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Young children are particularly susceptible to colds withsevere rhinitis form which quickly without treatment step becomes stagnant. This nasal mucus thickens and becomes sticky, tight. The child is very difficult to breathe, he opens his mouth to alleviate their condition, and secondary infection can join in this event. As a result, it becomes purulent runny nose and mucus thick and green. In this article, we discuss than to treat green snot children.
The cause of
Colds various etiologiesIt begins almost the same - basically a runny nose is a complication of a cold. Supercooled child, he can get his feet wet, or be exposed to rain, summer bathe too long in the sea or other body of water, to fall under the draft. All this leads to the fact that baby immunity drops sharply, the body is weakened and itliterally "snatch" a variety of microorganisms. Since our body always live microbes, including pathogenic, and infection can occur without an external source, and if the child is in contact with carriers of the disease, perhaps secondary infection.
The reason for the start of a cold may be viruses,bacteria and fungi. Depending on the agent selected and the type of treatment, as different drugs affect only the specific type of infection. For example, against viruses antibiotics used meaningless, and they can trigger the uncontrolled growth of mold when fungal infection.
Usually the disease begins acutely, with the active temperature increase, Weakness, aches in the bones, headache, Cough and a bad cold. At first, the nasal discharge liquid and transparent, watery, but the accession of infection quickly acquire a different density and color. They are thick, viscous, poorly separated and vysmarkivayutsya, the child gasps and capricious. The younger the baby, the more likely to get complications of the disease.
The child fell ill
Since the child can not always blow your nose,snot beginning to run down the back of the throat and enter the bronchi. They can provoke severe bronchitis or even more dangerous disease - inflammation of the lungs.
If the child has become snot yellow-green, thatIt indicates the presence of infection. This state is very dangerous for the baby and can lead to numerous complications. Often, their cure is much harder than the underlying disease.
What dangers are
If purulent rhinitis becomes, appearsa high risk of dangerous complications. Most often suffer from the maxillary and frontal sinuses, ears, adenoids, tonsils and throat. The penetration of pus and infection of the sinuses leads to dangerous diseases - sinusitis. The smaller the child, the more dangerous a disease for him. Treating him for a long, difficult and painful.
Note!Often, a runny nose with green snot complicatedotitis - inflammation of the middle ear. This disease can cause partial or total loss of hearing, the child brings severe discomfort and pain. At untimely or incorrect treatment can become chronic and affect the overall health of the child.
If your baby has nasal polyps (adenoids)infection and permanent injury when blowing the nose can cause their active growth. If they reach a critical size, without surgical intervention is indispensable.
Contact infections on tonsils can causetheir infection and the occurrence of tonsillitis or sore throat. In turn, this disease is very dangerous and complications in children can cause severe diseases such as endocarditis and jade.
In the initial stages can be successfully green snottreated folk remedies, but if in 2-3 days running nose does not pass, you need to move on to the medical treatment and the use of physiotherapy.
Treatment of the common cold
Parents should first consult a doctor. It is especially important to do this if the child is very small, so they have even a slight cold can be the beginning of a very dangerous and serious illness.
The first thing to do - is to ensurebaby complete comfort. As recommended by Dr. Komarovsky, the room should be well ventilated, and if the air is dry, to ensure good wetting. At high dry nasal mucosa, and the already very inflamed, dry and increases the suffering baby. The child should be provided with bed rest, if he has a fever, pajamas or a shirt must be changed frequently - wet underwear promotes hypothermia and increased disease.
Note!A sick child should be given plenty ofwarm drink, the food should be high-calorie and soft as a stuffy nose it is difficult to chew. Avoid irritating foods, but make sure that the food was delicious and with a lot of vitamins.
When a cold is very good warming up. You can use the "blue lamp" or a special infrared device, which is convenient to heat the tip of the child. You can also use home remedies, such as hard-boiled egg, a boiled potato, heated rock salt in the linen package.
Use warming salt
Also, nasal cleansing and facilitate the inhalationwashing the nose. Under the action of steam softens the mucus easier and starts to separate, wash and helps to remove it from the nose and helps to ease breathing.
Note!The use of vasoconstrictive drops enougheffectively, but at the same time dangerous. Such droplets can be applied with care, no more than a few days and often, as they may affect the blood vessels and the heart. Independently select and appoint the baby drops in the nose is very risky, it can make only an experienced pediatrician.
Vasoconstrictive drops used with caution
The use of antibiotics is not a panacea andonly possible with a bacterial infection. The decision on the appointment of a child of such drugs should take the doctor, because sometimes the benefits of the drug is covered to its potential harm. However, if from the beginning of the disease has passed a few days, and the green snot and have not been, perhaps, the use of antibiotics - The right decision, especially if there were complications.
If a runny nose with green snot complicated by other diseases, it is necessary to take comprehensive measures. For example, add otitis can be very dangerous, as the site of infectionIt is in close proximity to the brain. Such an infection threatens the child occurrence of extremely dangerous disease - meningitis, an inflammation of the meninges.
Pity the sick child
To cure the green snot is not enoughact one way only. It is necessary to apply the full range of measures, ranging from food and ending with taking medication. It is important to ensure the child a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, not to be irritated at his whims. A sick child can often cry, refuse to eat. The task of parents gently and unobtrusively to convince the kid that medications, procedures, and timely food - this is a necessary step for a speedy recovery. Give him a favorite toy, pity and kiss. In this case, to cope with the disease will be easier.