Monday, July 12, 2010

Child cold medicine to be alert to

Some drugs such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen is able to relieve pain and fever, and if a doctor for your child to open this kind of medicine your medicines.
At this moment turns warm again, a cold still wary. Our well-tips and I hope that your baby opportunities to reduce the risk for cold reduced.

Cold, though less popular, but it is still like a day and night with our neighbors to constantly remind us that it is nearby. Our children are usually minor sneezing, runny nose symptoms do not care about, but if there are such cold symptoms as a flu, colds per child for one year the average number of about 6 times.

But there is a good news is that the children where each earned one cold, their bodies or the war against germs and viruses of Nengli on Zengqiangyixie, Zhe Yang, to Tamen after school, Gan Mao's Cishu will be greatly reduced Le.

The spread of influenza in children between

Cold, lasting 6-14 days, the first 3 days contagious, but transmission may still occur after two weeks. Opportunities for each other child transmission is relatively large. If a child suffering from cold symptoms showed only a runny nose, he may not care, but like a hand to Ca Biti, this way, the bacteria or virus into his hands, clothes, toys, and can survival of about half an hour, when the other children play with these toys, the then hand to Mobi Zi, rubbed my eyes, can be infected.

Flu prevention strategy

Wash hands

Why do this?

With a virus or bacteria with the hand to rub the nose or eyes, is the most likely people to suffer from the common cold.

This work?

Hand washing is the simplest way to prevent colds, and indeed effective, but only to wash their hands with soap more than 30 seconds, then rinse water. Using hand sanitizers also can achieve the same effect. Especially the kindergarten children, wash their hands if they can guarantee good habits, they cold opportunities will be reduced by 50% or more.

Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing

Why do this?

Each of a sneeze, millions of bacteria to spray into the air.

This work?

Research has proven that flu viruses spread through the air directly is unlikely, unless it is directly sprayed into a person sneezing in the face. In any case, in order to better health and polite, sneezing, please cover your hands or paper is better.

Cold weather wear warm spots

Why do this?

Cold, people get a cold.

This work?

We all have this sense that the cold weather to give a child wearing a dress. Old saying "cold spring and fall cover their" volatile weather season, clothing is effective immediately added measures to prevent influenza.

Patients do not pro-children

Why do this?

Cold can spread through saliva.

This work?

Research shows that parents face about the role of the virus is not strong, unless you let the virus into the eyes or nose. But some bacteria can spread through kissing, such as throat infections caused by Streptococcus.

Drug alert

Some minor cold symptoms, people used to the pharmacy to buy some non-prescription drugs to combat the cold, but in reality, this is not hundred percent safe. Many drug treatment of cough or nasal obstruction is disabled or used with caution in children. Because some drugs can cause allergic reactions or hallucinations, some decongestants and cough medicines can lead to arrhythmia or excessive excitement. Medication to infants, particularly careful not to misuse drugs, larger child should follow doctor's ordered by your doctor.

How cold can feel comfortable after the point

Some drugs such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen is able to relieve pain and fever, and if a doctor for your child to open this kind of medicine your medicines. (Doctor's prescription is based on open condition, not to alleviate the suffering of children to seek some kind of medicine doctor.)

Chicken soup much use at this time. Although some researchers say, chicken soup contains substances against streptococci, but not too sure what the magic ingredient it. Chicken soup help digestion, to prevent dehydration, it will not stimulate the pain of the throat and, more importantly, most children like to drink.

Clean up before going to bed for the baby nasal secretions. Saline nose drops can drip onto the nose, and nasal suction device used to gently suction out secretions, relieve nasal congestion.

Room humidifier to keep the air moist, let the children comfortable. But do not forget the daily cleaning and drying machines, to prevent bacterial contamination.

Misunderstanding of the common cold

Misunderstanding number one: antibiotics to treat colds. Antibiotics fight bacteria, but many cold is caused by a virus, antibiotics can hack it.

Misconception 2: sinusitis will secrete snot green. Secretion of a cold will make people fat, yellow or green nasal discharge.

Misunderstanding number three: cold can not eat. Children need nutrients to recover from the fight against influenza, there is no appetite a day or two if he does not matter, but to ensure adequate water intake of his, especially when fever or stop a runny nose, may lead to dehydration.

Misunderstanding four: stop coughing is very important. Clear respiratory mucus cough is a normal human reaction, do not cough inhibitors taking the children without permission, unless it is the doctor prescribed.

Misunderstanding 5: Chinese medicine, vitamins and minerals can prevent a cold. These substances may be beneficial to the body, but do not rely too much on their role in the prevention of influenza.

Alarming phenomenon

One warning: fever for three consecutive days in 38 ° C or more, or nose secretions are more than 10 days, accompanied by facial pain.

Possible outcomes: sinus infection. If the doctor diagnosed a bacterial infection, he will prescribe some antibiotics.

Police Call 2: complain about ear pain in children or keep pulling the ear, showing irritability, or fever for more than 4 days.

Possible outcomes: ear infections, a common complication of infants and young children. If the child's ears have fluid discharge, the doctor may prescribe antibiotics, but most ear infections will heal.

Police Call 3: breathing difficulties, or with a shrill voice, or the often strenuous dry cough.

Possible outcomes: asthma. Cold generally does not cause asthma, but children suffering from asthma may be brought once the cold shortness of breath. Doctors to distinguish by auscultation common respiratory congestion and difficulty breathing, and then determine the medication.

Police Call 4: pain of blisters on the lips.

Possible outcomes: a simple herpes virus. Most adults have with this virus body and can spread through skin contact or saliva, your doctor may prescribe prescription drugs to shorten the course.

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