Emergency help with swelling of the larynx
Laryngeal edema is not an independent disease, butone of the signs indicating other disorders in the human body. The larynx often swells in men between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five. Edema can be non-inflammatory and inflammatory. The cause of the ailment is often mechanical damage. After organ radiotherapy or radiological examination, edema may also develop. The puffiness of the larynx is also promoted by:
- pyogenic processes in the cervical region, in the pharynx, the root of the tongue, the peripheral space, the palatine tonsils.
- Acute infectious diseases (influenza, measles, scarlet fever, typhus).
-chronic infectious diseases (tuberculosis, syphilis).
The laryngeal lumen tapers quickly, for example, withexposure to a foreign body or spasm, or the process takes a long time against a background of chronic illness. The severity of the disorder will depend on the rate of development of the symptom and the degree of narrowing of the larynx. Patients complain of the sensation of a foreign body, sore throat, their voice changes. It's harder to breathe. When swelling of the larynx is also noted noisy breathing, which often resembles a whistle. Sometimes acute stenoses can develop which cause suffocation, which can lead to a threat to human life.
Diagnosis of laryngeal edema, as a rule,uncomplicated. The doctor quickly determines the symptom by performing a laryngoscopic examination. But it's hard to understand what caused the swelling. The ophthalmic larynx sometimes covers a small tumor or a foreign body.
Rendering Emergency aid for swelling of the larynx.
In all periods of the disease, measureson hospitalization of patients in the ENT department. With edema of the larynx, therapeutic measures are prescribed: liquid food, bed rest, intake of sulfanilamide preparations and antibiotics, swallowing of ice, mustard greens to calves, hot foot baths, intravenous infusions of ten to twenty milliliters of glucose and ten percent solution of calcium chloride, a five percent solution of ascorbic acid, use of antihistamines. In more severe cases, one to three milliliters of an aqueous solution of prednisolone is administered.