Laryngitis in children
In the spring and autumn, when immunity weakens, childrenbegin to ache catarrhal diseases, including inflammation of the larynx or laryngitis. In children, this disease is associated more often with viral infections or fungi, but it can be caused by allergies, as well as overexertion of vocal cords. The laryngitis is treated, but it is necessary to watch that not to lead up to an edema of a larynx - in this case there is a risk of a lethal outcome.
With mild illness, a sick child caninflammation of the adenoids and runny nose. In more serious cases, inflammation spreads to the bronchi, trachea, cough, hoarseness of voice and a sore throat. The acute form of laryngitis can be the result of transferred rubella, measles, influenza.
Laryngitis in children who are singing cancharacterized by the presence of "knots of the singer" - small tubercles on the ligaments, which lead to hoarseness. Only the right treatment will avoid a hoarse voice for life.
A prolonged cough, a prolonged period of inflammation of the throat, nose, and also a long stay in dusty premises can provoke chronic laryngitis.
Treatment of laryngitis in children
Do not attempt to treat yourself. If the child is sick, he should in any case be examined by a doctor who will diagnose and tell you how and what to treat. Laryngitis in children can occur against the background of other inflammatory diseases, then only a doctor will be able to prescribe the correct complex treatment.
If concomitant diseases do not occurdiagnosed, then there is nothing complicated in treating the inflammation of the larynx. The older child needs to explain that for a while you can not talk, you need to play with the kids in a game, according to the conditions of which you need to remain silent, so the ligaments will rest. It is necessary to drink a lot of warm liquid, warm milk with oil and honey helps to lubricate and moisturize the larynx. The laryngitis in children is well treated with inhalations with infusion of chamomile and eucalyptus, as an alternative you can breathe over boiled potatoes. As for nutrition, try to exclude everything that can irritate the inflamed mucous larynx: sour, spicy and even fried. Legs and throats should be warm, so put a scarf around your neck, and warm socks on your feet. With laryngitis, a prolonged dry cough is possible, talk to your doctor about which anti-cough drugs will suit your child. From herbs with dry cough helps plantain, althea root, heather grass, linden flowers, flax seed, mother-stepmother leaf.
Treatment of laryngitis in children under one year of age
A somewhat different treatment approach is used,if diagnosed with laryngitis in children under one year. Such babies are difficult to tolerate the disease: their airways are narrow and the inflammation narrows the larynx severely - it becomes difficult to breathe. Symptoms of laryngitis in infants are as follows: dyspnea, hoarse crying, dry and red throat, the baby becomes pale and restless, the temperature may rise. Do not panic, first of all call a doctor, if the temperature is high, then immediately. While waiting for the doctor to arrive, give the baby warm breast milk (or mixture) with a pinch of soda to relieve swelling in the throat. Moisten the air in the baby's room with a moisturizer or a wet diaper. Further, proceeding from the nature of the inflammatory process, the specialist will tell you what procedures to perform, what ointments or medicines will suit your baby.
Laryngitis with laryngeal edema or false cereal
One of the most dangerous forms of laryngitis is falsecroup, the main symptom - a strong swelling of the larynx. This laryngitis is most common in children aged 6-8 years. It develops very quickly, and the first thing that parents should do is to call an ambulance. Think and delay can not be, otherwise a fatal outcome is possible. Before the arrival of doctors, it is necessary to remove swelling with alkaline drink, to make inhalation with an alkaline solution. If there is a high temperature, then you need to try to knock it down to avoid cramps.