A 5-year-old Child Has A Severe Cough Every 12 O’clock At Night?
Hello, I want to ask. My child is 5 years and 8 months ago, I coughed a runny nose, then I gave Brodex * c cough flu, the cold has gone but now it has a cough. now I give s * ilex but already 3 days every 12 hours at night woke up because of coughing, it happened for a while. Does it include allergic cough? Can I give the drug Tropidryl Plus? Please reply, thank you.
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Coughing and colds are health problems that are often experienced by children, especially up to the age of around 5 years. This problem is related to the child's immune system that has not been fully formed. On the other hand, the risk of a child being susceptible to disease also increases due to children's play activities which may not yet be supported by their ability to maintain good personal hygiene (example: likes to put just any item in the mouth).
In general, children can experience 6-10 episodes of cough and cold in a year. The most common cause of symptoms of cough and colds in children is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Other causes that are also quite often are bacterial infections of the airways and allergies. As the age of the child increases, the general occurrence of cough and colds will be increasingly rare because the immune system is getting better. Starting in adolescence, children usually only experience 2-4 episodes of cough and cold in one year.
Without history taking and direct physical examination by a doctor, it is difficult to ascertain the cause of individual cases of cough and cold problems in patients. Given that you have previously given over-the-counter drugs for 3 days and your child's condition has not shown any improvement, we recommend that your child be consulted directly to a doctor or pediatrician so that evaluation and treatment can be needed. In addition to the history and physical examination, the doctor may consider supporting tests if indications are obtained, for example: blood tests, skin testing for allergic testing, etc.
The branded drug product you mentioned could be given to your child. However, these drugs are classified as free drugs so that although they can be purchased without a doctor's prescription, you must give them to your child according to the rules of use listed on the drug packaging. However, you are still advised to check your child to the doctor because your child's condition has not shown improvement with the use of over-the-counter drugs for 3 days.
At home, it is recommended to always get children to wash their hands with soap and running water before eating and drinking, multiply drinking water, minimize contact with children around who suffer similar symptoms, maintain environmental hygiene, and reduce exposure to conditions that trigger symptoms in your child. (example: dust, cold air, air conditioning, etc.), and can also apply telon oil to make your child feel more comfortable. Continue to provide balanced nutritious food regularly.
To enrich your horizons, you can read articles about coughs and colds in children. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.