Laryngitis in children: features and signs of the disease
In the treatment of laryngitis in children should adhere to certain rules, so as not to worsen the situation. For this, the disease must be accurately and timely diagnosed, because the common symptoms are similar to other types of acute respiratory infections. In addition, it is important to consider that pathology has several forms that differ in their characteristics.
Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx, its mucous membranes. The nasopharynx of babies is formed and develops gradually, as the whole body grows.
In childhood, especially early, it can not fully fulfill its function and protect the child from the penetration of pathogenic microbes. Accordingly, all harmful bacteria quickly enter the larynx, causing inflammation.
The disease is very dangerous, so it is important for parents to know its symptoms, in time to understand when the baby needs medical help.
The causes of laryngitis may be different. Most often it is:
- getting on the mucous membrane of the larynx of bacteria, their reproduction;
- viral infection;
- occurrence of complications after incorrect treatment of other types of acute respiratory infections or ARI.
Depending on the causes of laryngitis may be allergic, viral and bacterial. In addition, doctors distinguish several other forms of it, each of which has its own distinctive features.