What causes a dry cough in a child and how to treat it
Heavy coughing in a baby is most often perceived by the parents as the first symptom of a developing catarrhal disease. Let’s figure out what to do and how to treat this strong and obsessive throat cough in a child, which can be characterized as dry, deaf and suffocating or whistling, staccato, nasal, constant, sometimes unceasing, sometimes paroxysmal, always debilitating and painful.
In fact, factors that can cause a cough can be a lot – from banal flu to heart failure. For this reason, it is not recommended to engage in self-medication, the choice of suitable therapy is best entrusted to a competent specialist who will diagnose after the necessary examination of the baby.
A cough is called natural reflex of the human body, It helps to clean the respiratory tract from foreign objects. When irritated with mucous hair, dust or pathogenic microorganisms, a person involuntarily makes a sharp exhalation, accompanied by a loud sound.
If mucus is easily detached with this process, then the cough is called wet. With a dry cough, no productive results are observed, this condition can exhaust a person for weeks, leading to severe irritation of the mucous throat.
Situations in which the kid experiences an irresistible desire to clear his throat, a lot:
- getting into the respiratory tract of nasal mucus after a long night’s sleep;