Posts Tagged ‘cough’
The flu (influenza) is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by influenza viruses.
For most people, the flu causes discomfort and fatigue that can force them to stay in bed for several days. The flu can be more severe in the elderly, young children and people with chronic (long term) of the lungs such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Each year in Canada, the influenza virus causes the death of between 500 and 1500 people, possibly more. Read the rest of this entry »
1 .- Doctor, bronchitis affects all children alike and there are some differences between them? Who is more likely?
First we must distinguish the type of bronchial obstruction of each infant, which differentiates simple bronchitis and wheezing.
Obstructive bronchitis are the main feature present wheezing and difficult to remove air from the lungs. This manifestation of lower respiratory tract are very common in the infant age, coming to stand at over 20% of children of this age. Read the rest of this entry »
Child Pneumonia is an acute inflammation of the lung. The onset of viral pneumonia is characterized by a previous frame of the upper airway cough, rhinitis, fever or feverishness appearing later the commitment of the lower airways with shortness of breath and increased respiratory rate. For its part, bacterial pneumonia is characterized by sudden onset with fever, shortness of breath, chest pain, and general status of the patient. Germs vary by patient age. Is not the same pneumonia in a 2 months in a 2 year old or a teenager. Read the rest of this entry »
Asthma is a disease characterized by respiratory distress with wheezing and prolonged breathing. It is a most common serious chronic disease in childhood, affecting nearly five million children in the U.S. alone.
The asthmatic child is anxious and pale, and breathing difficulty and noise. Asthma is characterized by the intensity of cough, respiratory effort which just blaming the respiratory muscles. So there is collapse of the sternum and the intercostal spaces, nasal flaring and movements of the muscles of the neck, and chest tightness, shortness of breath, and wheezing. Read the rest of this entry »
For rash is defined as a lesion of the skin eruption by infection or allergic sensitization. When it comes to contagious exanthematous disease, then, we are referring to those very common infectious diseases among children who appear “visually” even in the skin, as well as other typical symptoms such as fever, cough, or fatigue. However, childhood diseases do not necessarily produce this event. Whooping cough and mumps, in fact, marred the first years of life without changing the complexion.
Highly contagious disease caused by a virus of the Paramyxovirus family. Symptoms and signs of infection are: fever, cough, rhinitis, conjunctivitis and the appearance of the typical red spots on the skin, known as “Koplik’s spots.” In particular, the spots appear after 2-4 days, first on the buccal mucosa. After 3-5 days, the spots begin to spread a little ‘everywhere, starting from below the ears and on one side of the neck, to spread (within 24-48 hours) also in the trunk and extremities, when they start those to disappear in the face. Arise, then, sore throat and inflammation of the larynx and tracheobronchial mucosa. In the acute phase of illness the fever may reach up to 40 ° C, often associated with photophobia, conjunctivitis, dry cough and itching as moderate. The total duration of measles is usually 8-10 days, although the cough can last longer. The transmission of the disease occurs by direct contact with mucus or saliva of infected patients or through inhalation of infected droplets released into the air by coughing, sneezing or simply talking. The possibility of infecting another person begins 1-2 days before symptoms appear and then 3-5 days before the appearance of Koplik’s spots. The risk of infection, however, ends 4-5 days after the disappearance of the exanthem. The incubation period lasts on average 8 to 12 days, when the first symptoms begin to appear. The event exanthem (rash), however, begins after about 14 days. A diagnosis of measles is only possible when identifying the typical Koplik’s spots. Greater accuracy of diagnosis, then, when you get to the spots is also noted for high fever, malaise el’esantema begins characteristic progression cephalocaudal. Today there are also specific serological tests. Read the rest of this entry »
The virus is spread by sneezing, coughing, Sneeze an infected person. The flu can also be transmitted through direct contact, including hands. An infected person can be contagious about two days before symptoms appear and up to five days. The schools, nurseries are particularly conducive to the spread of the virus.
The main symptoms are high fever, cough, body aches, fatigue, headache, muscle aches. But sometimes events are less free, especially in young infants, with – particularly – the occurrence of digestive disorders. The main problem of influenza in young is linked to complications. Read the rest of this entry »
Nobody would seriously consider the fact of hearing a child coughing. In fact, the experts explained that the cough is generally a manifestation of the airways, which usually lasts a short time, perhaps a maximum of ten days and is removed as it arrived. However, if after this time the cough persists and has not yet consulted a specialist, it is time
The cough is simply a body’s response to something that is not working. For this reason, rather than be worried about cure, it needs to be examined by a specialist so that you can be reached and attack the causes. Here the answer to frequently asked questions on cough:
1) What is cough?
The respiratory system using cough as a defense mechanism and as a way to remove secretions that accumulate there. As through coughing sputum is expelled from the body, as this is the most effective method of keeping the area clean. However, pediatricians reported that the cough is one of the most frequent reasons for consultation, as their presence is very annoying both for those who experience it and for those who hear its constant demonstration. Read the rest of this entry »