Autumn is a season of exacerbation of viral and infectious diseases not only in adults, but also in babies. Immunity falls and a person is defenseless before the onset of disease. How to identify the onset of the disease and begin treatment will prompt advice from pediatrician Karimov Rustam Abdualimovich.
The developing children’s organism is particularly sensitive to seasonal temperature fluctuations, when a child’s cold is a common thing. In order to catch a cold, the baby suffers a little overcooling, and the rest of the “dirty” work is done by viruses and infections, which in the child’s surrounding world abound. The main way to spread the “sores” is airborne. Getting into the body, the viruses actively begin to multiply, which causes the disease.
How to recognize that a child is sick?
The first signs that the child picked up the virus and fell ill with a cold are:
a runny nose and “stuffiness” of the nose;
“Pershing” and sore throat;
cough (dry or wet);
Is it necessary to bring down the temperature?
Usually pediatricians (if there are no complicating factors) do not knock down the temperature for colds until it has crossed the 38-degree line. During acute viral and infectious diseases, a high temperature is an indicator of the increased work of immunity in the fight against a virus or bacteria, the higher it is, the more effectively the organism fights, the maximum amount of antibodies against pathogens is produced. Therefore, if the child more or less tolerates its increase, it is better not to bring down the heat, because in this way the immune system of the baby struggles with the illness itself. The most important advice is to learn how to deal with temperature correctly. It is important to know when you can shoot it down, and when not.
Drugs that bring down the temperature in a child are recommended to give:
Children under 3 months if body temperature exceeded 38C
Healthy children older than 3 months, if the temperature has exceeded 39C, is accompanied by a headache, pain in the muscles and joints
Children with heart or lung disease after consultation with a cardiologist if the temperature is above 38.5C
In children with febrile convulsions in the anamnesis, the temperature of 37.5-38C is an indication for taking antipyretics.
What form of antipyretic drug should I choose?
To date, the safest drug for lowering the temperature in children is Inforin (Ibuprofen), it is available in the form of a suspension. Inforin is more effective and for a long time brings down the temperature, because it has a prolonged effect. Infoline for children in suspension is well tolerated, the drug is safe and has a pleasant taste. It should be noted that with the short-term use of ibuprofen, the risk of unwanted effects is quite low, in the treatment of patients with colds against hyperthermia syndrome. Infoline for children can be used in pediatric practice as an over-the-counter form. In recent years, ibuprofen has been recommended to children as one of the main antipyretic agents.
How can you understand that the child has recovered?
Positive dynamics can be considered 3 days of normal temperature. If the child has improved mood, appetite and activity, and also does not have a runny nose, coughing or vomiting, we can assume that the treatment of the common cold was successful.
I wish health to you and your babies!