Today, doctors most often prescribe mucolytics. These are drugs that thin the sputum, as a result, it is easier to remove from the respiratory tract of the child.
Mucolytic drugs are of chemical and natural origin.
The main component of chemicals is Ambroxol. However, taking chemical drugs, you need to remember about the possible allergic reactions of the body.
In medical practice, mucolytics of plant origin are considered the safest.
Well proven drugs containing concentrated extract of plantain. For example, Dr. Theiss cough syrup, which is based on plantain extract (1: 1) and peppermint oil.
Not all vegetable syrups are indicated for use in children. In Russia, cough syrup Doctor Tayss is allowed by the Ministry of Health and Social Development from the first year of life.
Moreover, it can be taken during pregnancy and lactation.
Dr. Theiss syrup is a medicine from Germany that relieves cough precisely because of the effect on two stages of the disease. Often, at the initial stage of the disease, there is a dry cough associated with inflammation of the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract and irritation of the receptors located there.
Doctor Theiss concentrated extract of plantain has a coating effect and thus reduces the incidence and intensity of attacks of unproductive cough.
During illness, bronchial secretions can become viscous and thick, which makes it difficult for sputum to discharge; there is its stagnation and conditions for the reproduction of microbes are created. Under the influence of syrup, Dr. Theiss increases the amount of sputum, it becomes more liquid, it is easier to cough up – therefore, after taking the medicine, the cough from the dry becomes wet.
The drug increases the motor activity of the cilia of the bronchial epithelium and prevents them from sticking together – this also contributes to the timely release of sputum from the respiratory tract. As a result of the action of the drug in the pulmonary alveoli, the secretion of a special substance of surfactant increases, which helps cleanse the surface of the alveoli.
Thus, Dr. Theiss syrup can be applied both in dry and wet cough.
Let this fall be for you, Dr. Theiss, without a cough with syrup.