If the cough arose from the common bronchitis or tracheitis, he's usually dry. Need to translate it into a productive, moist, to make starting to form the mucus. At first (first few days) should give the baby mucolytic drugs, or drugs mixed actions, for example, Mucosolvan, Ambrobene, Bromhexine. Then, usually after 2-3 days, you need to replace them with expectorants. When the child becomes to expectorate, medications better to cancel: cough now, will be himself. If you continue to take expectorant drugs at this stage, they themselves will provoke a cough. Parents need only to do a sick baby chest compressions, plenty of water, put mustard, do rubbing and hot foot bath.
When the cough is a result of viral pharyngitis, it is often frequent and dry, exhausting. In this case, help inhalation with anti-inflammatory herbs (chamomile, sage, eucalyptus) and essential oils, even with the usual baking soda. It is necessary to hold them at least 3 times a day, and at night to give the medicines, soothing cough (mukaltin), so he rested and did not Wake up.
If the cough persists for a long time and remains dry, barking, you need to conduct a thorough examination of the child patient. And not only an otolaryngologist, but TB specialist and pulmonologist, blood test. It happens. which cause of cough is allergic, parasitic infestation, in the worst case, pneumonia and even tuberculosis. These issues must be addressed by specialists.
Barking cough may also be a symptom of obstructive bronchitis, whooping cough, false croup. In all these cases the necessary medical emergencies. Otherwise all can end is sad. The specialist will prescribe the necessary treatment, prescribe appropriate medication and treatment. You will not be able to cope with the infection without identifying the type of pathogen. Doctors will select the appropriate antibiotics and antibacterial agents.