Acute respiratory infections in children
Children's Doctor Conversations / / March 23, 2016
Non-drug treatments for acute respiratory infections in children
We all know how terrible it is to parents and relatives of the baby when he gets sick.Especially if it is very small, the first months of life.The child developed fever - at once a desire to normalize it.And the smallest quarter of the prescribed aspirin or analgin, etc.You need to know: these drugs can destroy the gastric mucosa.
& gt;Dangerous maybe even aspirin
remember the case from practice.Healthy boy first nine months fell ill the night his temperature rose to 40 degrees.They called a doctor who offered to give aspirin to reduce fever.After taking aspirin temperature briefly asleep, and in the morning the child appeared vomiting color "coffee ground" - a sign of gastric bleeding.The child was sent to the hospital, where he underwent a gastroscopy and found multiple bleeding ulcers on the mucosa.In the center of many sores lying grains of aspirin ...
There is a huge amount of drugs.Everyone knows that the treatmentmuch easier pill unconventional treatment.Initially, the effect of the pills is very vivid: already on the 1-2 day temperature is usually reduced, the condition is improving, are catarrhal phenomena.This fast method of treatment allows us to write the kid in kindergarten or nursery already 5-7- th day from the beginning of the disease.So what is next?A week later, a new disease, SARS and then the endless (acute respiratory viral infection).
prescribe more and more medications, sometimes instead of tablets are already administered by intramuscular antibiotics Each new disease.The child falls ill again, he has a persistent fever (temperature 37,2- 37.3 degrees), or a lingering cold, cough.Then he was sent to the hospital, where subjected to more intensive influence of antibiotics.
& gt;Chemicals - is not a panacea
However, no matter how heavy duty drugs or were given to children, they do not prevent the emergence of the next disease.On the contrary, there are complications in the administration of drugs (drug disease) in the form of allergic skin disorders (diathesis, eczema), respiratory (asthmatic bronchitis) and dysbiosis.More often form pockets of chronic inflammation in the nasopharynx (adenoids, chronic tonsillitis).
& gt;environmental degradation creates additional contraindications
emergence of drug-disease contribute to environmental problems such as air pollution, water, raising the level of radiation.The more disturbances in the environment, the more complications arise.
This means that modern children need to appoint a medication, particularly antibiotics, only under strict individual indications.Antibiotic treatment is indicated only in diseases such as, for example, pneumonia, middle ear purulent lesion, purulent lesion bone (osteomyelitis), meningitis etc.The appointment of antibiotic solved a doctor, but before the arrival of the doctor, you can start working with the child, using non-drug therapy.
& gt;Rapid improvement - not always good
If the doctor believes that the child's normal acute respiratory disease or bronchitis, it is necessary to continue non-drug therapy.In this recovery is not as fast, but not disrupted production of the body's defenses, not sterilized intestines (ie, developing dysbiosis).And most importantly, many of the elements of non-drug treatments carry a quenching and tonic effect.
My experience is that if you decide to switch to non-drug therapy, it is necessary to remember the following three rules.
& gt;Three rules for non-drug therapy
1. Do not mix medications and treatments nslekarstvennye.
For example, if you make a wrap, then do not give aspirin or other analgesic (although it can be psychologically very difficult to give up a quarter of aspirin or analgin).
2. During acute illness with non-drug therapy should be excluded from the diet of meat and dairy products.
your treatment success with non-drug therapy will always depend on how you feed the patient.The fact that the main organs of the full operation of which depends on the formation of immunity - is the liver and digestive system.And if in time they will be overwhelmed by the disease, the immune system has not developed as it should, and the food in the child patient is not fully understood.But if they will be free and will only work on the immune system, the more likely the child will recover, and the immunity he had formed.
Therefore, first of all, as the most burdening the digestive system, should be excluded all kinds of meat and dairy products, including sour milk.This rule does not apply to breast milk: breast milk feeding is maintained.And if a child is bottle-fed, then left those infant formula to which it is adapted.
3. If non-drug therapy should be done several medical procedures a day.
But what is the procedure to be done, will be discussed later.Their selection will depend, firstly, on the symptoms, and secondly, from the child's condition and body temperature.Try to do so: fever - one procedure, the temperature decreased - different.But do not leave a child without medical procedures, because in contrast to treatment with the tablets with non-drug therapy with the child will have to work constantly.
These three rules are very important.They should adhere to, and mothers, and grandmothers, and all adults who are next to the sick child.
& gt;Is it always necessary to reduce the temperature?
There are many fine old methods of lowering the temperature, which we have forgotten.But first, think about whether it is necessary to reduce the temperature of the patients, and if so, in what circumstances.
increase in temperature indicates that the body began to fight infection.
At a temperature of about 38 degrees begin to die pathogenic microbes and viruses.In this case the body produces protective substances, in particular, specific interferons which destroy viruses.Consequently, the rise in temperature - a sign of the body's fight against infection.Only in the body's fight against disease-causing agents produced by the immune system, ie,there are specific antibodies that are stored foreign microorganisms and a new meeting rush to battle with them.In this case, the person gets protection from the disease.For example, baby, up to six months feeding on their mother's milk, never get sick with measles, even with close contact with the patient, if the mother has previously had the disease.In the breast milk will be measles antibodies that destroy the measles virus.
Any doctor knows that if the child has pneumonia takes place against the background of the normal temperature, the condition of the patient is much heavier compared to patients who had the same disease occurs against the backdrop of increased body temperature.The first child, undoubtedly compromised ability to fight disease, reduced immunity.Fever is the body's adaptive response aimed at the destruction of harmful agents and the stimulation of their own immunity.
& gt;When it is necessary to lower the temperature?
Reduce the child's body temperature should be when it is very high (39-40 degrees), and the child does not tolerate this condition.
should also lower the body temperature in children who are prone to seizures, children with birth injuries and lesions of the central nervous system.Such kids need to start reducing body temperature at 37,5-37,8 degrees, without waiting for the lift to 38 degrees and above.
& gt;Non-drug methods to reduce the temperature
There are many non-pharmacological methods of lowering the temperature.Hospitals typically baby wipes at high temperature diluted alcohol, especially large vessels region (the neck - in the course of the carotid arteries, the inner thighs - along the femoral artery).
& gt;Wiping with water and vinegar
But alcohol is very dry skin, so at home better to do with water and vinegar rubdown: one liter of cold water - one tablespoon of vinegar (vinegar is, not vinegar!).It can be in the same proportion to replace conventional apple vinegar.Wiping must first chest and back, and then handle the lower half of the body.On the forehead put a cloth soaked in cold water with vinegar.Rubbing can be repeated every 1.5-2 hours.If the baby is sweating, it is necessary each time to change clothes.We must also see to it that the child was not perekutan.
you wipe the child, and the temperature does not decrease, or after some time rises again?This is probably because the body continues to fight the disease.Then you pour into the tub with warm, pleasant water and put the child there.This bath is perfectly valid and intestines, relieves spasms - and the child calms down.
Better yet, do wrap.It is an ancient method of not only lowering the body temperature, but also cleanse the body.Our skin - a second light.She also breathes and releases sweat harmful substances that accumulate in the body during illness.Leather works especially well as a body cleansing in children.In acute diseases, young children make a full wrap.To do this takes a cotton cloth and soaked in water or an aqueous infusion of yarrow (generally brewed 1-2 tablespoons of yarrow in accordance with the following recipe: yarrow pour water at room temperature in a porcelain, glass or enamel bowl, then place the bowl in a boiling water bath and heatwith frequent agitation for 15 minutes, then cooled and filtered through a cloth or gauze. Water bath can be replaced by a hot stove, but you need to ensure that the medicine is not boiling. the infusion can be prepared 1-2 days of use. Store in a cool dark place,avoiding direct sunlight).The water temperature or infusion of yarrow should be inversely proportional to the temperature of the patient's body.If the baby temperature of about 40 degrees, the water should be cold (from the tap), and if he 37-37,5 temperature, the water must be heated to 40-45 degrees.
& gt;The importance of personal experience
Everyone, and especially a child, is very individual reacts to razlichlichnye procedures, especially those related to cold water.The mother herself is sometimes better doctor will choose the option that is most appropriate for her child.And if you feel that your child something to help, but do not have to really, as I said, trust your own intuition.
So well soaked cloth removed and quickly wrapped around the baby's body so that the handles were loose top, and legs, on the contrary, were wrapped in on all sides.There remain only nezavernutymi foot.Then very quickly the child should be wrapped in a sheet, then flannel blanket, and finally in a blanket (blanket must be prepared in advance).Free as a result there are only face and feet.When a child is fully tightened, it is necessary to put on the feet soaked in water the same temperature, cotton socks, top - wool socks, and then tuck sheets and blankets so as to completely cover the feet.If you feel that your child gets cold, cover it with something else and put the feet warm heating pad.So it should lie 50 minutes - 1 hour.Older children is recommended at this time give diaphoretic herbs, honey, raspberries - if they do not have allergies.The more sweat, the more effective the treatment.Often, sweating does not start after the first or second procedure, but later.But it is not necessary to do wrap twice daily, better to repeat this procedure while a new temperature rise of the next day.
By the end of the procedures necessary to prepare a warm bath to cleanse the skin with sweat, and then after a bath, without wiping the baby, wrapped him in a sheet, blanket and then put on 10-15 minutes in bed, and then put clean underwear.If the baby does not want to go to the bath, wash it with a soul.And if again in 2-3 hours, the temperature begins to rise, you can again do the same bath, but without wrapping, or a warm shower or a baby wipe again vinegar solution.
Wraps are used not only in acute diseases, but also in allergic lesions of the skin and respiratory system, as well as chronic diseases of various organs.You can do full body wrap can be the upper half of the body, or only the stomach - in diseases of the digestive system.
& gt;Cleansing enema
Another useful method - enema.At high temperature increases the absorption of toxic waste which is always accumulated in the lower intestine.Cleansing the intestines, you protects the body from absorption of harmful toxic products.Furthermore, after enema temperature usually drops to 0.5-1.0 degrees, and the child's condition improves.Of course, for a while.But aspirin and aspirin also reduces the temperature of only 1-1.5 hours.Then you have to give them a few more times ...
& gt;Simply put water enema should not be!
must be borne in mind that the children in any case impossible to put a water enema.At high body temperature normal water introduced through an enema, it is actively absorbed from the gut and grabs a harmful metabolic products.The child's condition while dramatically deteriorating.I remember that at one time in the hospital Rusakovskaya were several cases of severe intoxication after a simple water enemas, and doctors then hung the poster "The sisters, children do hypertonic enema!"
& gt;The hypertonic solution
Indeed, children must be entered exactly hypertonic solutions.Calculation of this is as follows: 1-2 teaspoons of salt to one cup (200 ml) with warm water (cold water causes cramping and pain).This solution prevents the absorption of water through the intestinal wall and, on the contrary, takes it out with feces.Children under 6 months is enough to enter 30-50 ml of this solution, from six months to 1-1.5 years - 70-100 ml, 2-3 years - one glass, preschoolers - 1.5-2 cups.Children of 12-14 years entered 700- 800 ml of fluid per one liter of water 1-2 tablespoons of salt (without top).
& gt;Enema with chamomile extract
If a child patient intestines (colitis), it is better to do a cleansing enema, so that it was at the same time healing.Brew Chamomile: 8-10 g (3-4 tablespoons) of flowers is placed in an enamel bowl, pour 200 ml (one cup) of hot boiled water, close lid and heated in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes, then cooled at room temperature for 45 minutes,filtered, the remaining raw materials squeeze, and the volume of the resulting infusion was adjusted with boiled water to 200 ml.Camomile tea is mixed with sunflower oil, for babies - two, the older children to 700-800 ml of the solution add two tablespoons of sunflower oil.The total dosage specified above.This solution possesses anti-inflammatory action.
& gt;Catarrhal symptoms
now describe ways of dealing with catarrhal symptoms.
At the beginning of the disease in the baby runny nose.At a cold young children just before each feeding makes toilet nose.First wick with a soda solution (one teaspoon of baking soda per cup of water) is purified from the nasal passages of mucus, and then bury one or two drops of breast milk.In human breast milk contains all the protective substances that a person develops throughout life.If there is no milk in the mother, it is possible to drip one or two drops of warm vegetable oil.I want to warn you about the danger of the introduction of a soda solution and other liquids through the spout baby pear.The children are very easy to pass fluid from the nose in the Eustachian tube connecting the nose and ear.This can cause inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media).In order to avoid complications is better to wash the nose wick, soaked in a soda solution.
& gt;How soar legs
children over nine months at a cold very well hover legs.What does this mean?