faulty diagnosis, or its absence at all. After all, admit, not all of us after the first sneeze run to the doctor.
Why does the coughing last 2 weeks or more?
The fact that coughing for two weeks does not go wrong with the mistakes in the treatment. Usually with colds, we try to knock down the fever as soon as possible and cope with a runny nose and cough. But after all, all these symptoms are not the disease itself, but the reaction to it of the organism! And the nature of these symptoms is quite logical: at a temperature of 37-38 degrees, bacteria lose the ability to multiply and perish.
The same goes for viruses. With the help of a cold the human body cleans the nasal passage, washing off new bacteria from the mucous membrane, well, coughing serves for the removal of the products of vital activity of pathogenic microbes and mucus from the lower parts of the organs respiration. That's why, when a dry cough does not pass for 2 weeks, you should take not antitussive medicines, but mucolytics. They contribute to the dilution of phlegm and make the cough moist. When the bronchi are cleared - the cough will stop by itself, without the use of medication. This will avoid such serious complications as bronchitis and pneumonia.
Also, one should not forget that drinking with colds should be abundant, otherwise the body will not have the opportunity to produce mucus, remove toxins and metabolic products. Incidentally, it is the excessively dry air in the room and the lack of fluid in the body with an increased external temperature most often caused by coughing in children. It may not be associated with a cold at all, being a reaction of sensitive mucous nasopharynx to climatic conditions.
In addition to colds and complications on its background, the reason that an adult can not cough for 2 weeks may be such factors:
- Chronical bronchitis;
- presence of benign and malignant tumors in respiratory organs;
- cardiovascular diseases;
- neurological diseases;
- defeat of pulmonary structures.
Than to cure if it does not pass 2 weeks?
The first thing that should be done with a prolonged cough is to consult a doctor. Only after the true cause of this symptom is identified, it will be possible to talk about treatment. Do it yourself is very difficult: to recognize pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchitis, or pneumonia without special manipulation is impossible. In addition, often the cause of coughing may be an allergy, a reaction to medications, or chemicals. It has long been noted that many drugs used in the therapy of heart disease cause a cough as a side effect. Also, the cause of a protracted cough may be osteochondrosis or cramping of the neck muscles. There are cases when a cough provokes excessive emotional stress and stress. Agree, it is better to entrust diagnostics to professionals.
If you are sure that the cough is caused by a cold, we can recommend such ways of fighting it:
- bed rest and copious drinking;
- cleanliness in the room, good air humidity;
- reduced temperature in the patient's room;
- if necessary - the reception of expectorant medicines, antibacterial and antiviral drugs.
Under these conditions, the body is much easier to cope with a bacterial and viral infection on its own. But it is worth remembering that this is possible only if there is enough good immunity.