Onset of the disease
At the first symptoms of colds should go to the pediatrician. The child is very small, and he could not say how he hurts. Therefore, in order to properly diagnose and prescribe treatment, need expert advice, in some cases, you should get tested.
Cough is a forced exhalation, which occurs due to muscle contraction, stimulation of receptors. Or differently, is a protective reaction of the body designed to cleanse the respiratory tract from bacteria, viruses and mucus. The cough may be "dry" and "wet". Dry cough sputum departs, for it is inherent paroxysmal in nature, sometimes with a whistle, mainly appears at night. With a wet cough stands out phlegm. Usually for colds mucus begins to leave only a few days.
Before you run to the drugstore for cough syrup for your little Chad, you need to determine the kind of cough a "dry" or "wet". Depends on the choice of syrup and its effectiveness.
Treatment of cough in children under one year
Because the body of the child differs from the adult organism, while treatment with medications is necessary to consider the dose and contraindications. Since not all drugs were tested on children, the instructions are age restrictions.
The syrup or drops
A cough remedies for kids are available in two dosage forms: drops and syrup. The active ingredients are the same. They differ only in the presence of sugar and amount of use. One-time dose of syrup is 5 to 15 ml, and drops – 3-15 drops. Parents choose what they prefer to drink their children.
It is believed that herbs are safer than synthetic substances. This is because they are natural. It is better to start treatment with them, the only some herbs can cause allergies. But there are many synthetic drugs for the treatment of cough in children that the baby can be safely taken as treatment.
If your child is allergic, the choice of herbal syrups must be approached with caution. To start to choose monokomponentny syrups or those containing no more than three herbs.
Their range is very large.
- Dr. Mom
- Geelix (or when wet)
With a wet cough:
- Syrup of licorice
- Mucosolvan children (applicable from 0)
- Stoptussin Fito