General hypothermia, inhalation of cold raw air and eating cold food can cause hoarseness. This is due to the development of inflammation in the larynx – laryngitis.

At the same time, acute laryngitis and hoarseness are a symptom of viral respiratory diseases and influenza. Therefore, in the case when the child is hoarse, you need to consult a specialist who can diagnose and prescribe the correct treatment.

Treatment of hoarseness

When acute laryngitis caused by hypothermia, treatment is appointed individually. It depends on what parts of the larynx are inflamed to a greater extent. This disease is accompanied by voice changes, deterioration of General condition, pain when swallowing and fever.

With timely start of treatment, the disease recedes in five to seven days. Recovery contribute to the silence mode and the inhalation of various drugs. Can be used for inhalation decoctions of herbs (the leaves of the fir, the color of oregano, eucalyptus leaves, mother and stepmother, chamomile, sage).

In the period of the disease need to protect the child from a change of temperature, normalizing eating, eliminating all the salty and spicy. Food recommended to be served warm, in order not to open a sore throat.

Once the inflammatory process begins to subside, the General condition will improve and restore the voice. It is very important to bring the treatment to the end, to prevent the disease passing into the chronic form.

Subglottic laryngitis

Sometimes acute laryngitis may occur swelling of the mucous membranes and cause spasms of the muscles of the larynx. This condition is typical for podskladochnogo laryngitis, which become inflamed and the tissue located below the vocal cords.

This disease is dangerous because it leads to a narrowing of the glottis and respiratory failure. The child is seen coughing, especially at night, it becomes hard to breathe, his lips a bluish tint.

Most importantly, reassure the child, provide fresh air, give warm drink, make a hot foot bath and put on the chest of mustard.

These measures in most cases help eliminate spasms and improve the condition. But when detected in a child with diagnosed subglottic laryngitis worsening symptoms need to be hospitalized, because in severe cases it is necessary to conduct a tracheotomy (surgical intervention).

Hoarseness occurs when a child cannot breathe through the nose and he has to pull it through the mouth. It is therefore very important to conduct an examination by an otolaryngologist, who will identify the reason of such condition and prescribe the appropriate treatment.