What kind of syrup can I get for a baby from a cough?
Pathology of the respiratory system in newborns develops more often than in older children. Even a common cold can quickly go to bronchitis, and therefore treatment should be timely. If the baby does begin to cough, it is important to choose the right syrup. For babies from cough, the medicine is prescribed exclusively by the doctor after determining the exact diagnosis. Let us consider in more detail the features of some syrups and recommendations for their use. Cough in infants
Cough in a newborn baby is a very dangerous symptom. An unpleasant phenomenon causes many parents to panic. To quickly cope with the disease, first of all, you should consult a pediatrician. It is strictly forbidden to treat newborns independently! This only leads to complications and deterioration of the child's condition. The specialist will be able to correctly diagnose and prescribe a suitable syrup for the baby from coughing.
What can cause cough in toddlers of the first year of life? The inflammatory process leads to a cold, rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchial asthma, tracheitis, laryngitis, bronchitis. The disease can be accompanied by the development of other symptoms, for example, fever, nasal congestion. In addition, do not forget that a child can suffer from coughing due to too dry air in the room or when getting into the respiratory tract of a foreign body.
Define treatment methods
Tactics of treatment depend on the type of cough. Dry or unproductive cough is considered the most dangerous and indicates the development of the inflammatory process. Sputum is not separated from it. Mucolytics - drugs that reduce the viscosity of the pathological secretion - can help this process. Syrup for a baby from a dry cough should have a mild therapeutic effect and have a pleasant taste. It is desirable that in the composition of such a drug there are no components that cause allergic reactions.
Wet cough in children up to a year is much easier to treat than unproductive. To help the child cough up the mucus emerging from the walls of the bronchi, prescribe fluidizers and expectorants. Cough sputum with newborns is difficult because of muscle weakness. To accelerate the process in this case will help vibrating massage. In addition, children are recommended to do inhalations and warming compresses.
What kind of cough syrup can babies get?
Mucolytics used in dry cough are used with caution. Some drugs can be given to the baby of the first month of life, others - a little later. Dosage is calculated strictly by age. One of the most popular medicines is Ambrobene. This cough syrup for babies( 1 month and older) is prescribed by many pediatricians with poor sputum.
"Ambroxol", "Flavamed" has a similar therapeutic effect. The active ingredient in the drug is ambroxol hydrochloride. For children over six months, suitable drugs such as "Lazolvan", "Linkas", "Bronchicum."
The following syrups will help to improve the sputum discharge:
- dry cough medicine;
Effective mucolytics based on ambroxol is a modern and safe cure for coughing babies. The medicine has an expectorant effect, effectively dilutes the pathological secret and promotes its early elimination. According to the instruction, it can be safely given to children of the first year of life, beginning with birth.
The active substance enhances the function of the bronchi and protects the lungs from pathogens. In combination with antibacterial drugs, syrup "Lazolvan" enhances their therapeutic effect.
Indications for the administration of syrup to infants are the following ailments:
- bronchitis( including obstructive syndrome);
- bronchial asthma;
- respiratory distress syndrome( in premature babies).
How to take?
"Lazolvan" in syrup can contain 15 and 30 mg of active ingredient. For treatment of the youngest patients, a remedy is prescribed with a minimum dosage of ambroxol and a pleasant fruit taste. Take syrup for babies from coughing should be after eating. In some cases, it is allowed to mix with water, tea or milk.
Dosage for babies from birth to two years - 0.5 teaspoon twice a day. Doctors recommend in the treatment of mucolytics to increase the amount of fluid in the baby's diet. And you can not increase the dose of the drug for babies.
According to reviews, the syrup effectively fights with a cough and significantly improves the condition of the child already in the first days of therapy. Completely cope with the cold can after 7-10 days. The drug has a minimum of contraindications and is not used only in cases of hypersensitivity( or intolerance) of components in its composition.
Preparation "Linkas" for children
What kind of cough syrup for babies( 4 months) will be the most harmless? Only one that has a plant basis. It should be noted that not all drugs in this category are allowed for the treatment of newborn babies. A unique preparation with mucolytic and anti-inflammatory action is the "Linkas" syrup.
The medicinal product contains the following components( in the form of dry extracts):
- leaves adhatodes vascular;
- marshmallows medicinal( flowers);
- bracteque onsoma( leaves, flowers);
- fruits and roots of pepper long;
- broad-leaved cord( fruit);
- zizifus present( fruits);
- licorice root;
- medicinal hyssop( leaves);
- roots and rhizomes of alpinia galanga;
- a violet scented( flowers).
According to the instructions, the "Linkas" syrup is prescribed for the treatment of infectious and inflammatory processes in the respiratory system, which are accompanied by a cough with a difficult secret: ORVI, tracheobronchitis, pharyngitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, influenza, tracheitis.
The manufacturer does not recommend prescribing it to babies for up to 6 months, but as medical practice shows, the medicine is well tolerated by young children. Without first consulting a pediatrician, the cough syrup for babies "Linkas" should not be used.
The dosage of the drug is calculated according to the age category of the baby. So, for children from 6 months, the expectorant should be given on half a teaspoon 2 times a day.
"Ambrogen" for infants
To cope with a dry cough in newborns and infants of the first year of life, the drug Ambrobene will help. This remedy belongs to the group of mucolytics. Ambroxol is used as the active ingredient. The manufacturer produces the drug in several forms, but for the treatment of the smallest, use a syrup.
This cough is often given for babies."Ambrobe" effectively treats such ailments as laryngitis, bronchitis, tracheitis, pharyngitis, pneumonia( as part of complex therapy) and attacks of bronchial asthma.
How to give to the child?
The duration of treatment and the syrup intake scheme are selected individually. According to the instruction, to children till 2th years the medicine give on half of a teaspoon( 2,5 ml).The maximum daily dose is 15 mg of the active ingredient. Multiplicity of medication - 2 times a day. At the time of treatment with medication, a small patient is prescribed a copious drink in order to sputter and sputter faster.
The drug has some contraindications, which must be familiar to parents. First of all, Ambrobene is not suitable for treating children with intolerance to ambroxol, fructose or other components. Also, the agent is not prescribed for glucosogalactose malabsorption and sucrose deficiency. Only for strict indications and under medical supervision, the syrup is used to treat children with renal or hepatic insufficiency.
Is "Prospan" effective?
Another popular herbal medicine is "Prospan", the active ingredient of which is an extract of ivy leaves. The drug has mucolytic, expectorant, antispasmodic and antitussive effect. Saponins, found in plant raw materials, have antibacterial and antifungal properties. In addition, the medicinal plant contains a high concentration of essential oils, flavonoids, phytosteroids and triterpenoids.
For acute and chronic inflammatory processes in the respiratory system, it is recommended to give this syrup from a cough. For babies( 3 months and even younger) "Prospan" is prescribed for both dry and wet cough. The composition of the drug is alcohol and glucose. Therefore, it can be given to babies suffering from diabetes.
Instructions for Use
Vegetable syrup for cough is given to infants 2.5 ml twice daily. If the recommended dose is exceeded, side effects can occur in the form of abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea. Depending on the severity of the condition of the baby, the doctor can adjust the treatment schedule and the frequency of medication. The drug is often prescribed as part of complex therapy.
"Gedelix": syrup from cough
It takes quite a lot of time to pick up preparations for treating a cough until the year. Pediatricians almost always recommend using funds on a natural basis. Syrup "Gedelix" is a mucolytic of German manufacture, which also exerts an antispasmodic and expectorant effect. The drug has an extract of ivy leaves, which is especially effective in dry cough, and an extract from anise seeds.
Assign "Gedelix"( syrup) for infants of cough in a dosage of 2.5 ml. Indications for use are such pathologies as bronchitis, acute respiratory viral infection, bronchial asthma with difficulty in sputum discharge, pneumonia. It is recommended to dilute the syrup with a small amount of tea or water.
Vegetable components can trigger the development of side effects from the digestive tract( nausea, vomiting) or allergic skin reactions.