Laryngitis is a laryngeal edema in a child

Very often children fall ill in the spring and autumn, whenthe immune system is most weakened. Together with catarrhal diseases, inflammation of the larynx often arises - laryngitis (both acute and chronic). The most common cause of laryngitis in children are viral infections, less often - allergies or vocal cord strains. Laryngitis is not a dangerous disease, but sometimes due to damage to the vocal cords in young children, laryngeal edema (false croup) may develop, leading to a risk of death.

With the lightest, catarrhal form of laryngitisa child has a runny nose, inflamed adenoids. In hypertrophic form, the symptoms are more pronounced: severe hoarseness, coughing, swelling in the throat. Sometimes on the vocal cords are formed tiny bumps ("singer's knots"): they make the voice hoarse. Basically, such hoarseness occurs in children with age, but sometimes such formations need to be cauterized with silver or even resort to surgical intervention.

Children engaging in singing maya specific kind of laryngitis - professional. In this case, the larynx does not become inflamed, but without proper treatment due to "singer knots" you can remain with a hoarse voice for life.

Chronic laryngitis in children occurs due to protracted strong cough, prolonged stay in dusty, smoky rooms and so on.

Treatment of laryngitis in children

Treat laryngitis (without accompanying seriousinflammatory diseases) is quite easy. To begin with, you need to ask the child not to talk for a while to give the ligaments a break (kids can come up with an interesting game, the condition of which will be silence).

A sick child should be given a lot of drinking,preferably - warm milk with honey and butter. Such a medicine will help moisturize and lubricate the inflamed ligaments. It is also useful to carry out inhalation with the help of chamomile. eucalyptus and boiled potatoes.

It is also important to exclude fried,acute and acidic foods that irritate the larynx. Before going to bed it is desirable to soar your legs and wrap the sick child well, you can use mustard plasters: this helps to drain the blood from the inflammation focus, and the child feels much better.

It is very important to remember that if symptoms of laryngitis do not go through two to three days and there is a temperature, you need to urgently consult a doctor.

If a child suffers from a prolonged drycough, it is necessary to consult a doctor about taking antitussive drugs. When the cough becomes wet, it is recommended to take expectorant medications.

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Laryngeal edema with laryngitis in children

False groats are a very dangerous form of laryngitis, which leads to a strong swelling of the larynx. Most often it occurs in children six to eight years old.

This laryngitis sometimes develops as a complicationcatarrhal diseases, and inflammation of the larynx occurs very quickly. In case of a false croup, immediately call an ambulance, since the slightest delay can result in death.

Before the arrival of doctors, you must often give the childwarm alkaline drink, make a bath for the legs and hold the inhalation with an alkaline solution. If an ambulance can not arrive on time for some reason, it is necessary to inject the child with an antispasmodic injection intramuscularly. For these purposes, no-shpa, papaverine, dimedrol, tavegil or analgin (if high temperature) will do. Dosage of medication: 0.1 mg = 1 year of life. Thus, a one-year-old child needs to enter 0.2 ml of no-shp, dimedrol and analgin. Injection is only an emergency aid for swelling of the larynx, so you need to take it to hospital as soon as possible.