In autumn the “cold season” begins. Doctors say that the child can not be sick at all, since during the illness the child should develop immunity. About the children’s cold and not only, says pediatrician Mukaddas Faizullaevna.
One of the criteria for a comprehensive assessment of the state of health is the body’s resistance to disease. Resistance of the body is determined by the number of acute illnesses in the last year. On average, low resistance is considered 8 or more times of upper respiratory tract diseases during the year.
The most common causes of diseases are elementary: hypothermia, overheating, unbalanced or irregular nutrition, bad habits (in the case of children, these are bad habits of parents), non-observance of the day regimen, lack of exercise (!), Unrestrained, excessive psychoemotional stresses, unfavorable psychological situation in the children’s team and at home.
When a child has a cold, up to a year, you need to pay attention to the following symptoms: skin discoloration, breathing disorder, cough, sweating, weakness, violation of the feeding regimen, any other unusual symptoms.
It is especially important to monitor changes in body temperature, the appearance of rash, loss of appetite and stool disorders. Mom should alert, if the child became more excited or, on the contrary, listless, began to sleep for a long time, cry out in a dream.
The temperature above 38.5ºC and below 36ºC requires special attention. In addition, if the child has a temperature of 37.1-37.9ºC for more than three days, this should also be alarming, since it can be a symptom of a slowly developing inflammatory process (pneumonia, pyelonephritis, etc.).
The increase in temperature is the main way of fighting the organism with infection, because, on the one hand, when the temperature rises, metabolism is accelerated, making immunity more efficient, and on the other hand, the speed of the spread of viruses and bacteria slows down.
Despite the fact that in the ubiquitous practice, high temperature is used to knock down for the sake of easing the patient’s condition, and pediatricians usually advise to reduce the temperature in a child, if it exceeds 39 degrees.
It is better to use candles or syrups based on ibuprofen or paracetamol in the age-appropriate dose. When choosing a medicine for fever removal, it is better to give preference to drugs that have antipyretic and simultaneously anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. These requirements for the treatment of colds, complicated by fever, in children is responsible ibuprofen (Inforin for children), the principle of which is based on inhibition of cyclooxygenase activity.
Abroad since the late 80’s as an antipyretic medicine, an alternative to paracetamol, in children’s practice actively use ibuprofen, which is sold in pharmacies without a prescription.
The range of indications for prescribing the drug includes infectious and inflammatory and postvaccinal fevers, pain syndrome in otitis, teething and dental diseases, headache, sprains and other types of pain, aged 3 months to 12 years
The antipyretic effect of Inforin for children developed 30 minutes after its administration. In addition to antipyretic, Inforin for children has analgesic effects, which was recorded when the drug was administered to children with symptoms of intoxication (headache, etc.), as well as with acute catarrhal otitis media.
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.
Thus, the conducted observations showed a high antipyretic effect, good tolerability and safety of the Inforin suspension for children in the treatment of patients with catarrhal diseases against hyperthermic and pain syndromes. 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. It should also be noted that antipyretic drugs should be prescribed to children only if the fever exceeds the permissible limit and leads to disruption of the functions of the cardiovascular, central nervous and other systems.
If the child has improved mood, appetite, normalized temperature and activity, as well as no runny nose, coughing or vomiting, then we can assume that the treatment of the common cold was successful.
We wish everyone good health!