Coughing - a symptom that accompanies almost any infection

Are you worried about your child's cough? It is also usually accompanied by problems with the throat and breathing, a feeling of breakdown and a malaise. These are typical signs of an infection. A troublesome cough makes it difficult to function during the day and does not allow you to fully rest at night. How to deal with it? How to bring relief to a child?

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1. Recognize the enemy

Coughing in children should not be taken lightly, as it can be a sign of many different diseases. It is worth observing the child closely and checking what type of cough we are dealing with. Thanks to this, we will take appropriate action, effectively alleviate the symptoms and get rid of the unpleasant symptom faster.

The most common division is dry and wet cough. In the case of dry cough, its attacks are often observed - for a while, the child coughs intensely, but no discharge appears. A dry cough is often the first sign that an infection is developing. If you notice that your child also has a runny nose, a fever and an irritated throat, it is probably a cold.

If the cough is accompanied by the coughing up of thick mucus, it is a wet cough. This type of infection occurs in the second phase of infection, when the amount of secretion produced increases. To minimize the risk of choking, cleanse your nose regularly, keep your baby hydrated and keep the room moist.

Sometimes parents notice an unusual type of cough - barking. Toddler's breath becomes wheezing and sudden bouts of coughing make sleep difficult and make him hoarse. A barking cough is a very loud dry cough that indicates a so-called subglottic laryngitis.

2. What can a cough say?

Coughing accompanies almost any infection. It usually occurs with the seasonal cold, along with other symptoms such as runny nose, raised body temperature, throat problems, irritability, and malaise. However, it is worth knowing that coughing can also be a symptom of more serious diseases.

Your child is coughing and hoarse? These may be symptoms of laryngitis and require medical attention and treatment. If the cough lasts a long time and has changed from dry to wet and, in addition, the child has a fever, it may be suspected bronchitis.

Coughing is also one of the symptoms associated with pneumonia. In addition to the troublesome cough, there may be fever, abdominal pain, nausea, chest pain and severe weakness. It is imperative to see a pediatrician to start treatment as soon as possible.

3. Effective fight against cough

Problems with expectoration, coughing, runny nose and difficulty breathing are symptoms that are very distressing - especially for children. How can you help your little one? It is worth reaching for preparations containing ingredients that have a positive effect on the child's respiratory tract.

One of them is common thyme, which facilitates expectoration by increasing the secretion of mucus in the upper respiratory tract. Additionally, it has a soothing effect on the throat, larynx and vocal cords. Peppermint oil will help a stuffy nose and make it easier to breathe as it helps to improve the flow of air through the nose. The child has a throat complaint? Try marshmallow remedies to soothe irritations in the throat, larynx, and vocal cords.

Also, remember to humidify the air in your baby's room. Place damp towels on the radiator or use a humidifier. Also, make sure that the child receives adequate amounts of fluids that moisturize the mucosa and help alleviate the symptoms of infection.

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