Use Cough Medicines For Children
Coughing is a common symptom. Particularly in children very susceptible to cough due to susceptible to respiratory infections, ENT diseases brought to cough receptors irritated.
Babies cough and cough medicine
A cough is a protective physiological reflex. It is through coughing, which is manifested by the strong exhalation that helps clean the airway, expel mucus, secretions or foreign matter into the airways, helping the respiratory tract to function properly.
There are some cases, such as bronchial asthma, acute bronchitis, needing cough to expel mucus and using cough reflex suppressant is not beneficial, only harmful. In children should only use cough medicine when children dry cough, excessive coughing, causing fatigue, vomiting, insomnia.
Children may also cough due to a cold, especially during the rainy season. In case of a cold, even sore throat (sore throat in children often caused by a viral infection) causes a cough
However, many parents often worry and care when they see a child cough, giving children cough medicine right away.
The most commonly used cough medicine is antihistamines, which have anti-allergic effects but also soothe, relieve coughs, and syrups for children in the form of a syrup or liquid. The drug only contains one antihistamine active ingredient: Phénergan syrup, Théralène syrup.
And drugs containing many components to reduce cough (including antihistamines and cough suppressants are dextromethorphan), Pulmofar liquid, Toplexil syrup, Atussin syrup ... Dose of syrup form is calculated by spoon or measuring device engraved Draw the line with the medication, how the dose for the child will be based on the instructions for use of the drug or ask the pharmacist at the pharmacy for information
In particular, cough medicines contain active ingredients containing antihistamines that have a side effect of causing drowsiness.
Unfortunately, there are some parents who abuse the drowsiness side effect of giving their children Phénergan or Théralène syrup like a sleeping pill so they don't disturb, don't cry at night and use it for a few days, from month to month ( !). Used as if it is very harmful to the health of children.
The latest medical information recommends that children under 2 years of age not use cough medicines containing antihistamines (such as Phénergan syrup) because they are too small to cause irritation and seizures.
- When seeing a child coughing and have given some common cough medicine such as anti-allergy syrup for cough treatment mentioned above for several days for no more than 3 days, or seeing the child coughing but breathing method, abnormal breathing rate such as: rapid breathing from 50 times / minute or more, difficult breathing, chest concave on inhalation or difficulty breathing asthma-style, should take the child to a medical facility or doctor immediately for medical treatment.
- Need special attention, there are cough medicines in ingredients containing CODEIN (such as brand name Neocodion, Eucalyptine, Terpine Gonnon, Terpine-codeine ...) only for adults, not for children.
There were children too young codeine poisoning was lethargic, stopped breathing.
- If the child coughs and has given the child anti-allergic cough syrup for three days without feeling better, he should be examined. At this time, it is clear to choose when to use medicines for dry cough, when to take phlegm thinners, even antibiotics, corticosteroid anti-inflammatory drugs, only a doctor who is professionally knowledgeable medicine. Sometimes, it is the doctor's examination that finds a child with a cough due to an object in the airway.
- There are some cases where we see doctors treating coughs for children who take antibiotics because they have identified a cough as a symptom of respiratory tract infection or determined to have superinfection. Sometimes doctors give children corticoid anti-inflammatory drugs (such as prenisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone ...
) when children have severe respiratory infections (pneumonia, bronchitis ...). Or to treat a cough with thick, difficult sputum, there is a medicine that dilutes the phlegm, which reduces the consistency of mucus in the bronchus, such as Mucomyst, Exomuc, etc. which are also prescribed for children. Please be emphasized, drugs such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory corticosteroids must be given to the doctor for medical examination for children appointed, parents should not arbitrarily seek to buy for children to use, misuse will be harmful to children.
Prof.Dr. Nguyen Huu Duc. . Dịch vụ: Thiết kế website, quảng cáo google, đăng ký website bộ công thương uy tín
- Creating a good habit before going to bed will help you have a more comprehensive health and avoid many risks of diseases, in addition to giving you a deep and comfortable sleep. SucKhoe9.Com introduces some healthy bedtime habits for you. Bedtime habits are good for health ...Body age young or old according to experts can be predicted through what you eat, drink, daily activities. Many people think that when you are young, you do not need to worry about aging problems of your body. Some even say that when you turn the age of "hash", you ...Bad habit of forgetting to wash your hands when going to the kitchen Hand washing is essential in getting started in the kitchen for cooking. Washing your hands not clean or forgetting to wash your hands will have a huge impact on your health. Because then the food can be contaminated, ...For health care and protection, the motto of prevention is better than cure is always correct in all cases, you will have a good health, high resistance, an effective immune system if any. A good sense of prevention is also the foundation for you to constantly improve your quality of life and ...Wisdom penis cancer is a common disease, but its dangers are not small. The quick prevention and early treatment will prevent the disease from spreading and is safe for the health of men. Here's how to prevent and treat penile cancer. How to prevent penile cancer: - Vaccination against HPV type ...Breakfast is essential for everyone, providing energy for activities during the day. Also, overnight, your body needs nutrients and food to work back to normal. Waking up in the morning can be difficult for many people, especially those accustomed to working overtime or working late into the ...While many people are in need of weight loss, there are a large number of women who want to gain weight by all means. When hearing the story "want to gain weight", many women will certainly say: "easy". However, for those who are overweight, how easy this is, for those who ...As humans, we all want to live long, sometimes even want life to be eternal. But we ourselves cannot deny the law of creation. So to live longer, we must first have health. Healthy people will have a long life expectancy. So what must we do to have good health? The following 10 methods will help ...Health is the best valuable thing of human. This is especially true for those who are preparing to build a nest. But how to be in good health when you have to deal with a ton of work? Very simple. (SKDS) - Health is the most precious human capital. This is especially true for those who are ...Summer with hot weather easily makes people feel thirsty and cool ice glasses are always attractive. However, drinking ice on a regular basis is not good for your health and it doesn't really relieve your thirst. So how to get into the habit of drinking water properly in hot season. Drink warm ...