When you catch an infection of the respiratory tract, you usually try to fight the unpleasant condition quickly, using combined products available over the counter in pharmacies and proven home remedies for the common cold and influenza. However, when the symptoms of the infection become stronger despite the treatment, or they simply do not subside for a long time – you usually start wondering whether this is a regular common cold or actual bronchitis.
The most common symptoms of bronchitis, i. »
Rhinitis in children is a harmless but especially onerous trouble which usually accompanies a typical infection of the upper respiratory tract (the common cold).
The basic treatment for rhinitis in children consists of using simple nursing treatments, namely: humidifying the air and removing the mucus gathering in the child's nose (use a nasal aspirator in smaller children). Humidifying the nasal mucous membrane is also important (using a saline solution or sea water in a spray which can be purchased in pharmacies over the counter). »
Rhinitis in newborn babies and infants is a very burdensome complaint which makes free breathing difficult and is the main reason for crying and sleepless nights.
Rhinitis treatments for newborn babies and infants are based on using simple, but relieving nursing procedures, clearing the nasal passages from secretions and making it possible to breath more freely.
In order to remove secretions from a newborn baby or infant’s nose, you can use an aspirator or a nasal rubber bulb. »
Influenza in children, influenza in infants
Influenza is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract often mistaken for a regular common cold due to similar symptoms.
In infants and children, influenza can manifest itself with: »
a significantly increased body temperature (fever can reach as high as 40°C in a short time),
a feeling of weakness,
a loss of appetite,
a tiring cough,
and even diarrhoea.
Treating influenza in infants and children consists, above all, in alleviating the symptoms of the infection by giving the following medications:
Analgesic and febricide – containing paracetamol or ibuprofen; depending on the age of your child, you can give this medication in the form of suppositories or syrup.
Tonsillitis, namely a bacterial inflammation of the tonsils usually manifests itself in children and infants with: strong throat pain, redness of the tonsils, enlargement of the cervical lymph nodes and high fever.
Treating bacterial tonsillitis in infants and children often requires using antibiotics which can be prescribed only by a physician.
In order to temporarily alleviate acute throat pain in children you may use: »
painkillers and anti-fever medication (containing paracetamol or ibuprofen) in the form of suppositories or syrup (depending on the age of your child),
inhalations from a saline solution using a nebulizer,
rinses for the throat (sage brew or common salt solution) and lozenges for the throat – for older children (prior to giving the medication to the child, read the instructions carefully).
A course of antibiotics is the most effective method of treating pneumonia. The antibiotics kill bacteria, thus, they target the causative agent. Unfortunately, by killing pathogenic bacteria that is responsible for pneumonia, they also kill the beneficial ones, which are located around the gastrointestinal tract. »
Swine influenza is a disease of the upper respiratory tract caused by the virus A/H1N1, from the orthomyxoviridae family which most often causes influenza. Although the World Health Organization announced the end of the swine influenza pandemic, the ability to diagnose the disease and treat it properly is extremely important in order to avoid complications with a similar strain of influenza in the future.
The most common symptoms of the swine influenza include: »
high fever (even up to 39-40°C) and accompanying shivering,
tiredness and weakness,
loss of appetite,
dry, persistent cough,
sometimes also nausea and vomiting.
Influenza, namely an inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, is caused by viruses from the Orthomyxoviridae family, commonly known as influenza viruses, type A and B. Due to the severity of symptoms, the speed of the disease's development and the risk of possible complications – the influenza virus, type A is the most dangerous to man. It is responsible for yearly widespread cases of people falling ill. »
Gastroenteritis (stomach flu) is a viral infection of the mucous membrane of the intestines. It most often affects children but also happens to adults. The illness is easy to diagnose. »
Influenza, namely a viral inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, attacks a lot of people every year, especially in the season of reduced body immunity. Influenza is caused by viruses from the Orthomyxoviridae family. Type A virus is especially dangerous to man, due to the heavy course of the disease, troublesome symptoms and the risk of complications which endanger not only the health but also the life of the infected person. »