Causes And Ways To Deal With Hoarseness?
Hello, I have a son named alfatih who is 3 years old and weighs 13kg, he is coughing up phlegm these days u0026amp; now his voice became hoarse, even though the cough had also just healed in 1 week I wanted to ask a question1. what causes the hoarseness to cough? 2. then what efforts should I make so that the sputum can come out? 3. can I find a cure for phlegm / phlegm in my child?
Hello Mhelan Mimom'a Alfatih,
Hoarseness arises because there is a problem in the vocal cords. The most common cause of hoarseness is laryngitis due to a viral infection, which is an upper respiratory infection (ARI). In addition to hoarseness of ARI can also provide complaints of cough, runny nose, fever, decreased appetite, and so on. Other causes of hoarseness besides laryngitis are:
Respiratory tract irritation
Chronic cough (long and continuous)
Vocal cord injury
There are polyps, cysts, or bumps on the vocal cords.
Vocal fold cancer.
GERD / acid reflux disease (common in adults)
Disorders of the thyroid gland
Usually hoarseness will disappear by itself if the underlying cause has healed. Give children lots of water to drink. Explain to children not to shout or to rest the sound. Bathe children with warm water and give children warm drinks or warm soup. If possible, use an air humidifier or air humidifier. Can also use a basin of warm water then the child inhales the steam. It can also help expectoration. The administration of sputum-thinning drugs (expectorants or mucolytics) in children requires special consideration by a doctor. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.