How to treat a wet cough in a child and why can it be
A wet cough in a child is a fairly common phenomenon in the period of increased incidence of ARVI and ARI. It often accompanies catarrhal diseases and is inherently a protective mechanism that helps to relieve the respiratory tract from exhaust mucus and foreign particles.
In most cases, wet cough is not an independent disease, it often develops at the stage of recovery of the body and does not require special treatment. But this does not mean that the constant coughing of the baby should not be paid any attention – in some cases it is simply necessary to use drugs that help the mucus to escape.
Most often this cough is caused by:
At the infants a cough is often accompanied by teething, since the excessive formation of saliva characteristic for this process leads to its entry into the bronchi and irritates the baby. In addition, small children clear their throat when nasal mucus or breast milk flows into the respiratory tract.
Despite the fact that coughing can only be a manifestation of a natural protective mechanism, in some situations timely medical assistance is simply necessary. Parents should consult a doctor if they observe the following symptoms in the child:
Children from one year to six can give half the tea spoon no more than four times a day, older children are allowed to increase the dose to a full teaspoon. The medicine should not be used for the treatment of children under the age of one. The average price for a medicine is from 200 to 300 rubles.
Well-known folk recipes will help improve the condition of a sick kid. The main thing is to consult a pediatrician in order to minimize the risk of negative consequences. Usually when sputum is accumulated, a hot drink is recommended:
- In a hot broth of dogrose added a spoon of honey on a glass of liquid. One glass per night is used.