Worse from inhalation
Respiratory diseases are diseases that affect the respiratory tract, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs. They range from acute infections, such as pneumonia and bronchitis, to chronic conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Why you should be very careful with inhalations, says the expert.
Steam inhalations and inhalations with a nebulizer are traditionally considered absolutely harmless in our country. So thinks the majority of caring mothers who adore self–medication and who, for any reason and without it, prescribe children to breathe over a saucepan or inhaler. In fact, inhalation is not as safe as it seems. We turned to the otorhinolaryngologist of the multi–field clinics “Pharmaindastries” with a request to clarify when inhalations are useless and can even be dangerous.
First of all, I want to emphasize: any inhalation can be carried out only by agreement with the attending physician. Potentially, any such procedure, except, perhaps, inhalation with saline, has contraindications and can cause the opposite effect – that is, instead of the expected improvement in condition, aggravate it.
Even such seemingly safe at first glance inhalations with herbal preparations or steam from potatoes can lead to undesirable consequences.
Firstly, they should not be used to treat children under three years of age. In addition to the obvious danger of injury (a child may accidentally overturn the contents of the container), this method is also dangerous because in everyday conditions it is quite difficult to determine and adjust the temperature of the steam. And this is fraught with an internal burn of the upper respiratory tract.
Secondly, if we are talking about a purulent process, then such inhalation will not lead to anything.
Thirdly, as for inhalation with special solutions and drugs, their composition should be prescribed by a doctor. With the wrong dosage and frequency of inhalation, it can lead to a shock condition and swelling of the upper respiratory tract. There are cases when, due to the incorrect use of one rather popular and, by the way, effective means, the case ended in death. As a result, the drug was even banned.
Also of great importance is what kind of cough they are trying to cure with the help of inhalation and what is the reason for its appearance.
With a plentiful wet cough, for example, the procedure cannot be continued for more than 5 days, and in the case of the so–called “barking” cough and false croup, inhalations can be very effective. But then again: their composition and frequency should be determined solely by the doctor after diagnosis!
It is the cough of all the symptoms of acute respiratory viral infections that is the longest able to torment a person, and children suffer the most from it. How to make it pass as quickly as possible?
Autumn comes to us not only “… in crimson and gold clad forests …”. After a hot summer, respiratory viral infections return to the city. And that means again the temperature, sore throat and cough. By the way, it is the cough of all the symptoms of acute respiratory viral infections that is the longest able to torment a person, and children suffer most from him. How to make it pass as quickly as possible?
Rule 1. It is impossible to suppress a cough (unless the doctor prescribes taking cough medications). The respiratory tract should be cleaned of sputum, which is based on mucus, dust particles, bacteria, and products of inflammation. This is the key to a quick recovery.
Rule 2. Popular methods, such as drinking milk with onion broth, if they bring relief, then short–term. These funds do not affect the cause of cough, and do not contribute to a better discharge of secretions from the respiratory tract and lungs.
Rule 3. Be careful with herbal fees, especially if you are trying to collect them yourself or buy in the market from grandmothers. There is a high risk of encountering a useless, at best, and at worst, allergenic or even poisonous plant.
Rule 4. Do not take antibiotics without a doctor’s prescription. Many people who suffer from coughing do not need such drugs, because their disease is caused by viruses that they do not act on. It will give nothing but an extra load on the liver.
Rule 5. Do not wait for the cough to become excruciating. From the first days of the disease, start taking modern medicines that can comprehensively solve the problem, while they must act efficiently and safely.
Many parents turn their eyes to natural remedies, as the most gentle treatment for children. Indeed, herbal remedies are safer, for example, Mucoplant preparations,% 20), produced under the well–known “natural” German brand Doctor Theiss, can both cope with uncomplicated colds on their own and be reliable helpers in complex treatment, while they can treat even one year old babies.
Why is it best to buy such products in pharmacies? Modern dosage forms of preparations contain purified essential oils and plant extracts that really “work” – for example, Syrup with plantain) contains plantain lanceolate extract (1: 1).
Clinical studies of safety and efficacy are conducted only for drugs registered as drugs.
International quality standards and GMP extraction technologies, which are used in their production in Europe, ensure the safety and maximum effectiveness of biologically active substances.
Manufacturers offer a wide selection of not only drugs with antiseptic and anti–inflammatory effects, but also their forms. So, in the lineup there are not only syrups intended for oral administration, including a specialized night one, but also Eucalyptus Ointment, which helps fight cough with external use.
Sugar is not used in modern medicines, which reduces the risk of tooth decay, and also allows patients with diabetes to use similar drugs. The use of syrups and ointments of the line will help ease the cough of the whole family – including one–year–old babies, pregnant and lactating mothers, as well as other patients of any gender and age.
The incidence of pertussis among children has risen sharply in the world. We are trying to figure out if a bad vaccine is to blame, or if parents with anti–vaccination methods push their children into the arms of a dangerous disease.
According to media reports, the incidence of whooping cough in January–August 2016 increased by 1.6 times compared with the same period in 2015. Faust Mekhil, KDL Medical Director, Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics Doctor, explained how the vaccine against pertussis protects us, and the famous Dr. Doolittle gave us an exclusive comment, in which he said what the outbreak of whooping cough can lead to and how dangerous the “fashionable” vaccination is now for the entire population. Bacchanalia“.
On September 19, a batch of DTP vaccine was withdrawn, which was produced by NPO Microgen. It was with this vaccine that children were vaccinated as part of the implementation of the National Calendar of Preventive Vaccinations recommended by the US Presidential Health Fund.
At the same time, the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well–being published data on infectious diseases in the world for January–August 2016. According to them, “the incidence of whooping cough in January–August 2016 increased by more than one and a half times. Almost six thousand cases of pertussis were reported, including in children under 17 years of age. ”
Many comments immediately appeared in the media that a bad vaccine could cause such an outbreak. However, many experts are not ready to draw such unambiguous conclusions and continue to insist that we have huge problems with vaccination coverage in our country. In addition, many diseases, including whooping cough, can carry cyclical outbreaks every 2–4 years, so it is likely that one of these has occurred.