Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

Coughing in a child can be a manifestation of a disease so severe and widespread in children as bronchitis.

Bronchitis- this is swelling and inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchi, which causes coughing. This disease can be likeviral(a complication after a viral infection) andbacterialand in each case we need our own methods of treatment.

Especially prone to bronchitischildrenwhose immunity is often too weak to resist infection, and it “descends” below in the bronchi.

Here are somethe symptomswill tell you that a child may have bronchitis:

  • - Cough (may be wet, but more often - dry and intrusive)
  • - Temperature (but it may not be with bronchitis)
  • - Noisy wheezing, shortness of breath, nasolabial blue in a child
  • - wheezing on both sides of the chest

Pediatric infectious diseases specialist, doctor with 20 years of experience, Elena Borovskaya, tells how to treat bronchitis in a child:"Treatment of bronchitis should take place in several directions: first, bfight infection secondly likvidatsiya swelling and phlegm removal from the bronchi of the child, thirdly, bfight dry compulsive cough".

We also add that it is very important to treat bronchitis so that it does not become chronic, which is dangerous because the walls of the bronchi become thinner and over time there is a risk of asthma. With timely treatment, the disease disappears in 2-3 weeks, but if the child is still small (especially up to a year), then it may be 3-4 weeks before his recovery.
Mama-forumwomanUAUA.info under the nickname Caritsa writes:"My Vanechka started coughing when he was 7 months old. I wrote off the teeth and drool (because we already had this) and did not pay attention until one evening the temperature jumped below 40 ... The doctor prescribed antibiotics because they missed bronchitis; ((".

Concerningdrug treatmentthen it should be prescribed exclusively by a doctor, pediatrician or infectious disease specialist, after a thorough diagnosis and, if necessary, tests. For our part, simply say that such treatment usually includes vasoconstrictor, decongestants, and antibiotics if bronchitis is caused by a bacterial infection.

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We’ll take a closer look athome remedies and dietsick child:

- Diet should bemilk and vegetableenriched with vitamins. Fatty and spicy food is better to exclude.

- Be sure to let the childdrink plenty of warm fluids: water, tea, compote or juice, milk - in a word, do not regret, it is all for the benefit now!

- For better coughing, you need to do a special every morning.breathing exercises and massageThe exercise should show the doctor.

- If a child has a fever, you needbed restuntil its full normalization.

- If there is no temperature, the procedures will be helpful.warming up: hot foot baths (with mustard or herbs), mustard plasters (on the baby’s chest and back), common warm baths, also with herbs (chamomile, sage, mint, St. John's wort), temperatures of 38 degrees. Baths are best held at bedtime, then for 1.5-2 hours the windows in the apartment should be closed.

- Also very helpfulinhalation for throat. They can be made on mineral water with herbs (eucalyptus, calendula) or just steam.

- In addition, the child can be servedexpectorant fee- the most effective in this regard is recognized chest collection, or breast tea - 3-4 times a day.You can still trydecoction of Althea root:2 tablespoons of the crushed roots pour a glass of hot water, heated in a water bath for 30 minutes, infuse for 30 minutes. Take 1/4 cup 3-4 times a day between meals.

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    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention

    Bronchitis in children: symptoms, treatment and prevention