Viral Infection, Cold Or A Cough

12/04/2015 11:53

Coughing often sounds a lot scarier than it actually is. It is a protective response of the organism and serves for treatment of the respiratory tract. But he is also a symptom that indicates the presence of disease. Here's how to distinguish harmless cough from the one that indicates that the child needed a doctor.

Viral Infection

* Type of cough: dry, deep and convoluted, it usually occurs in the middle of the night. During the day, the situation has improved, while the night is getting worse. The child may have a fever, cough and in severe cases can also include a beep every time a child breath.

* How to help your child: Set the half-lying position, tap the back to help cough and expel accumulated secretions. Bedroom must be ventilated, not too hot. However, if the cough gets worse or breathing is restricted, immediately call a doctor.


* Type cough: Ripe cough, no shortness of breath or rapid and accompanying squeaky sounds. Sneezing, watery eyes, runny mucus from nose and mild fever (below 38 degrees Celsius).

* How to help your child: Often clean the nose of the child, because it stimulates mucus cough. In infants and young children who can not blow her nose alone use nose drops and a bulb syringe to extract mucus.

Whooping cough

* Cough Type: Attack of dry cough, where breathing is restricted, in an effort to come up for air. The cause is a contagious bacterial infection of the throat, throat and lungs. Children who are not vaccinated against whooping cough are especially susceptible to this infection (vaccination is carried out in the second, fourth and sixth month of life, a booster dose between 12 and 18 months and between 4 and 6 years).