Missing the voice of the child: what to do
Children are often much harder to tolerate respiratory disease than adults. This is due to the structure of their respiratory system. So, children more often than adults, lost his voice during illness. What to do if missing the voice of the child.
Usuallythe loss of voice is a symptom of laryngitis, inflammation of the throat. Laryngitis in most cases does not occur on its own, but in connection with a cold or infection. In children, laryngitis leads to loss of voice more often than in adults. This is due to the fact that children have more blood vessels in the mucous membrane of the larynx, and the trachea is narrower. The voice is lost because the inflammation seizes the vocal cords, leading to their edema.
If the voice of the child, the first thing you need to go to the doctor. Laryngitis can accompany not only a relatively harmless cold, but, say, whooping cough, which is very dangerous for young children. And one of the neglected forms of laryngitis - acute stenosing laryngotracheitis - can cause a sudden attack of false croup. which without timely medical assistance can lead to a halt in breathing.
The doctor will examine the child and prescribe the appropriate treatment of the underlying disease and laryngitis. However, there are some General guidelines that you should follow if he lost his voice at the child. The first recommendation is silent. The child must be least try to talk. Whisper is also contraindicated - the vocal cords with whisper strain no less than in a normal conversation. You can, for example, play with the child in a "silent".
Gargle in laryngitis is not recommended. the larynx of the child narrowed and inflamed, so that it will still not get enough medication. On the contrary, attempts to "pubblicati" medicine will further irritate the mucous membrane of the throat, which is inflamed, and straining the vocal cords.
So rinsing should be replaced by inhalation. You can do inhalation with soda and eucalyptus oil or on the basis of decoction of medicinal herbs (for example, chamomile with linden and eucalyptus, taken in equal proportions). If the child is old enough, pour the broth into the pan, plant the baby and cover it together with the pan with a large towel - let it breathe the steam.
If the child is small, it is better to use a special inhaler. But if the inhaler is not — fill the bathtub with hot water, add eucalyptus oil (best to instill it in sea salt, and already its added to the bath) and take a child there. To put it in the bath, not necessary, just let him breathe the steam! If there is an air humidifier. You can put it in the room where the child is lying, and turn it on.
Also to improve condition will help plenty of warm drinks. Heat a glass of milk to a temperature of about 40 degrees, add 2 tsp of honey (if the child has no allergies) and 1 tbsp melted butter. Let the baby drink the milk with butter and honey 2-3 times a day for half an hour and then wrap his neck with a warm scarf. The rest of the time you can give warm tea. The drink should be warm, not hot — hot will only aggravate the problem !
During laryngitis, the child must follow a special diet. You can't give him salty, spicy, spicy, very hot or very cold foods. In addition, the doctor may also prescribe the child antihistamines or other medications, if necessary.
Once again, we emphasize your attention:when I lost my voice at the child, the first thing you need to go to the doctor. Laryngitis can lead to serious complications if you engage in self-medication. All of the above recommendations should be followed if the doctor examined the child and confirmed that there is no danger. If there is a risk of complications, the doctor may prescribe a specific treatment and even recommend hospitalization.