Big Trouble

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If your baby is sick, do not panic, it is better to carefully monitor his behavior and symptoms of the disease. This will help you choose the right treatment tactics.

BIG trouble

If your baby is sick, do not panic, it is better to carefully monitor his behavior and symptoms of the disease. This will help you choose the right treatment tactics.

What is croup?

Distinguish between true and false croup. True occurs only with diphtheria, false - with influenza, acute respiratory diseases. The basis of the disease is the contraction of the muscles of the larynx, the mucous membrane of which is inflamed and swollen. When inhaled, the air irritates the mucous membrane, which in turn causes a narrowing of the larynx and difficulty breathing. With croup, there is also damage to the vocal cords, which is the cause of a rough, hoarse voice and barking cough.

True Croup

False croup

First of all

WHAT YOU CAN DO AT HOME

  • It is necessary to increase the supply of oxygen by opening a window or window.
  • You can take your child to the bathroom, turn on the hot water faucet and let him breathe warm, moist air.
  • Warm drinks like peppermint tea will also help (to relieve a cough, it's good to make an alkaline drink by adding baking soda on the tip of a knife to a glass of milk).
  • You can put mustard plasters on your chest for 5-10 minutes, put a heating pad to your feet.

    Hot foot and hand baths (38-38, 50C) for 5-7 minutes will help.

  • From antiallergic drugs, tavegil or suprastin is indicated - from 1/5 to ½ tablets.

P. S. Please remember that the wonderful saying "Forewarned is forearmed" does not apply to he alth. It is in your power to provide first aid to a sick child, but only a doctor needs to treat the disease. Even a specialist is often difficult to make an accurate diagnosis in a short time. What to say about you. It is better to play it safe and make a false call to a doctor than to engage in dangerous self-medication.

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